|Member of the New South Wales Parliament|
|Assumed office |
28 March 2015
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Born||1977 (age 42–43)|
Adelaide, South Australia
|Political party||Greens New South Wales|
|Alma mater||Flinders University, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney|
|Occupation||Human rights campaigner and politician|
Jenny Leong (born 1977), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Newtown for the Greens since 2015. Leong is the first person to represent Newtown in its current form, as it was created for the 2015 election.
At university, Leong served as the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association President, for 18 months, from February 2006 to July 2007. Leong was elected to the Sydney University Senate in 2007, serving for one year.
Leong won the newly created seat of Newtown against Labor's candidate, Penny Sharpe, at the 2015 State election. She won with a margin of over 60% (two-candidate preferred). She joins Jamie Parker in the lower house of the New South Wales Parliament.
Leong worked with Amnesty International for approximately five years from 2008 to 2012, as a crisis coordinator and as a campaign organiser, before entering politics. Although based in London, Hong Kong and Australia, Leong worked all over the world. At Amnesty she oversaw the organisation's response to the Arab Spring, as well as protecting freedom of expression in Burmese elections. She also served over three years on the Human Rights Law Resource Centre advisory committee.
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- Hasham, Nicole. "NSW Election 2015: Greens celebrate strong inner west showing against Labor". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
- "Electorate: Newtown". ABC. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
|New South Wales Legislative Assembly|
|New seat|| Member for Newtown