Philip Glanville is The Mayor of Hackney, having been a councillor for Hoxton West ward in Shoreditch, Hackney, first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
Since May 2014, he has been the Cabinet Member for Housing. As a Cabinet Member, he is responsible for housing services to over 30,000 homes and Hackney Council's Housing Estate Regeneration Programme to deliver over 2,700 new council, shared ownership and private homes in the borough, as well as Woodberry Down Regeneration, Private Rented Sector and Housing Needs.
Philip has lived in Hackney for twelve years, and London for the last sixteen. As a councillor, he has held a variety of roles including Chair of the Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, Cabinet Adviser for Hackney Homes and Cabinet Member for Hackney Homes and Regeneration Estates. In his role as a ward councillor, his proudest achievement is winning the campaign to re-open Murray Grove Post Office.
Philip has worked in Parliament for two Labour MPs, including as an adviser to a minister and shadow minister, and previously worked for a national HIV charity near Old Street. He is also a Trustee of a regeneration charity, and a founder member of the Hoxton Ward Community First Panel.