|Member of the Queensland Parliament
17 February 2001 – 31 January 2015
|Preceded by||Mike Kaiser|
|Succeeded by||Cameron Dick|
27 June 1943 |
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Due to the tiny size of the ALP caucus since the party's defeat at the 2012 election, she was a member of the shadow cabinet but did not become a minister as she retired at the 2015 election.
At the 2012 election, Desley Scott retained her seat with a significant margin for a Labor MP of 5.8%, after a 19.57% swing against her party. According to Independent MP Alex Douglas, "She was completely focussed on the needs of Woodridge residents, which in turn earned her the respect of her constituents.", which led to her being one of only seven Queensland ALP MPs being elected at the 2012 election.
Opposition Period 2012-2015
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- Woodridge — Australian Broadcasting Corporation Retrieved 16 February 2015.
- "Desley Scott: a pollie for good" at the Wayback Machine (archived 20 August 2006) by Faith Williams. Signs of the Times (Australian version) 120:8 (August 2005), p 7–9
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Woodridge
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