Ian Luder

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Ian Luder
681st Lord Mayor of London
In office
7 November 2008 – 13 November 2009
Preceded by David Lewis
Succeeded by Nick Anstee
Personal details
Born 1951
Nationality British
Political party UKIP (c.2014 - present)
Other political
Labour (until c.2014)
Occupation Tax Accountant
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Ian David Luder CBE (born 1951) was the 681st Lord Mayor of the City of London, serving from 2008 to 2009.

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.[1] He regularly comments on tax matters, and helped to found the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers,[2] 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.[3] Luder also stood for Parliament as the Labour Party candidate for Yeovil in 1979 .[4]

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.[2] He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.[5]

Luder, along with his wife Lin, were also involved in a bizarre feud with their neighbours over a cat that belong to them. [6]

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, and will step down in March 2015.[7]

In December 2014, Luder was one of five people on the shortlist to become United Kingdom Independence Party candidate for the constituency of South Basildon and East Thurrock at the 2015 General Election but he was not selected.[8]


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Civic offices
Preceded by
David Lewis
Lord Mayor of the City of London
Succeeded by
Nick Anstee