Thank you for visiting my website. This is where I host my blog and podcast, I Read Manifestos. My name is Matthew Luke, and I am a Democratic Socialist, but I am also a Liberal, and a Roman Catholic. These are just words, however, and I try to put them into practice in the way I live. I am a husband and father, a Labour Party activist, a committed member of my Parish Community, and a school governor. I believe that true happiness is found in cooperation and community, and it is that belief and passion that drives me to write and speak about politics. I also believe that political life can be carried out in a better manner than it has in the recent past.

I have another blog where I post my personal views on local issues about the town I live:

I can be contacted by email on or on twitter @lukeoadby

My podcast can be found here on my blog, but it is hosted on Soundcloud at