Peter Nugent

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Peter Nugent
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Aston
In office
24 March 1990 – 24 April 2001
Preceded by John Saunderson
Succeeded by Chris Pearce
Personal details
Born (1938-04-01)1 April 1938
Chelmsford, England, UK
Died 24 April 2001(2001-04-24) (aged 63)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia

Peter Edward Nugent (1 April 1938 – 24 April 2001), Australian politician, was the Liberal Party member of parliament for the Division of Aston in the Australian House of Representatives from 1990 to 2001.

He entered parliament when he defeated the incumbent Labor candidate, John Saunderson, in the 1990 federal election. However, he died suddenly at his home on the morning of 24 April 2001, from a myocardial infarction.[1] This triggered a by-election for Aston, which was won by the Liberal candidate Chris Pearce.

In his time in parliament, Nugent was known as a moderate in the Liberal Party, with a passion for human rights and the well-being of indigenous Australians.[1]


Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Saunderson
Member for Aston
Succeeded by
Chris Pearce