Alison Megarrity

Alison Patricia Megarrity (born 9 February 1961), a former Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Menai for the Labor Party between 1999 and 2011.[1]

Alison Megarrity
1st Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
In office
8 May 2007 – 4 March 2011
Serving with Grant McBride
SpeakerRichard Torbay
Preceded byNew title
Succeeded byAndrew Fraser
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Menai
In office
27 March 1999 – 26 March 2011
Preceded byNew district
Succeeded byMelanie Gibbons
Personal details
Born (1961-02-09) 9 February 1961 (age 59)
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Robert Megarrity
Children2 sons
Alma materMacquarie University

Megarrity's father was a railwayman and she grew up in central western New South Wales. She was educated at Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts by Macquarie University. She married Robert Megarrity in 1982 and they have two sons. She was a councillor of the City of Liverpool Council between 1994 and 1999.[2]

On 24 September 2010, Megarrity announced her decision to not seek re-election at the 2011 State election, citing personal reasons.[3][4][5] In 2013, Megarrity won Labor pre-selection in the Division of Hughes for the 2013 federal election,[6][7] but was defeated by the sitting member Craig Kelly.

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  1. ^ "Ms Alison Patricia Megarrity". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Megarrity, Alison Patricia". Australian Women. National Foundation for Australian Women. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  3. ^ AAP (24 September 2010). "Another Labor MP won't run in NSW polls". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  4. ^ AAP (24 September 2010). "Labor MP Alison Megarrity won't recontest NSW seat". Herald Sun. News Limited. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  5. ^ Rumery, Michelle (28 September 2010). "Menai's Alison Megarrity out of election race". Liverpool Leader. News Limited. Retrieved 10 October 2010.
  6. ^ Trembath, Murray (8 July 2013). "Megarrity makes a comeback". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  7. ^ Trembath, Murray (5 August 2013). "And they're off....former Menai MP kicks off election campaign for Hughes". St George and Sutherland Shire Leader. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
New South Wales Legislative Assembly
New district Member for Menai
1999–2011
Succeeded by
Melanie Gibbons
New title Assistant Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
2007–2011
Served alongside: Grant McBride
Succeeded by
Andrew Fraser