Ayor Makur Chuot

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Ayor Makur Chuot

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Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for North Metropolitan
Assumed office
22 May 2021
Personal details
Born (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 32)
Gambela, Ethiopia
Political party Labor
Relatives Akec Makur Chuot (sister)
OccupationAccountant   model

Ayor Makur Chuot (born 4 August 1989) [1] was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council as a Labor Party member for North Metropolitan region at the 2021 state election, [2] and as the first WA state MP of African and South Sudanese ancestry. [3]

Prior to being elected Chuot was an accountant and international model. [3]

Chuot and her family emigrated to Australia refugees in 2005, after her father was killed in the Second Sudanese Civil War. [3] Prior to migrating, the family had spent ten years in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Her sister is Akec Makur Chuot, an AFLW player for Richmond. [4]

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References

  1. "Hon. Ayor Makur Chuot MLC". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. "Northern Metropolitan Region Results - Western Australia Election 2021 guide | WA Votes". ABC News. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  3. 1 2 3 "Ayor Makur Chuot will be WA's first MP of African descent — but that's just part of her story". ABC News. Retrieved 5 April 2021.
  4. Kruijff, Peter de (16 March 2021). "Model citizen set to become Australia's first South Sudanese MP". WAtoday. Retrieved 6 April 2021.