Green Party member in the running for two mayoralties

By Noah Vickers, Local Democracy Reporter

The Green Party’s London mayoral candidate has said she is still “completely committed” to her campaign for City Hall, despite also running next week to become Mayor of Hackney.

Zoë Garbett, the Greens’ candidate in both elections, admitted she could not effectively perform the roles of Hackney mayor and London mayor at the same time – but said she could still be the candidate in both races.

Asked whether she would remain as her party’s London candidate if she is elected as Mayor of Hackney, she said that she will “see what happens”.

She said: “I don’t think you could do both jobs, but I think you could run in both elections. Well – you could be the Mayor of Hackney whilst running to be the Mayor of London.”

The by-election for the Hackney mayoralty is being held on Thursday, while the London mayoral election is taking place on May 2, next year.

Ms Garbett previously ran as Green candidate for the Hackney mayoralty in 2022, coming second with 17 per cent of first preference votes. Labour’s Philip Glanville won re-election with 59.1 per cent of the vote.

Pictured top: (Picture: Zoë Garbett, the Greens’ candidate in both elections)

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