Samantha Dixon is the Member of Parliament for the City of Chester.
She was elected in a by-election on the 1st December 2022, retaining the seat for the Labour Party.
In Parliament, Sam has campaigned on ending sewage dumping in the River Dee, supporting residents and businesses through the cost of living crisis, and reforming the leasehold system to give homeowners a better deal.
Shortly after being elected, Sam was asked to join the Shadow Treasury Team as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rachel Reeves.
Prior to being elected, Sam was a local councillor for the City and Garden Quarter ward in Cheshire West and Chester council, before becoming leader of the council in 2015. She led the council during the Storyhouse and the Northgate development, established the country’s first council-led Poverty Truth commission, and was awarded an MBE for her services to the city.
She studied English Literature at Sheffield University and was involved in the university newspaper.
Sam has lived in Chester since she was a child, and continues to live in the city with her husband and three children.