Ruth Webber

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Ruth Webber
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 2002 – 30 June 2008
Personal details
Born (1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 50)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party

Ruth Stephanie Webber (born 24 March 1965) is an Australian politician. She was a Labor member of the Australian Senate from 2002 to 2008, representing the state of Western Australia.

Webber was born in Melbourne. Before becoming a Member of Parliament, Webber was actively involved in politics. She has been a member of the Labor Party since 1984 and held numerous positions within the party before her election to the Senate in 2001. Her term in the Senate began on 1 July 2002.

In October 2006, she lost a preselection contest to then-state MP Louise Pratt and was relegated to the only marginally winnable third position on the Labor Senate ticket for the 2007 federal election.[1] She was then defeated by Australian Greens candidate Scott Ludlam at the election. She was the sole incumbent Labor Senator at the 2007 federal election to lose her seat.