Lisa Munday

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Lisa Munday

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Dawesville
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Zak Kirkup
Personal details
Born (1968-06-14) 14 June 1968 (age 52)
Harvey, Western Australia
Political party Labor
Website www.lisamunday.com.au

Lisa Anne Munday (born 14 June 1968) [1] is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly since the 2021 state election, representing Dawesville. [2]

Prior to entering politics Munday worked as a paramedic and registered psychologist. [3]

In July 2020 she was selected to contest the seat for Labor, [3] [4] after being approached by the Ambulance Union and WA Labor. [5] In her election campaign Munday received mentoring from Federal politician, Ged Kearney, through EMILY's List Australia. [6] She defeated Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup on a swing of over 14 percent, taking 63.9 percent of the two-party vote and turning a seat that Labor had never previously won into a safe Labor seat in one stroke. She actually won 57 percent of the primary vote, enough to win the seat without the need for preferences. [7]

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References

  1. "Mrs Lisa Anne Munday MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. "Dawesville - Western Australia Election 2021 Electorate, Candidates, Results | WA Votes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  3. 1 2 Sadler, Claire (24 July 2020). "'On a bigger scale': Paramedic Lisa Munday announced as Dawesville Labor candidate". Mandurah Mail. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  4. Dietsch, Jake (21 July 2020). "Mandurah paramedic puts hat in ring for Dawesville seat". The West Australian. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  5. Mennell, Jason; Elton, Charlotte; Ryan, Kate; Hiatt, Bethany; Dietsch, Jake. "State election 2021: Meet the new WA Labor MPs who have taken over Liberal strongholds". The West Australian. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  6. "2021 Western Australia Election Candidates". EMILY's List Australia. Retrieved 14 March 2021.
  7. "2021 State General Election – Dawesville District Profile". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Zak Kirkup
Member for Dawesville
2021–present
Incumbent