Luke Akehurst

Luke has been a Labour activist for 32 years. He is passionate about tackling poverty and inequality. As a parent and cancer survivor he will fight to defend our NHS and schools from Tory cuts.

He wants zero tolerance of antisemitism in Labour, with the EHRC’s recommendations implemented in full. On Labour’s NEC Member 2010-2012, he had a record of fairness and defending democracy in taking decisions, and openness and accountability in reporting back to members.

With three decades experience of campaigning, on the NEC Luke's absolute focus will be turning Labour back into an election-winning party.


Help put Labour back on the path to power
  • Joined the Labour Party 1988

  • National Secretary1995-1996

    of Labour Students
  • Labour Party Organiser 1996-1998

    Holborn and St Pancras CLP
  • Political Assistant 1998-2000

    Hackney Labour Group
  • Labour Candidate 2001

    for the Parliamentary
    seat of Aldershot.
  • Hackney Labour Campaign Manager 2002-2014

    Increased Labour seats
    from 29 to 50
  • Labour Councillor 2002

    Group Whip and Health Scrutiny Chair, London Borough of Hackney (2002-2014)
  • Labour Candidate 2005

    for the Parliamentary
    seat of Castle Point.
  • NEC member 2010-2012

  • Branch Secretary 2015-Present

    Greater Marston
    Branch Labour Party
  • Membership Secretary 2015-2017

    Oxford Labour Party