Kevin Harrold

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Kevin Joseph Harrold (13 June 1929 – 28 September 2012) was an Australian politician. He was the member for Gordon in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1973 to 1976, and was the only member of the Democratic Labor Party to win election to the New South Wales Parliament.

Harrold was born in Bowral, and was educated there at St Thomas Aquinas School before attending Sydney Technical College. In 1960, he became an electrical contractor. He married Mary on 11 April 1955.[1]

In 1973, the Liberal member for the safe seat of Gordon, Harry Jago, failed to renominate in time, and the seat was left as a contest between Labor candidate Miron Shapira and Harrold, endorsed by the DLP. When the Liberal Party directed its supporters to vote for Harrold, he won the seat easily.[2] By the time of the 1976 election, the DLP had virtually ceased to exist, but the label was retained for Harrold, who was comprehensively defeated by new Liberal candidate Tim Moore.[3]

Harrold died in September 2012 at the age of 83.[4]


  1. ^ Legge, J. S., ed. (1974). "Harrold, Kevin Joseph". Who's Who in Australia. Vol. 21. Herald and Weekly Times, Ltd.
  2. ^ "Mr Kevin Joseph Harrold". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for Gordon". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Kevin Harrold". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 September 2012. Retrieved 9 April 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member for Gordon
Succeeded by