|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007 – 7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Phil Barresi|
|Succeeded by||Michael Sukkar|
21 February 1965 |
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Michael Stuart "Mike" Symon (born 21 February 1965), Australian politician, has been the Australian Labor Party member for the federal seat of Deakin in the Australian House of Representatives at the 2007 federal election. He was previously an electrician and Occupational Health and Safety Officer of the Electrical Trades Union. He defeated the sitting Liberal member, Phil Barresi, who had held the seat since 1996. The seat had been one of the most marginal Liberal seats in the country for almost three decades. Barresi led for most of the night, but on the fifth count a large flow of Green preferences allowed Symon to become only the second Labor MP in the seat's 70-year history. In the 2010 election, Symon faced Barresi again, and was reelected with a slight swing in his favour—again due to Green preferences.
In 2013, Symon suffered a swing of 3.5% against him and was defeated by Liberal candidate Michael Sukkar.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Deakin