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|Lib Dem Group Leader on Southwark Council|
18 May 2010
|Deputy||Paul Noblet (2010–2014)
Adele Morris (2014–)
|Preceded by||Nick Stanton|
|Southwark Borough Councillor
for Riverside ward
13 December 2007
|Preceded by||Paul Baichoo|
|Political party||Liberal Democrats|
Born in Southwark, London to an Iraqi father and an English mother. Al-Samerai had lived in Kuwait prior to reaching the age of ten with both her parents until she later moved to London due to the occurrence of the first Gulf war.
From 2004, Al-Samerai managed the Liberal Democrats MP Simon Hughes office, with previous experience working within the British public sector including work for Guy's Hospital, as well as working abroad in orphanages both in Bosnia and Bulgaria. She has also served as councillor in Southwark since 2007. She was the Lib Dem Candidate for Ilford South in the 2010 General Election, finishing 3rd with 8,679 votes (17.0% of the total).