Libby Mettam

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Libby Mettam

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Western Australia
Assumed office
24 November 2020
Leader Zak Kirkup
David Honey
Preceded by Bill Marmion
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
in Western Australia
In office
24 November 2020 13 March 2021
LeaderZak Kirkup
Preceded byBill Marmion
Succeeded by Shane Love
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Vasse
Assumed office
18 October 2014
Preceded by Troy Buswell
Personal details
Elizabeth Hansen-Knarhoi

(1977-05-03) 3 May 1977 (age 44)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Jonathan Mettam
Alma mater Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Curtin University

Elizabeth Mettam (born 3 May 1977) is an Australian politician. She has been the Liberal member for Vasse in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since a by-election held on 18 October 2014. She is the Deputy Leader of the Western Australian Liberal Party since November 2020, and was acting leader of the party for ten days in March 2021, after party leader Zak Kirkup lost his seat in the 2021 state election. In the election, she was one of only two Liberal lower house MLAs to retain their seat, the other being party leader David Honey.


Education and early career

Mettam has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in broadcasting from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, and a Masters in Public Administration from Curtin University. [1]

Mattam worked as a journalist with the ABC and Channel Nine before spending a decade on the staff of Barry House.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "Liberals declare victory in South West seat of Vasse, but suffer swing against". ABC News. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Troy Buswell
Member for Vasse