David Gillespie (politician)

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Dr David Gillespie
MP
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lyne
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Rob Oakeshott
Personal details
Born (1957-12-20) 20 December 1957 (age 57)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Charlotte Gillespie
Children Three
Alma mater University of Sydney
Profession Gastroenterologist
Website www.davidgillespie.com.au

David Arthur Gillespie (born 20 December 1957) is an Australian politician. He has been a Nationals member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Lyne in New South Wales, since September 2013.

Career[edit]

Gillespie was born in Canberra.[1] He was a gastroenterologist for twenty years and, up until the 2013 election, was the director of physician training at Port Macquarie Base Hospital.[2]

In 2010 he contested the seat of Lyne for the first time, representing the Nationals. His opponent, independent member Rob Oakeshott, defeated him; however, the Nationals received a 10-point swing. Following Oakeshott's retirement at the 2013 federal election, Gillespie contested the seat again and won. This was not an upset; Lyne was still a comfortably safe National seat in a traditional two-party matchup.[3]

Personal[edit]

Gillespie is married to Charlotte, and they have three children.[4] The family lives at Sancrox, west of Port Macquarie.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr David Gillespie MP, Parliament of Australia.
  2. ^ a b Green, Antony (15 September 2013). "Lyne Results". Federal Election 2013 (Australia: ABC News). Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "David Gillespie Candidate for Lyne". National Party of Australia. 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Townsend, Samantha (7 September 2013). "Nationals candidate David Gillespie tipped to take Lyne". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Rob Oakeshott
Member for Lyne
2013–present
Incumbent