Emily Hamilton (politician)

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Emily Hamilton

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Joondalup
Assumed office
11 March 2017
Preceded by Jan Norberger
Personal details
Born (1985-01-14) 14 January 1985 (age 36)
Perth, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Children2
Alma mater Notre Dame University
Website www.emilyhamiltonmla.com.au

Emily Louise Hamilton (born 14 January 1985) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2017 state election, representing Joondalup.

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Early life and education

Hamilton was born in Perth in 1985, the eldest of five children, to David and Angela Hamilton. Her father is a small business owner, and her mother is a spinal trained nurse. [1]

Hamilton graduated from Sacred Heart College, Sorento, in 2002. [2]

Hamilton graduated with a Bachelor of Politics and Law from University of Notre Dame Australia in 2006. [3] [4]

Hamilton has a daughter (born circa 2006), and a son (born circa 2009). [1]

Career

From 2006, Hamilton spent ten years working for state Labor MPs Tony O'Gorman, Ken Travers and Laine McDonald, first as a research officer, and then as an electorate officer. [1]

In the 2017 state election, Hamilton was the Labor Party candidate in the seat of Joondalup against the incumbent Liberal Party candidate Jan Norberger. Hamilton gained the seat, with a swing of 11%, and a margin of 1.2%. [3]

In her maiden speech, Hamilton thanked EMILY's List for their support. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Maiden Speech to Parliament"
  2. "MPs visit alma mater|Sacred Heart". Community News Group. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. 1 2 Green, Antony (2017). "Joondalup". ABC Elections. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
  4. Minchington, Aimee (18 June 2018). "Working for Joondalup". NewsVineWA. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Jan Norberger
Member for Joondalup
2017–present
Incumbent