|681st Lord Mayor of London|
7 November 2008 – 13 November 2009
|Preceded by||David Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Nick Anstee|
|Political party||UKIP (c.2014 - present)|
|Labour (until c.2014)|
Luder attended The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Elstree and studied economics and economic history at University College London (BA) before working as a tax accountant for Arthur Andersen and later Grant Thornton. He regularly comments on tax matters and helped to found the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers, and is a liveryman of the Coopers' Company. He entered local government as a Labour councillor in Bedford and was a member of Bedford Borough Council for 23 years. Luder also stood for Parliament as the Labour Party candidate for Yeovil in 1979.
Luder was a Sheriff of the City of London for 2007–08 and was elected Lord Mayor on 29 September 2008, taking office in the "Silent Ceremony" on 7 November. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.
In 2008, Luder and his wife were involved in a dispute with their neighbours over the neighbours’ cat, with the UK newspaper The Daily Mail writing: "“Not since Dick Whittington has a cat caused such a stir for a Lord Mayor."
On 28 March 2012, Luder was announced as the new chairman of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He took up the post on 1 July that year. Shortly after his selection in January 2015 as a UKIP candidate for the 2015 general election, Luder stood down as NHS Trust chairman.
Luder is the United Kingdom Independence Party candidate for the constituency of South Basildon and East Thurrock at the 2015 General Election. In December 2014, Luder was one of five people on the shortlist to become United Kingdom Independence Party candidate for the constituency, but he was not selected on that occasion. Shortly after the selection, the successful candidate, Kerry Smith, resigned as UKIP's nominee for the seat after he was recorded making offensive remarks about fellow party members in a telephone conversation. A new selection was held in January 2015, which Luder won.
- Waller, Martin (8 November 2008), "London welcomes new mayor Ian Luder to office", The Times, retrieved 10 November 2008
- New Lord Mayor elected for City of London, City of London, 29 September 2008, retrieved 10 November 2008
- cityoflondon.gov - Member details, retrieved 10 November 2008
- The London Gazette: . 31 December 2009.
- "Police called in after London's Lord Mayor falls out with his neighbours over a dead cat". The Daily Mail. 13 October 2008. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
- Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Press release, 14 January 2015
- "UKIP'S Neil Hamilton withdrew from standing for South Basildon and East Thurrock MP...and deselected Kerry Smith was reselected instead!", Echo, 11 December 2014
- "Ian Luder new UKIP candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock". BBC News. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
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