Former Hackney Councillor and Cabinet Member for Children's Services 2006-2014
"I worked with Phil in my years as Cabinet Member and he has been consistently impressive.
"The impact of housing quality on wellbeing - of both children and adults - is consistently underplayed in policy discourse. Phil's expertise, passion and record of delivery in this area will redress the balance.
"Maintaining a diverse, socially mixed and cohesive Hackney matters to me. The part played by housing, tenure and quality is critical to securing the kind of Hackney I value. Phil is the candidate best placed to deliver.
"Phil's record of engaging with, listening to, and genuinely hearing all of Hackney is second to none. I believe Phil to be the best of four good candidates standing to be the Labour Mayor of Hackney."