John McVeigh (politician)

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Dr John McVeigh
MP
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Groom
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Preceded by Ian Macfarlane
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries of Queensland
In office
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
Premier Campbell Newman
Preceded by Tim Mulherin (Primary Industries, Food and Rural Economies)
Craig Wallace (Fisheries)
Succeeded by Bill Byrne
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Toowoomba South
In office
24 March 2012 – 29 April 2016
Preceded by Mike Horan
Succeeded by David Janetzki
Personal details
Born (1965-05-13) 13 May 1965 (age 52)
Allora, Queensland, Australia
Political party Liberal National Party
Relations Tom McVeigh (father)
Alma mater University of Southern Queensland
Bond University
University of Queensland
Occupation Farmer

John Joseph McVeigh (born 13 May 1965) is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal National member of the Australian House of Representatives since July 2016, representing the electorate of Groom, Queensland. He was formerly a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Toowoomba South from 2012 to 2016 [1] He was appointed Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries on 3 April 2012.[2]

He is the son of Tom McVeigh, who represented Groom and its predecessor seat, Darling Downs, from 1972 to 1988.[3]

On 9 April 2016, the LNP announced that McVeigh had been preselected to contest the federal seat of Groom (previously held by his father) at the 2016 federal election. His resignation from the Queensland Parliament on 29 April triggered a by-election in the district of Toowoomba South.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/elections/qld/2012/guide/toso.htm
  2. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Political son takes reins in seat". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Queensland MP John McVeigh wins preselection in Ian Macfarlane's federal seat". ABC News. 9 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Meanwhile, in Queensland: who’s who on LNP, Labor Senate tickets". The Australian. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Mike Horan
Member for Toowoomba South
2012–2016
Succeeded by
David Janetzki
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Ian Macfarlane
Member for Groom
2016–present
Incumbent