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Thursday, 27 May 2010

The start of the municipal year

Last night, there was the Annual Meeting of Hackney Council where a new speaker is elected for the coming year.

Cllr Sally Mulready from Chatham ward was elected as the Speaker and became Hackney's 110th 'first citizen'. Civic leaders, councillors, representatives of the armed forces, the emergency services, our two MPs and GLA member were all present for the ceremony.

Sally has been a councillor for 12 years and has been involved in many campaigns over the yearss, including her work supporting the wives of striking miners, supporting elderly Irish residents in London and helping to bring in many hundreds of thousands of pounds from Ireland to help the traveller community here in Hackney. She has also been a notable supporter for those subjected to miscarriages of justice, helping on the cases of the Birmingham Six and also supporting the calls for a review into the conviction of Hackney's Sam Hallam.

We look forward to welcoming her to events in our ward and hope that she enjoys the year ahead as Speaker.

For more information about the Speaker - see here.

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