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Mr John McGrath MLA

WAHC Patron

  • 2022-current

John McGrath was born in FremantleWestern Australia and was the Liberal member for the electorate of South Perth in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 2005 until 2021. 

Before entering Parliament McGrath was a journalist and held several positions including sports editor, chief football writer and bureau chief in Melbourne covering sport for "The West Australian". McGrath was elected with a swing of 14.2 points following the retirement of Phillip Pendal and held the seat by a margin of 5.8 points. He was appointed the opposition spokesperson on Seniors, Racing and Gaming and Liquor licensing in 2005 and in 2008 was appointed as Shadow Minister of Road Safety and Housing and Works. John was appointed Government Whip following the 2008 election until 2011.

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