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Hackney & Islington

Who are we?

We are Hackney and Islington Citizens, a Citizens UK Chapter, part of TELCO (East London Community Organisers) and North London Citizens. 17 members form our alliance, from schools, universities, faith institutions and charities.

Together, we organise to overcome injustice and win change on the things that you and your local communities care about most across the boroughs.

With a history tracing back to Shoreditch Citizens in 2011 and TELCO in 1996, we‘ve successfully campaigned for:

  • Paid work experience
  • Resettling 10 refugee families
  • Damp proofing council homes
  • 200+ laptops & internet during the COVID-19 pandemic for members of our community
  • And much more!

What are we fighting for?

The priority issues voted on by members in our community include:

  • Digital inclusion
  • Fair energy for local communities
  • Building trust and better relationships with the police

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Catholic Association for Racial Justice
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • English for Action
  • Hackney & Stoke Newington Methodist Circuit
  • Loughborough University London
  • Loughborough - Institute for Design Innovation
  • New City College
  • New Unity
  • St Andrew's N16
  • St James’, Clapton
  • St Joseph’s, Bunhill Row
  • St John’s, Hoxton
  • St John the Baptist Primary School
  • St Thomas More, Manor House
  • The Unity Project
  • Wesley Chapel


We know everyday people have the ability to shape the world around them and we're always looking for new members to join us!

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a Citizens UK member.

Get in touch with our local Community Organiser Olivia Blanning (, and fill out our form below to hear updates from our Chapter.

Keep in touch

East London (TELCO) Citizens

Learn more about East London Citizens, the issues they're campaigning on and how to get involved.

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North London Citizens

Learn more about North London Citizens, the issues they're campaigning on and how to get involved.