|681st Lord Mayor of London|
7 November 2008 – 13 November 2009
|Preceded by||David Lewis|
|Succeeded by||Nick Anstee|
Luder attended Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School, Elstree then 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 served as 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.
Luder, along with his wife Lin, were also involved in a bizarre feud with their neighbours over a cat that belong to them. 
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- nationalarchives.gov.uk, retrieved 2010-05-30
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