Jackie Watkins

Jacqueline Patricia Watkins (born 3 June 1949) was elected to the Parliament of Western Australia on 19 February 1983 as the Labor Party Member for Joondalup. Watkins served as the Member for Joondalup until 4 February 1989. From 4 February 1989 to 6 February 1993 she served as the Member for Wanneroo until the election of the Court Liberal Government.[1]

Jackie Watkins
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Joondalup
In office
19 February 1983 – 4 February 1989
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byDistrict abolished
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Wanneroo
In office
4 February 1989 – 6 February 1993
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byWayde Smith
Personal details
Jacqueline Patricia Fletcher

(1949-06-03) 3 June 1949 (age 71)
London, England, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish Australian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Ross Watkins
(m. 1968⁠–⁠1984)

(m. 1985⁠–⁠2018)
OccupationSecretary, receptionist, childcare worker

Watkins married WA Labor Senator Jim McKiernan and later was known as Jackie McKiernan.[2]


  1. ^ "Women in Parliament Fact Sheet 8" (PDF). Parliamentary Library Western Australia. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 23 January 2010.[dead link]
  2. ^ Graham Duncan (18 May 1988). "Creating a New Political Style". The Age.