Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hoxton West votes - local election results 2014

Hoxton West Councillors would like to thank everyone who voted for us in the local elections that took place on 22 May 2014 and for backing our campaign to continue to transform Hoxton West. We are also grateful to everyone who took the time to talk to us over the past twelve months, for telling us what you think of our progress so far, and for sharing your thoughts about how we can continue to make Hoxton West an even better place to live.

We delivered hundreds of manifestos; tens of thousands of leaflets and hundreds of letters about our record of campaigning for local people since the 2010 elections and outlining our plans for the next four years. We walked tens of miles across the new ward speaking to thousands of residents. Your thoughts, ideas and aspirations helped to form our election pledges which we will now work to deliver – read them here.

As well as our victory in the local elections, Hackney also voted to return Jules Pipe as Mayor of
Hackney. He romped home to victory on first preference with 59% of the votes, an increase of 7.5% over 2010. At one point a table collapsed under the weight of his votes!

Full results of the local and Mayoral elections are available on the council website.

We want to continue to work with you to be a strong voice for all of Hoxton West.

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Thanks once again,

Carole, Phil and Clay

Friday, May 02, 2014

Election Pledges 2014

Over the past few months Hoxton West Councillors have been speaking to local residents to ask what your priorities are for the ward for the next four years.  Based on what you have told us, we are making five election pledges to you. If elected we will...

  1. Campaign to see better regulation of the private rented sector in Hackney, continue to resist Tory and Lib Dem attacks on social housing and fight nationally with the Labour Party to end the Bedroom Tax.
  2. Improve the local environment by planting more street trees, improve cycling facilities and lobby to hold the Mayor of London to account on delivering better air quality in Shoreditch.
  3. Fight for improvements to our local roads and public realm including New North Road junctions and crossings, Murray Grove and Cropley Street shopping area and Pitfield Street.
  4. Ensure that Hoxton West's local parks and green spaces such as Shepherdess Walk Park and Charles Square get the investment they need and work to bring toilets and cafe to Shoreditch Park. Work with the Council to improve leisure facilities at Britainnia Centre.
  5. Complete the Decent Homes programme in Hoxton West over the next 12 months and deliver new investment to those homes left out of the original Decent Homes programme on Fairbank, Provost, Charles Square, Wenlock Barn, Windsor Terrace, Haberdasher and St John's Estates. Finish the regeneration of St Leonard's Court.