Mark Bergfeld

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Mark Bergfeld is a former member of the National Executive Council of the National Union of Students (NUS)[1] and the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP).[2] He stood in the elections for NUS President in April 2011.[3]

Political career

He was one of the leaders of the UK student demonstrations of November/December 2010[no citations needed here] and the spokesperson of the now defunct Education Activist Network.[4] He was a member the Central Committee of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP)[2] for a year until early 2013, when he resigned from the Central Committee and joined the internal opposition to the Central Committee majority's handling of the 'Comrade Delta' rape scandal.[5] He resigned from the SWP and joined Left Unity in 2014.[6]

Bergfeld holds a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a Masters in Sociology from the University of Essex.[7]

Media appearances

He has been on television and radio on numerous occasions including ITV's Daybreak,[no citations needed here] Press TV's Big Story,[8] the BBC's The One Show,[no citations needed here] Channel 4 News[9] and BBC Radio 5 Live.[10]

He has been profiled in the Evening Standard,[11] and quoted in the The Daily Telegraph,[12] The Guardian[13] and other international press, namely Le Figaro[14] (France) and El País[15] (Spain).

He now writes regularly for Al-Jazeera English [16]


  1. "Breaking point". Sunday Herald. 14 November 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Leadership". Socialist Worker. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  3. "Student protests: The Marxist revolutionary aiming to lead the NUS". The Daily Telegraph. 09-04-2011. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  4. "Student protests: police boost presence for tuition fees march". The Daily Telegraph. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. "SWP crisis: Twilight of the idols". Weekly Worker. 14-02-2013. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  6. "Internal Elections 2014: Directly-Elected Section – candidate(s) & statements". Left Unity. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  7. "Mark Bergfeld: The right man for the job?". gair rhydd. 05-03-2011. Retrieved 11-03-2011. 
  8. "Press TV". 2010-12-01. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  9. "Student protests: more unrest to come - Channel4 News". Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  10. "Radio 5 live Programmes - Stephen Nolan, 10/12/2010". BBC. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  11. "Bring down the Government, says student march organiser". Evening Standard. 12-11-2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  12. "Student protests: police boost presence for tuition fees march". The Daily Telegraph. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  13. "Tuition fees: Student demonstrators catch a wave of youth fury". The Guardian. 10-12-2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  14. "Les étudiants anglais prêts à de nouvelles actions d'éclat". Le Figaro. 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  15. "Los estudiantes se rebelan contra los recortes de Cameron". El País. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  16. "AJE". 2014-19-01. Retrieved 2014-19-01.