New River (ward)

New River was a ward in the London Borough of Hackney and forms part of the Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency. Consisting of an area of Stamford Hill the ward also incorporated the large council estate of Woodberry Down. The ward takes its name from the New River, built to supply London with drinking water in the early 17th century.

New River
Coordinates: 51°34′08″N 0°04′52″W / 51.569°N 0.081°W / 51.569; -0.081Coordinates: 51°34′08″N 0°04′52″W / 51.569°N 0.081°W / 51.569; -0.081
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
CountyGreater London
London boroughHackney
Created1 April 1965
AbolishedMay 2014
 • BodyHackney London Borough Council
ONS code00AMGP
GSS codeE05000244

The ward returned three councillors to the Borough Council, with elections every four years. At the previous election on 6 May 2010 Maureen Middleton (Conservative Party); and Labour Party candidates Michael Jones and Sean Mulready were returned. Turnout was 56%; with 3,956 votes cast.[1]

In 2011 New River ward had a total population of 12,551. This compared with the average ward population within the borough of 12,962.[2]


  1. ^ "Election 2010 results". Hackney Today (231). Hackney London Borough Council. 10 May 2010. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Usual Resident Population (KS101EW)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 April 2016.