Nathan Morton

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Nathan Morton
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
Preceded by Andrew Waddell
Succeeded by Stephen Price
Constituency Forrestfield
Personal details
Born (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 38)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political party Liberal

Nathan Wray Morton (born 3 August 1978) is an Australian politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 2013 to 2017, representing the seat of Forrestfield. He was a schoolteacher before entering politics.

Morton was born in Melbourne, but moved to Perth as a small child. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a graduate diploma in education, and most taught at Cecil Andrews Senior High School.[1] Morton first stood for parliament at the 2008 state election, but was defeated by Labor's Andrew Waddell in Forrestfield by just 98 votes on the two-party-preferred count (the third-closest result of the election).[2] He reprised his candidacy at the 2013 state election, and defeated Waddell with a 2.3-point swing.[3] Morton ran for re-election at the 2017 state election but lost the seat to the Labor candidate, Stephen Price after suffering an 11.6% swing against him.[4] Morton is a nephew by marriage of Helen Morton, who was a member of the Legislative Council.[4] Helen Morton was also defeated at the 2017 state election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan Wray Morton, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ Forrestfield (Key Seat), WA Votes 2013, ABC News. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. ^ Mr Nathan Wray Morton MLA BSc; GradDipEd , Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  4. ^ a b [1], WA Votes 2017, ABC News. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Andrew Waddell
Member for Forrestfield
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Stephen Price