Margaret May

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Margaret May
Member of the Australian Parliament
for McPherson
In office
3 October 1998 – 19 July 2010
Preceded byJohn Bradford
Succeeded byKaren Andrews
Personal details
Born (1950-06-30) 30 June 1950 (age 69)
Ba, Fiji
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationElectorate secretary

Margaret Ann May (born 30 June 1950), is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to July 2010, representing McPherson, Queensland.[1]

May was born in Ba, Fiji, and was educated at Seaforth TAFE College in Sydney. She was a financial administrator with the New South Wales Department of Education 1982–88 and an electorate secretary before entering politics.[2]

May was elected to the seat of McPherson at the 1998 election. She defeated her Labor challenger local Councillor Eddy Saroff at the 2007 election and was subsequently appointed to the Outer Shadow Ministry as Shadow Minister for Ageing until the change in Liberal leadership in December 2009.[2]

On 14 August 2009 she announced that she would retire at the 2010 federal election.[1]


  1. ^ a b AAP (14 August 2009). "Another federal Liberal MP to retire". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 August 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Mrs Margaret May MP, Member for McPherson (Qld)". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Bradford
Member for McPherson
Succeeded by
Karen Andrews