Laura Smyth

Laura Mary Smyth (born 12 November 1976), an Australian politician, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of La Trobe representing the Australian Labor Party.[1] She defeated Liberal MP Jason Wood at the 2010 federal election. She was defeated by Wood at the 2013 election.

Laura Smyth
Member of the Australian Parliament
for La Trobe
In office
21 August 2010 – 7 September 2013
Preceded byJason Wood
Succeeded byJason Wood
Personal details
Laura Mary Smyth

(1976-11-12) 12 November 1976 (age 43)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materMonash University
University of Melbourne

Early years and backgroundEdit

Smyth was educated at Dandenong and Oakleigh before attending Monash University, where she completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws. She worked as a corporate lawyer for almost ten years, and studied at the University of Melbourne for a Masters in law (LLM).[2]


  1. ^ "La Trobe". Virtual Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 23 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Labor People - Laura Smyth". Australian Labor Party. 2010. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Jason Wood
Member for La Trobe
Succeeded by
Jason Wood