Sam Armstrong

Director of Communications

Sam Armstrong joined the Henry Jackson Society in August 2018.

Sam Armstrong joined the Henry Jackson Society in August 2018. He is responsible for leading the Society’s media work and he acts as the first point of contact for journalists.  Sam leads the full gambit of HJS’ communications including our investigative output, digital communications, and policy engagement.

Prior to joining the Society, Sam Armstrong worked as Chief of Staff to a Conservative Member of Parliament. Before this, he worked in the Conservative Party’s anti-UKIP division.

An experienced broadcast commentator in his own right, Sam has appeared on all of the UK’s major news outlets. His comments have also been covered in the UK’s major newspapers – often on the front page.  Samuel offers expert insight to broadcast outlets on a wide-ranging brief of domestic, security and foreign policy matters.

While at HJS, Sam has authored or co-authored three reports on the issue of the People’s Republic of China. These were Coronavirus Compensation?, Breaking the China Supply Chain, and Brain Drain.

Sam also coordinates the strategy and communications of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, the global alliance of bipartisan parliamentarians concerned about the conduct of the Peoples’ Republic of China. He’s often asked to advise legislators around the world on policy responses to the CCP.

Sam Armstrong holds a degree in History and Politics from the University of Nottingham.

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Media Experience
Sam Armstrong has a lengthy history of appearances on national media outlets, including:

BBC TV and Radio
Good Morning Britain
Sky News
Channel 4 News
Channel 5 News
ITV News

GB News


Sam Armstrong discusses the NHS charging migrants for treatment in the UK on BBC

Sam Armstrong discusses the Venezuela crisis with Sky News


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