Norm Marlborough

Norman "Norm" Richard Marlborough (born 12 August 1945) was a Western Australian state politician.

Norm Marlborough
In office
7 June 1986 – 9 November 2007
Preceded byClive Hughes
Succeeded byPaul Papalia
Personal details
Born (1945-08-12) 12 August 1945 (age 75)
Yorkshire, England
Political partyLabor Party
ProfessionUnion Official

Marlborough was born in Yorkshire, England and arrived in Western Australia in 1963. Before he entered parliament he was a fitter and turner and later a union official. He was elected as a Labor Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the seat of Cockburn at a by-election on 7 June 1986 following the death of Clive Hughes. In 1989 he transferred to the new seat of Peel after a redistribution.[1]

Marlborough served in a number of Shadow portfolios and then in Government in Parliamentary Secretary roles. On 3 February 2006 he was promoted to the Cabinet as Minister for Small Business, Minister for the Peel and the South West, and Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training.[1]

On 9 November 2006, Marlborough resigned from the ministry and from Parliament following the release of taped phone calls to disgraced former premier Brian Burke in which Burke advised Marlborough as to how to answer a question regarding the appointment to a government commission.[2]

Marlborough is married to Ros Marlborough and has two sons, Patrick and Richard.


  1. ^ a b "Member - Mr Norman (Norm) Richard Marlborough". Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. ^ "WA Minister resigns after connections to Burke revealed". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 November 2006.