Clayton Barr

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Clayton Barr
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Cessnock
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by Kerry Hickey
Personal details
Born Cessnock, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Lisa
Residence Cessnock, New South Wales
Website Parliamentary webpage

Clayton Gordon Barr, an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Cessnock for the Australian Labor Party since 2011.

Prior to entering Parliament, Barr was a teacher, having gained his Bachelor of Education at The University of Newcastle in 1993 and teaching at Mount View High School until 2003. He then worked with CanTeen – a children's cancer charity – until 2009, before a short stint in the office of Kerry Hickey, MP.[1] From late 2009 until 2011, Barr was employed by the Port Stephens Council.[2]

In January 2011, Barr received a threat in the mail aimed at his pregnant wife and children. His wife opened the letter which said: "Clay pulls out or I start shooting kids." Barr reported the threat to the NSW Police.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr Clayton Gordon BARR, BEd MP". Members of the Legislative Assembly. Parliament of New South Wales. 24 June 2011. Archived from the original on 27 October 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Brown, Jessica (31 March 2011). "Port council man wins Cessnock". Pert Stephens Examiner. News Limited. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Clennell, Andrew (29 January 2011). "Threat to murder NSW Labor MP Clayton Barr's children and pregnant wife". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Kerry Hickey
Member for Cessnock