Chris Miles (politician)

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The Honourable
Chris Miles
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Braddon
In office
1 December 1984 – 3 October 1998
Preceded by Ray Groom
Succeeded by Sid Sidebottom
Personal details
Born (1947-08-21) 21 August 1947 (age 70)
Ulverstone, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Tasmania
University of South Africa
Occupation Teacher

Christopher Gordon "Chris" Miles (born 21 August 1947) is a former Australian politician. Born in Ulverstone, Tasmania, he was educated at the University of Tasmania and then the University of South Africa, becoming a teacher, traveller and sawmiller. In 1984, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Braddon. In 1992 he was one of a group of Coalition members of parliament who founded the Lyons Forum, a conservative ginger group.[1]

On 11 March 1996, following the victory of the Coalition in the federal election of that year, Miles was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, John Howard. He held this position until 1998, when he was defeated in his seat of Braddon by Labor candidate Sid Sidebottom.[2]


  1. ^ Marion Maddox, God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics,Allen & Unwin, 2005, p.38.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ray Groom
Member for Braddon
Succeeded by
Sid Sidebottom