Kevin Harrold

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Kevin Joseph Harrold (13 June 1929 – 28 September 2012) was an Australian politician. He was the member for Gordon in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1973 to 1976 as the Democratic Labor Party's only member of the New South Wales Parliament.

Harrold was born in Bowral, and was educated there at St Thomas Aquinas School before attending Sydney Technical College. In 1960 he became an electrical contractor. He married Mary on 11 April 1955.[1]

In 1973, the Liberal member for the safe seat of Gordon, Harry Jago, failed to renominate in time, and the seat was left as a contest between Labor candidate Miron Shapira and Harrold, endorsed by the DLP. When the Liberal Party directed its supporters to vote for Harrold, he won the seat easily. By the time of the 1976 election the DLP had virtually ceased to exist, but the label was retained for Harrold, who was comprehensively defeated by new Liberal candidate Tim Moore.[2]

Harrold died in September 2012 at the age of 83.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legge, J. S., ed. (1974). "Harrold, Kevin Joseph". Who's Who in Australia 21. Herald and Weekly Times, Ltd. 
  2. ^ Green, Antony (2010). "Contests for Gordon". NSW Election Database. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. ^ http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?n=kevin-harrold&pid=160156215
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Harry Jago
Member for Gordon
1973–1976
Succeeded by
Tim Moore