Hackney Borough Council has 1,681 empty homes

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 Hackney Central ward, where you have 13 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.

Joe Richards, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: In a borough where so many people are on waiting lists for homes, living in sub-standard temporary accomodation or on the streets- it is a scandal that so many homes are left empty.
Dave Raval, Liberal Democrats

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Vincent Robert Albert Stops, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Sophie Conway, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Benjamin David Hayhurst, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Alec James Rossiter, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Charlene Luto Concepcion, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Heather Elizabeth Whitelaw, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Jamie Chamberlain, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Joseph William Richards, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Sampson Ewurum, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Siobhan Emma MacMahon, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Stephanie Rose Schwarz, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.