Barry Wakelin

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Barry Wakelin
OAM
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Grey
In office
13 March 1993 – 17 October 2007
Preceded by Lloyd O'Neil
Succeeded by Rowan Ramsey
Personal details
Born (1946-05-07) 7 May 1946 (age 68)
Kimba, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Farmer, businessman

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.

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Lloyd O'Neil
Member for Grey
1993–2007
Succeeded by
Rowan Ramsey