David Lea

David John Lea (born 4 July 1935) is a former Australian politician.

Early life and educationEdit

He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire, England, to Sidney Lea, a managing director, and Winifred Greaves, a secretary. The family arrived in Melbourne in 1948, and David attended Melbourne High School (1949–52) and then the University of Melbourne, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1957, a Diploma of Education in 1958 and a Bachelor of Education in 1966.


He worked as an English teacher and examiner throughout the 1960s, and later as a school principal. In 1985 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Liberal member for Sandringham. A backbencher, he was re-elected in 1988 and was preselected to contest the seat in 1992, but resigned shortly before the election.[1]


  1. ^ Parliament of Victoria (2002). "Lea, David John". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Graham Ihlein
Member for Sandringham
Succeeded by
Murray Thompson