About Sam Tarry MP

From 2009 to 2011, Sam Tarry was the Chairman of Young Labour, the youth wing of the Labour Party. Sam Tarry went on to be active in anti-fascism, including working as a Community Organiser for Hope not Hate.

Sam served as a Labour Party councillor for Chadwell Heath ward, in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, from 2010 to 2018.

From 2016, Sam worked as the national political officer for the TSSA trade union, and served as the president of the think tank Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS).

In 2019, Tarry stood for selection to be the Labour parliamentary candidate for the seat of Ilford South and was elected in the 2019 general election with a majority of 24,101 votes.

After being elected to Parliament, Sam was appointed to the Transport Select Committee, on which he has been credited as being a “passionate advocate for public ownership”.

Sam says:

“During the election campaign in 2019, I stated how my appointment would be a fresh start for Ilford South.  

“Although a long-held Labour constituency, there’s absolutely no room for complacency in how I and my team will fulfill our responsibilities to the people we serve.

“Whether you voted for me or not, I will at all times act in your interests as the constituency’s representative in parliament and not parliament’s representative in the constituency.”

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Consistently voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Consistently voted against a stricter asylum system

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Consistently voted for measures to prevent climate change

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Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons

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