Amber-Jade Sanderson

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Amber-Jade Sanderson

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for Morley
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded by Ian Britza
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for East Metropolitan
In office
22 May 2013 5 February 2017
Servingwith Clohesy, Faragher, Hayden, Morton, Rowe
Succeeded by Bill Leadbetter
Personal details
Born (1976-10-25) 25 October 1976 (age 44)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political party Labor
Alma mater Cardiff University
Website morley.walabor.org.au

Amber-Jade Sanderson (born 25 October 1976) is an Australian politician who is a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing the seat of Morley. From 2013 to 2017, she was a member of the Legislative Council representing East Metropolitan Region. She was a trade unionist before entering politics.

Sanderson was born in Sydney [1] to British immigrant parents. She moved to England as a child after her parents separated, and attended Alton College, Hampshire, before going on to Cardiff University. Sanderson returned to Australia in 2001 and began working as a media advisor for Carmen Lawrence (a federal MP). She was later employed by a trade union, United Voice, and eventually became assistant state secretary. [2] [3] Sanderson was elected to parliament at the 2013 state election, running in third position on the Labor ticket in East Metropolitan. She became deputy chairman of committees in October 2013. Sanderson resigned her seat in February 2017 in order to contest the seat of Morley in the Legislative Assembly at the 2017 state election. Sanderson lives with her partner Philip and her two children. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 Hon. Amber Jade Sanderson MLC , Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  2. Electorate: Morley , WA Election 2017, ABC News. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  3. Inaugural speech: Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson, MLC (Member for East Metropolitan Region), Legislative Council of Western Australia, 23 May 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Ian Britza
Member for Morley
2017–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen Dawson
Minister for Environment
2021–present
Incumbent
New title Minister for Climate Action
2021–present
Preceded by
John Quigley
Minister for Commerce
2021–present