John Sibson

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John Sibson
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
7 April 1973 19 February 1983
Preceded by Maurice Williams
Succeeded by Phil Smith
Constituency Bunbury
Personal details
Born(1930-01-16)16 January 1930
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Died11 December 2014(2014-12-11) (aged 84)
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Liberal

John Sibson (16 January 1930 – 11 December 2014) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1973 to 1983, representing the seat of Bunbury.

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Sibson was born in Perth, but raised on his parents' farm in Cowaramup, a country town in the South West. After leaving school he worked variously as a milk vendor, a transport contractor, a school-bus driver, and a car salesman. [1] A long-time member of the Liberal Party, Sibson entered parliament at the 1973 Bunbury by-election, which had been caused by the resignation of the sitting Liberal member, Maurice Williams. He held the seat until being defeated by Labor's Phil Smith at the 1983 state election. [2] After being defeated, Sibson was elected to the City of Bunbury council, serving a three-year term. [1] He attempted to re-enter parliament at the 1986 state election, but was unsuccessful, suffering a further swing against him. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 John Sibson – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN   0730984095.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Maurice Williams
Member for Bunbury
1973–1983
Succeeded by
Phil Smith