Sam Tarry

Shadow Minister (Transport)

Labour MP for Ilford South

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Sam Tarry’s voting in Parliament

Sam Tarry is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Sam Tarry sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Sam Tarry has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Transport: Rural Transport Connections 29 Apr 2021

    Recent research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England has found that the past decade of Government cuts has seen the loss of 134 million miles of bus coverage, leading to the creation of so-called transport deserts. There needs to be proper funding for bus manufacturers—such as Mellor in Rochdale, which I recently spoke to—that produce the vehicles that serve rural towns and villages....
  • Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Help to Grow Scheme 29 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what software is approved for the 50 per cent discount voucher for companies using the Help to Grow Scheme; and what routes are open for a software company to apply for approval to be a supplier for that scheme.
  • Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Quarantine 29 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason UK residents returning from abroad are required to pay for the two compulsory covid-19 tests that are required during the 10-day quarantine period.

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Labour MP for Ilford South

Entered the House of Commons on 13 December 2019 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department for Transport
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Department for Education
  • Buses: Exhaust Emissions
  • Railways: Coronavirus
  • Directors: Pay
  • Taxation: Domicil
  • Remote Education: ICT

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Transport) (since 7 Jan 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Transport Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 22 Feb 2021)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2021.

8. Miscellaneous
Until 21 July 2020, unpaid Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies, a think tank working to ensure policy is on the side of everyday people. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 23 February 2021. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 23 February 2021)
Until 25 January 2021, unpaid Director of Momentum Campaign (Services) Ltd, which is the service company for Momentum, and the legal entity for paying its staff. Momentum is a mass membership campaign group of members of the Labour Party. This is a late entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 1 March 2021. Paragraph 15 of Chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 01 March 2021)

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