Kim Booth

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Kim Booth
Kim Booth 2006.jpg
Leader of the Tasmanian Greens
In office
7 April 2014 – 20 May 2015
Preceded by Nick McKim
Succeeded by Cassy O'Connor
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Bass
In office
20 July 2002 – 20 May 2015
Succeeded by Andrea Dawkins
Constituency Bass
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 63–64)
New South Wales, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Greens
Occupation Sawmiller
Website http://tasmps.greens.org.au/kim-booth

Kim Dion Booth (born 1951) is a former Australian politician. He was the leader of the Tasmanian Greens from April 2014 to May 2015, and represented the Division of Bass in the Tasmanian House of Assembly.

Political career[edit]

After the 2010 Tasmanian state election, Booth refused to support the Greens-Labor deal, warning that the deal with Labor would hurt the Greens.[1] He held the Greens portfolios of Forests; Energy; Attorney-General and Justice; Small Business; Industry; Racing and Gaming; and Veterans Affairs.

He was re-elected at the 2014 House of Assembly elections,[2] and was subsequently elected as party leader.[3]

On 20 May 2015, Booth announced he was resigning from Parliament and as leader of the Greens with immediate effect, following the death of his father. His seat in Bass was filled by Andrea Dawkins after the TEC conducted a count back from the 2014 election results.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrews, Allison (20 April 2010). "Kim Booth's warning: It's a trap!". The Examiner. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  2. ^ "2014 House of Assembly Summary of Elected Members". Tasmanian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Greens appoint Kim Booth as new leader in Tasmania". ABC. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tasmanian Greens leader Kim Booth resigns from State Parliament". ABC News. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Nick McKim
Leader of the Tasmanian Greens
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Cassy O'Connor