Hannah Beazley

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Hannah Beazley

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Victoria Park
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Ben Wyatt
Personal details
Political party Labor
Parents Kim Beazley (father)
Website www.hannahbeazley.com

Hannah Mary Beazley is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2021 state election, representing Victoria Park. [1]

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Early life and family

Beazley is the daughter of Kim Beazley and the granddaughter of Kim Beazley Sr. and Shane Paltridge, all of whom were senior figures in Australian federal politics.

Political career

Beazley first contested in the 2013 state election in the electorate of Riverton but was unsuccessful. [2] She then ran in the 2019 federal election in her father's former seat of Swan. [3] [4] She achieved a minor swing but ultimately lost to incumbent Steve Irons. [3]

In March 2020, following Treasurer Ben Wyatt's announcement that he would retire from parliament at the next election, Beazley was preselected for his seat of Victoria Park. [4] However, later that month, Wyatt reversed his decision to quit and announced he would stay on to assist the McGowan government in the state's economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. [5] Beazley then stood aside from the seat and was subsequently selected to contest in the South West region of the Western Australian Legislative Council. [4] In November 2020, Wyatt announced his intention to retire for the second time and Beazley was once again selected to be the candidate for Victoria Park. She was elected with an increased margin in the 2021 state election. [6] In her election campaigns, Beazley received support through EMILY's List Australia. [7]

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References

  1. "Liberal Party almost entirely wiped out in WA election landslide that was over before it began". ABC News. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  2. "Colin Barnett wins re-election as blame turns on Gillard government". The Australian . 10 March 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. 1 2 "Federal election 2019 Swan result". Community News Group. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  4. 1 2 3 Hondros, Nathan (16 November 2020). "Beazley back on as Wyatt replacement while Labor contenders jockey for plum ministerial jobs". WAtoday. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  5. "Treasurer Ben Wyatt to stay on beyond the next election". Government of Western Australia – Media Statements. 24 March 2020. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. "Liberal Party almost entirely wiped out in WA election landslide that was over before it began". www.abc.net.au. 13 March 2021. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. "2021 Western Australia Election Candidates". EMILY's List Australia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Ben Wyatt
Member for Victoria Park
2021–present
Incumbent