My name is Luke Field, and I’m running for a seat in Cork City South Central in this year’s local elections.
I live in the city centre and I’m a part-time lecturer in politics at University College Cork.
I was lucky enough to be born and educated right here in Cork City, including undergraduate and master’s degrees at UCC.
I’ve been politically active for about ten years, having joined the Labour Party in 2009. This brought me into a wide variety of social and political projects in the community, most recently as Deputy Chair / Canvassing & Training Officer with the Cork branch of the Together for Yes campaign in 2018.
When I’m not teaching or working on politics, you might find me cheering on Cork City FC at Turner’s Cross or soaking up live music. I’m also a PhD candidate in University College Dublin‘s School of Politics and International Relations. My research is primarily focused on electoral politics, with my current work focusing on campaign messaging used during Ireland’s Marriage Equality Referendum in May 2015.
- The Labour Party, 2009-Present
- Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), 2014-Present
- Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), 2015-Present
- Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI), 2015-Present
- Friends of the Rebel Army Society (FORAS, Cork City FC’s Supporters’ Trust), 2017-Present