Lee Evans (politician)

Lee Justin Evans (born 1961), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Heathcote for the Liberal Party since 2011.[1][2]

Lee Evans

Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Heathcote
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded byPaul McLeay
Personal details
Born1961 (age 59–60)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLiberal Party
ResidenceLoftus
OccupationSmall-business owner

Evans has lived in his constituency for more than four decades. He has worked in the food industry and is part-owner of an Australian gourmet foods distribution business. He has also worked for a major food company as a distribution manager and a hospitality teacher at TAFE.[2][3] He was endorsed as the Liberal candidate for Keira in the 2003 state election, however was unsuccessful in winning the seat from the incumbent Labor member, David Campbell.[4] In 2006, Evans again received Liberal Party endorsement, this time for Heathcote, in the 2007 state election,[5] but was unsuccessful in winning the seat from the incumbent Labor member, Paul McLeay despite receiving a swing of 3.5 points from McLeay on a two-party preferred basis.[6] In 2010, the Liberal Party endorsed Evans,[3] again for Heathcote running against McLeay. At the March 2011 elections, Evans was elected and received a swing of 14.8 points, winning 62.9 per cent of the two-party vote.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Lee Justin EVANS, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Green, Antony (5 April 2011). "Heathcote". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Liberal Party Endorses Lee Evans for Heathcote". Media release. Liberal Party. 25 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "NSW election – Heathcote: Third time lucky for Lee Evans". Illawarra Mercury. Fairfax Media. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Debnam Announces Lee Evans as Liberal Candidate for Heathcote". Media release. Liberal Party of Australia. 1 August 2006. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  6. ^ Green, Antony (2 April 2007). "Heathcote". NSW Votes 2007. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 April 2011.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Paul McLeay
Member for Heathcote
2011–present
Incumbent