Angie Marion Bell[1] (born 11 July 1968)[2] is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2019 federal election, representing the Division of Moncrieff in Queensland. She is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland and sits with the Liberal Party in federal parliament.

Angie Bell

Member of the Australian Parliament for Moncrieff
Assumed office
18 May 2019
Preceded bySteven Ciobo
Personal details
Born (1968-07-11) 11 July 1968 (age 51)
Adelaide, South Australia
Political partyLiberal / LNP
OccupationMarketing consultant

Bell was a "marketing professional, author, and small business woman" before entering politics.[3] In April 2019, she won LNP preselection for the Division of Moncrieff, replacing the retiring MP Steven Ciobo. According to The Australian, she defeated eight other candidates in an "upset victory".[4]

Bell retained Moncrieff for the Liberals at the 2019 federal election, with a small positive swing to the party.[5] She is the first openly gay woman to represent a major party in the House of Representatives, the second overall after independent Kerryn Phelps, and the fifth gay woman in federal parliament.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qualification checklist" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Ms Angie Bell MP". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Angie Bell". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "LNP's Angie Bell preselected for Moncrieff". 6 April 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Moncrieff". ABC News. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Gay LNP federal election 2019 candidate Angie Bell hopes to make history in blue ribbon seat". ABC News. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Steven Ciobo
Member for Moncrieff
2019–present
Incumbent