He began his media career as a reporter for Eastern Eye, which was published by Ethnic Media Group, in 1999. He later became News Editor at The Voice, and then Editor at the news website Black Information Link, published by The 1990 Trust.
He was editor of the New Nation newspaper from January 2008 until January 2009 , when the paper ceased production due to its parent company Ethnic Media Group going into Administration. He was New Media Manager at the campaign group Operation Black Vote between June 2009 and March 2010, .
Prior to journalism, Holloway was a local authority councillor (Labour Party) in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, between 1994 and 1998, representing the College Park and Old Oak Ward. He left the Labour Party in 2000 after nine years, and is now a member of the Liberal Democrats. He currently lives in Sutton, Surrey.
Lester is the current Secretary to the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, that exists to develop the education, participation and representation of ethnic minorities within the party.
- Paul McNally & Sally Newall, Potential buyers emerge for New Nation newspaper, Press Gazette, January 23, 2009
- Ian Burrell, Lester Holloway: 'Victim stories have had their day in black papers', The Independent, May 5, 2008
- Lester Holloway profile at The Guardian
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