In October 2017, there were 1,681 unfurnished and empty homes in Hackney Borough Council, of which 490 had been empty for longer than 2 years.
What your candidates say about empty homes
You'll be voting on 3 May in Dalston ward, where you have 9 candidates to choose from.
We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Hackney Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.