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.
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 Borough Council and at the last election, held on 22 May 2014 Michael Desmond, Anna-Joy Rickard and Rick Muir, all Labour Party candidates, were returned. Turnout was 39.8%.
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.
At the 2011 Census the population of the ward had increased to 12,921.