Hugh Jones (politician)

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Hugh Jones

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Darling Range
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Alyssa Hayden
Councillor of City of Armadale
for River Ward
In office
19 October 2019 13 March 2021
Personal details
Political party Labor
Children2
Website www.hughjones.org.au
Military service
AllegianceFlag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
Branch/service
Years of service1990–2021
Rank Lieutenant Commander

Hugh Trevor Jones is an Australian politician and former Lieutenant Commander at the Royal Australian Navy. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the electorate of Darling Range in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Australian Labor Party at the 2021 state election.

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Early life and naval career

Jones was born in a family of healthcare workers where his father was a dentist and mother a nurse. In 1990, he joined the Royal Australian Navy where he met future premier Mark McGowan. [1]

Political career

In 2019, Jones was elected to the City of Armadale as a councillor for River Ward. Jones would later become the Labor party's candidate for the electoral district of Darling Range for the 2021 Western Australian state election. Darling Range had been held by Alyssa Hayden from the Liberal party since 2018, who had won it in a by-election after the resignation of Barry Urban. The seat was declared a seat to watch at the election by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and The West Australian. [2] [3]

On 13 March 2021 during the state election, Jones won Darling Range with a swing of 15.4% from the results of the 2018 by-election.

Personal life

Jones returned to Perth in 2005 and has two children, named Grace and Gryff. He is a member of Kelmscott Roos Soccer Club and a volunteer for the First Nations Homelessness Project.

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References

  1. "Darling Range (*)" . Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  2. Kagi, Jacob. "WA election: Dawesville, Hillarys, Darling Range and Scarborough among seats to watch". ABC News. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  3. Law, Peter; Zimmerman, Josh. "WA Election 2021: The seats to watch this March". The West Australian. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alyssa Hayden
Member for Darling Range
2021–present
Incumbent