|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly |
11 March 2017
|Preceded by||Jan Norberger|
|Born||14 January 1985|
Perth, Western Australia
|Alma mater||Notre Dame University|
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.
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.
Hamilton graduated from Sacred Heart College, Sorento, in 2002.
Hamilton graduated with a Bachelor of Politics and Law from University of Notre Dame Australia in 2006.
Hamilton has a daughter (born circa 2006), and a son (born circa 2009).
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.
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%.
In her maiden speech, Hamilton thanked EMILY's List for their support.
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|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
| Member for Joondalup |