Samuel James Booker Labour Candidate for Trull, Pitminster & Corfe
Sam first joined the Labour Party at the age of 14 in 2017. Initially encouraged by the Corbyn Project, he joined as part of the infamous “Youth Quake” in the run-up to the 2017 General Election. Post-election, Sam drifted away from the Corbyn Project. He was subsequently elected as a Senior Student at his secondary school and became more and more involved in the Labour movement. It was around this time that Sam started attending Labour meetings in Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe, where he met and talked to residents and party members from across the constituency.
In 2019, Sam attended Exeter College to study Politics, Economics and Law. Sam helped organise Taunton Deane Labour Party’s Social Media campaign for the General Election. He also campaigned extensively in the constituency of Exeter, where he and fellow activists ate chips with Ben Bradshaw at the MP’s constituency home.
In 2020, he became Vice-Chair & Membership Officer of the CLP at the tender age of 17, making him one of the youngest in the country to hold such a role, and campaigned vigorously for Keir Starmer to be Labour Leader.
Now aged 18, Sam was elected as Chair of Taunton Deane Constituency Labour Party in February of 2021. Sam lives with his partner in Taunton and currently studies a Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree at The Open University after dropping out of Exeter College in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.