Dame Sara Elizabeth Barker(15 February 1904 – 19 September 1973) was a British political administrator, prominent in the Labour Party.
Born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Barker's father was an Independent Labour Party activist and served a term as Mayor of Halifax. Barker studied at Halifax Technical College, and with the Workers Educational Association, and became active in the Labour Party. At the age of sixteen, she became the women's officer for the local branch of the party.
In 1935, Barker was appointed as secretary and agent for the Halifax branch of the Labour Party, and she gradually rose to prominence, becoming the party's Yorkshire women's officer in 1942, assistant national agent in 1951, and Chief Women's Officer in 1960. In 1962, she became National Agent for the party, the first women to hold this post.
In 1968, she served as Acting General Secretary, following the resignation of Len Williams, and until Harry Nicholas was appointed.
She retired from her posts in 1969, and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire the following year.
Storm Barker who is a distant relative to Sara Barker lives in New Zealand and the family name Barker still stands strong as her family has grown into several generations in the Barker family.