Wayne Merton

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Wayne Ashley Merton (born 18 October 1943), a former Australian politician, was a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorates of Carlingford between 1988 and 1991 and Baulkham Hills between 1991 and 2011 for the Liberal Party of Australia. He was Minister for Justice and Minister for Emergency Services from October 1992 to May 1993.[1]

He is married with three children.

In March 2010, Merton announced his decision to retire and would not contest the 2011 election.[2] After a heated preselection campaign, David Elliott was chosen as his successor for the safe seat of Baulkham Hills.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Mr Wayne Ashley Merton, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Jordan, Bev (23 March 2010). "Baulkham Hills MP Wayne Merton retires from 2011 State Election race". Hills Shire Times. News Limited. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Salusinszky, Imre (31 August 2010). "Howard enters state Liberals' preselection battle". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Jordan, Bev (17 September 2010). "Elliott wins Liberal selection for Baulkham Hills". Hills Shire Times. News Limited. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
New district Member for Carlingford
1988 – 1991
District abolished
New district Member for Baulkham Hills
1991 – 2011
Succeeded by
David Elliott