Labor MP Ed Husic, and his wife Bridget Tilley, welcomed their first child on August 8 and have named their son Sam Haris. Sam Husic was born at 8.35 am, weighing 3.6 kg (just over 7 lb), and 49.2 cm long.

Edham “Ed” Husic has represented the seat of Chifley in western Sydney for the Australian Labor Party since 2010. He has a background working for the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union. He comes from a Bosniac family, and describes himself as a non-practising Muslim.

Bridget Tilley works at Bridge Media, and has a background in sports media production. Both Ed and Bridget were excited that their son arrived on the same day that Sally Pearson and Anna Meares won gold medals at the London Olympics.

Sam’s middle name Haris is an Arabic name meaning “vigilant guardian”. It is common amongst Muslims.