Tierney joined one of the forerunners of USDAW in 1938 whilst working as a milkman in Rotherham. In 1953 he was appointed a collector/canvasser based in Sheffield, 4 years later becoming an area organiser for the Midlands division, based in Leicester.
In 1977 he was elected USDAW President and after losing his parliamentary seat returned to work as a national officer for USDAW with responsibilities for SATA membership and the insurance section.
He also served as a councillor and Labour NEC member and chaired the party for a year.
- Times Guide to the House of Commons 1979
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
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February 1974 – 1979
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