Pat Conroy (politician)

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Pat Conroy
MP
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Shortland
Assumed office
2 July 2016
Preceded byJill Hall
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Charlton
In office
7 September 2013 – 2 July 2016
Preceded byGreg Combet
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Personal details
Born (1979-05-10) 10 May 1979 (age 39)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Keara Courtney
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
ProfessionEconomist, Politician

Patrick Martin Conroy (born 10 May 1979) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2013, representing the Labor Party. He represented the Division of Charlton until its abolition in 2016, and since then has represented the Division of Shortland.[1] He is aligned with the ALP's Socialist Left faction.[2]

An economist by profession, prior to his election to parliament Conroy worked for Greg Combet in his capacity as Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.[3]

Conroy was born a British citizen by descent through his father, who was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England. However, he renounced his dual citizenship prior to standing at the 2013 election.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, Matthew (8 September 2013). "CHARLTON: Conroy to stick to local issues". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ Gartrell, Adam (15 January 2016). "Labor factions engineer deal to keep Joel Fitzgibbon, Pat Conroy in Parliament". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ Milman, Oliver (9 September 2013). "New Australian MPs: who are the Labor and Coalition rising stars?". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  4. ^ Citizenship Register – 45th Parliament

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Greg Combet
Member for Charlton
2013–2016
Division abolished
Preceded by
Jill Hall
Member for Shortland
2016–present
Incumbent