Martyn Rush is currently completing his DPhil in Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford.
Martyn has a BA in History and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies, which was supported by Aziz Foundation. This academic year, his research at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, will explore finance issues impacting British Muslims.
Martyn was elected to Oxford City Council in the May 2018 local elections, for the Barton and Sandhills ward, for the Labour Party. Driven by the social justice demands of Islam, he hopes to work on fairer housing and ending homelessness in the city. In July 2018 he was named Oxford Living Wage Champion, an opportunity to promote the Living Wage across the city and make a material difference in people’s lives. Martyn co-founded the Oxford Labour Muslim Network, an effort to enable more Muslims to access and be active in the Labour Party; and to incubate campaigns and community organising amongst the Muslims in the city.