Nick Champion

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Nick Champion
Nick Champion.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wakefield
Incumbent
Assumed office
24 November 2007
Preceded by David Fawcett
Personal details
Born (1972-02-27) 27 February 1972 (age 42)
Kapunda, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of South Australia
Occupation Union official

Nicholas David "Nick" Champion (born 27 February 1972 in Kapunda, South Australia[1]), is the ALP Member of the Australian House of Representatives representing the electorate of Wakefield. He won the seat at the 2007 Australian federal election,[1] defeating the sitting Liberal member, David Fawcett.[2]

Champion spent his early years in the rural town of Kapunda and completed his secondary education at Kapunda High School while working part time as a fruit picker. He completed an Arts degree at the University of South Australia and became a union official at the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association in 1994.[3] He is aligned with the Labor Right.[4]

He served as South Australian State President of the Australian Labor Party from 2005 to 2006 and was a ministerial adviser to state Labor Minister Michael Wright.[5]

At the 2010 federal election Champion became the first Labor member to be re-elected to Wakefield.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr Nick Champion MP, Member for Wakefield (SA)". Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Big swings against Coalition across SA". 24 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Nick Champion - Candidate for Wakefield". Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-11-25. 
  4. ^ Wakefield MP's push to remove 'pokies trickery': The Advertiser 13/9/2009
  5. ^ Nick Champion: APH
  6. ^ "Elections winners as predicted". 24 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
David Fawcett
Member for Wakefield
2007–present
Incumbent