Judy Edwards

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Judy Edwards
In office
26 May 1990 – 6 September 2008
Preceded byPeter Dowding
Personal details
Born10 April 1955
Beverley Western Australia
Political partyLabor Party

Judith Mary Edwards (born 10 April 1955) in Beverley, Western Australia is an Australian politician. She was the ALP member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from May 1990 to September 2008, representing the electorate of Maylands.[1]

Edwards won preselection for the seat of Maylands following the resignation of Peter Dowding, and entered parliament at the 1990 Maylands by-election. She has subsequently been re-elected four more times in 1993, 1996, 2001 and 2005.[2]

Prior to entering Parliament Edwards was a general practitioner after completing her medical degree from the University of Western Australia. Once in Parliament Edward was appointed as minister of the environment and heritage from 2001 to 2003, and minister of environment from 2003 to 2006.

Edwards retired in 2008 and Lisa Baker won pre-selection for the seat, eventually winning the seat.


  1. ^ "Hon Dr Judy M Edwards MLA Minister of Environment" (PDF). 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook". 2008. Archived from the original on 1 March 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2008.