Is Sam Tarry dating Angela Rayner?

The Ilford South MP said he had stood “in solidarity with striking workers”.

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Tarry said he “showed solidarity with striking workers” but was sacked for unauthorized media appearances.

In July, the 39-year-old also lost re-election for his Ilford South seat after all 10 local union federations voted against him.

Tarry, who has a close relationship with Labor Deputy Leader Angela Rayner, is said to be her boyfriend after pictures surfaced of them leaving their London home in January 2022.

So who is Sam Tarry and is the former Secretary of Transport dating Angela Rayner?

Who is Sam Tarry?

Sam Tarry has been the Labor MP for Ilford South since 2019.

Labor MPs have been told not to join RMT pickets as strikes are taking place across the country. (Source: Parliament)

The 39-year-old studied at University College London and worked at Sainsburys to help him through his studies.

He was leader of Young Labor from 2009 to 2011 and was elected Labor Councilor for Barking and Dagenham from 2010 to 2018.

Tarry worked on Jeremy Corbyn’s successful Labor leadership campaign in 2016 and served as national policy officer for the TSSA union.

He has been shadow transport minister since 2021 before being sacked on July 27.

On July 9, Tarry lost a re-election battle for his seat in Parliament, meaning Labor MPs could choose to nominate someone else to replace him at the next election.

All ten local Labor branches voted against making him an automatic candidate.

In a statement, Tarry accused the party of “rule violations, concrete evidence of voter fraud, voter identification, widespread voting by off-roll party members, and dangerously stoking community tensions to undermine the Democratic re-election process in an attempt to depose me.” .

Tarry married Julia Fozard in Ibiza in 2016, the couple have two children together and separated in 2022.

Is Sam Tarry Dating Angela Rayner?

Tarry and Angela Rayner are said to be a couple.

Angela Rayner, Labor Deputy Leader (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Although the two have not spoken publicly about their relationship, they have been spotted together.

In January, Tarry and Rayner were photographed coming out of Rayner’s apartment.

The two are known for their close friendship, with the father of two being her campaign manager when she ran for the party’s deputy leadership position.

Raynor split from her husband of 10 years, trade unionist Mark Raynor, in 2020.

Tarry has also split from his wife Julia Fozard.

Who is Sam Tarry’s ex-wife Julia Fozard?

Tarry married his ex-wife Julia Fozard in Ibiza in 2016.

Fozard is a consultant pediatrician in Brighton and the couple have two sons together.

She actively supported Tarry in his campaign efforts, with pictures of the pair holding up signs for his campaign.

Why was he fired?

Tarry was sacked by Starmer for picketing the train strikes at London’s Euston station.

In a statement, Labor said: “It’s not about showing up on a picket line. The members of the front bench commit themselves to joint responsibility. This includes approving media appearances and speaking to agreed frontbench positions.

“As a government-in-waiting, any breach of collective responsibility is taken extremely seriously and for these reasons Sam Tarry has been removed from the front bench.”

However, the sacking has caused a rift in the Labor Party as MPs support Tarry, including former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

In a statement on Twitter, Tarry said: “It has been a privilege to serve on the front bench at Labor for the last two years and to have the opportunity to speak up for hard-pressed workers who deserve so much more than the treatment they get received from this corrupt and contactless government.”