|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007 – 21 August 2010
|Preceded by||Warren Entsch|
|Succeeded by||Warren Entsch|
|Born||7 April 1966|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
James Pearce Turnour (born 7 April 1966) was the Australian Labor Party MP for the division of Leichhardt. He was first elected in the 2007 federal election. He was defeated at the 2010 federal election.
Turnour won Leichhardt at the 2007 election on a swing of 14 percent, the largest in the country. It was actually his second bid for the seat; he challenged Liberal incumbent Warren Entsch in 2004 and was heavily defeated. Entsch retired in 2007. He held Leichhardt on a seemingly safe majority of 10 percent, but Turnour rode a large Labor wave to take the seat. He lost to Entsch in 2010.
Jim Turnour is on the committee of Northern Beaches Landcare and the Trinity Inlet Catchment Management Association. He is also a member of SPEED (Southern Parents Empowering Early Development), Cairns and District Chinese Association, Cairns Yacht Club, Cairns and Far North Environment Centre and is a guest presenter on Cairns Community Radio.
Federal Committee Service
House of Representatives Standing:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 19.2.08;
- Economics from 19.2.08.
- National Capital and External Territories from 18.2.08.
Turnour has degrees in agriculture and economics and lives in Smithfield with his wife Tiffany, whom he met teaching kids to sail at the Cairns Yacht Club, and daughter Zoe.
- Jim Turnour - Home
- "Australian Votes 2010: Leichhardt(Key Seat)". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 2010-08-22. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
Warren Entsch 54.2% vs. Jim Turnour 45.8%
- The Cairns Post
- The Poll Bludger
- Parliament of Australia: House of Representatives - Members
- Australian Labor Party : Jim Turnour - Member for Leichhardt
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Leichhardt