Hackney Downs (ward)

Hackney Downs is a ward in the London Borough of Hackney, corresponding roughly to the Hackney Downs area of London, UK and forms part of the Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency.

Hackney Downs
Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 0°03′47″W / 51.556°N 0.063°W / 51.556; -0.063Coordinates: 51°33′22″N 0°03′47″W / 51.556°N 0.063°W / 51.556; -0.063
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
CountyGreater London
London boroughHackney
CreatedMay 2002
Named forHackney Downs
 • BodyHackney London Borough Council
ONS code00AMGH
GSS codeE05000238

It was created for the May 2002 local election. There was previously a Downs ward from 1965 to 1978.


The ward returns three councillors every four years to Hackney Borough Council. At the last election, held on 3 May 2018, Michael Desmond, Anna-Joy Rickard and Sem Moema, all Labour Party candidates, were returned. Turnout was 39.7%.[1]


In 2001, Hackney Downs ward had a total population of 10,294. This compares with the average ward population within the borough of 10,674.[2]

At the 2011 Census, the population of the ward had increased to 12,921.[3]


  1. ^ "Borough councillors election 2018 | Hackney Council". hackney.gov.uk. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
  2. ^ LB Hackney Borough Profile "1.5 Population density", and table 1.10 "Population by ward, 2001" pp. 20; (LB Hackney, 2006) accessed 6 October 2009
  3. ^ "Hackney Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 22 October 2016.

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