|Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
|Preceded by||Andrew Waddell|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Price|
3 August 1978 |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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. 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). He reprised his candidacy at the 2013 state election, and defeated Waddell with a 2.3-point swing. 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. Morton is a nephew by marriage of Helen Morton, who was a member of the Legislative Council. Helen Morton was also defeated at the 2017 state election.
- Nathan Wray Morton, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
- Forrestfield (Key Seat), WA Votes 2013, ABC News. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- Mr Nathan Wray Morton MLA BSc; GradDipEd , Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- , WA Votes 2017, ABC News. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Forrestfield