Mary Crawford, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Mary Crawford

Australian politician

Date of Birth: 12-Apr-1947

Place of Birth: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Profession: politician, educator

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Mary Crawford

  • Mary Catherine Crawford (born 12 April 1947) was an Australian politician.
  • Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, she was educated at the University of Queensland before becoming a teacher.
  • In 1987, she was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Forde.
  • On 25 March 1994 she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Regional Development, a position she held until the defeat of the Keating Government in the 1996 election, in which Crawford lost her seat.
  • Crawford had previously held her seat with a fairly safe majority of 8.6 percent.
  • However, a redistribution ahead of the election pushed Forde into some rural, conservative-leaning territory in the Scenic Rim.
  • This wiped out Crawford's majority, reducing it to an extremely marginal 0.1 percent.
  • Believing that this made Forde difficult—if not impossible—to hold, Crawford tried to transfer to the friendlier seat of Rankin, but was rebuffed by the party's organisational wing.
  • She was defeated by Liberal Kay Elson on a nine-percent swing.

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