Stephen Bromhead

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Stephen Bromhead
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Myall Lakes
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by John Turner
Personal details
Born Stephen Bruce Bromhead
c. 1958[1]
Nationality  Australia
Political party The Nationals
Spouse(s) Maryanne (DIVORCED)
Children 7
Alma mater University of New South Wales
Occupation Solicitor

Stephen Bruce Bromhead (born c. 1958[1]), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, having represented Myall Lakes for the Nationals since 26 March 2011.

Early years and background[edit]

Bromhead is a registered nurse with two certificates, commencing work initially as a nurse. He later joined the New South Wales Police Force, serving initially as a general duties officer and then as a detective; serving for a total of 12 years in the majority around Taree and surrounding districts. Whilst working as a police officer, Bromhead studied law by correspondence and was admitted as a solicitor. He has subsequently studied and completed his Masters of Law through the University of New South Wales specialising in corporate, commercial and taxation law.[1][2]

Bromhead has served as a Councillor on the Greater Taree City Council and has had extensive community involvement including local rugby union football clubs, tourism associations, chambers of commerce, and horse racing clubs.[2]

Political career[edit]

Following an earlier announcement that the Nationals' sitting member, John Turner would not be seeking re-election, Bromhead was endorsed by the National Party as the candidate in June 2010. During the last two weeks of the election campaign, Bromhead was involved in a motor vehicle accident where it was reported that he fractured his leg.[3] The leg was fractured again in September 2011 when Bromhead jumped up to ask a question during question time in parliament.[4]

At the March 2011 elections, Bromhead was elected and received a swing toward him of 11.2% after preferences in the traditionally strong Nationals seat, winning 78.6% of the vote on a two-party preferred basis.[5] At the March 2015 elections, Bromhead was elected with a strong swing against him of 19.8% this was a historically low result for the seat, with the National Party retaining the seat with only 58.7% on the Two Party-preferred result. Narrowing the margin to just 8.7% (the lowest ever margin in the electorates history). This result was a product of the 19.8% swing against him to ALP Country Labor Candidate Dr.David Keegan, who was a councillor on Greater Taree City Council & a local GP.


  1. ^ a b c "About Stephen Bromhead". Campaign website. National Party of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Stephen Bromhead - Partner". Our staff members. Bromhead Legal. 2010. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Smith, Alexandra (18 March 2011). "Nationals candidate breaks leg in car crash". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "NSW MP Stephen Bromhead breaks his leg during Parliament Question Time". 
  5. ^ Green, Antony (31 March 2011). "Myall Lakes". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

Other links[edit]

Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
John Turner
Member for Myall Lakes