|Member of the Australian Parliament
13 March 1993 – 17 October 2007
|Preceded by||Lloyd O'Neil|
|Succeeded by||Rowan Ramsey|
7 May 1946 |
Kimba, South Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Barry Hugh Wakelin, OAM (born 7 May 1946), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1993 until November 2007, representing the Division of Grey, South Australia. He was born in Kimba, South Australia, and was a farmer and small businessman before entering politics. He won Grey, historically one of the few country seats where Labor consistently did well, in an upset in 1993. However, he picked up a large swing in 1996 and held it without difficulty until his retirement in 2007.
He is also father of popular Ten News reporter James Wakelin and father-in-law of Ten News presenter Rebecca Morse.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Grey