Luke’s Experience

  • Labour Party member since 1988.
  • NEC Member, representing CLPs, 2010 to 2012.
  • Parliamentary candidate for Aldershot in 2001 – increasing the Labour vote against the tide – and Castle Point in 2005  – exposing a racist local Tory campaign in the national media.
  • Hackney Labour Councillor 2002-2014 and Chief Whip for seven years – a key player in bringing political stability which has led to massive service improvements in a previously failing hung council. Chair of Health Scrutiny 2010-2014.
  • Campaign Manager in the Hackney Borough elections in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 increasing the number of Labour seats from 29 to 50, and in the London elections in 2008 and 2012.
  • Vice-Chair of Hackney North CLP for 13 years 2001-2014 (previously a CLP Officer in Bristol West CLP).
  • Vice-Chair (Membership) of Oxford Labour since 2015.
  • Member of the London Labour Regional Board, elected by CLPs, 2008-2010.
  • Full-time Agent for Rt Hon Frank Dobson MP in the 1997 General Election and prior to that National Secretary of Labour Students.
  • School governor for 16 years.
  • Member of Unite, the Co-Op Party and Fabian Society.
  • Active trade unionist for 23 years – including seven years as a member of Amicus London Regional Political Committee.
  • Secretary of Labour First, the national network of Labour moderates.

Speaking for Labour on BBC’s election night results programme, 2008

2 thoughts on “Luke’s Experience

    • Waiting to see which of Owen and Angela ends up running. I expect one of them will drop out so there is a single challenger.

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