Luke Akehurst

My blogs

About me

Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Director, We Believe in Israel
Location Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Labour Party activist since 1988 - firmly on the moderate wing of the party. Member of Labour’s NEC 2010-2012 and since 2020. National Secretary of Labour Students 1995-6. Parliamentary candidate for Aldershot (2001) and Castle Point (2005). Hackney Councillor (Chatham Ward) 2002-2014, Labour Group Chief Whip 2002-09, Chair of Health Scrutiny 2010-2014. Supporter of Europe, NATO/nuclear deterrence, Israel, electoral reform. Guardian reader. Dad. Oxford resident. Unite union member. Employment history as a Labour Party Organiser, Local Government Political Assistant, Director at a Public Affairs company. All views expressed in a personal capacity. The rest will become evident from reading the blog.
Interests Labour Party Politics, Napoleonic Military History, Food, Wine, Italy
Favorite Movies Dr Strangelove, Apocalypse Now, Gladiator, The Duellists, Brief Encounter
Favorite Music Morrissey, The Smiths, The Killers, New Order, Motown, Prokofiev
Favorite Books George Orwell, Primo Levi, George MacDonald Fraser, Julian Rathbone, Larry McMurty, Almanac of American Politics, Almanac of British Politics, Almanac of Australian Politics, anything about Napoleonic Military History