Louis Eaks was a leading member of the Young Liberals, serving as its chairman for 1969–70. He later became a political journalist. With Peter Hain, he set up the Stop The Seventy Tour campaign against the South African cricket tour.
He was arrested for importuning on Highbury Fields during a police entrapment exercise. He claimed that he was heterosexual, and had merely been asking someone for a light. The arrest provoked the Gay Liberation Front's first ever demonstration, which took place at Highbury Fields on 27 November 1970.
The spelling of his name as "Eaks" is attested for instance in his authorship of a book, From El Salvador to the Libyan Jamahiriya: A Radical Review of American Foreign Policy under the Reagan Administration (1988) but it is often misquoted as "Eakes", for instance in No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles.
- Lisa Power, No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles, pp 28–31.
- Lisa Power, No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles, Appendix 4.