John Day (Australian politician)

John Day (Australian politician)

Infobox MLA | name =John Day

imagesize = 150px
nationality =Australian
order =
term_start =6 February 1993
term_end =
deputy =
predecessor = None
successor =
birth_date =24 December 1955
birth_place =Middle Swan, Western Australia
constituency =Kalamunda
party =Liberal Party of Australia
spouse =Nikki
profession =Dentist
education =BSc BDSc
religion =

footnotes =|

John Howard Dadley Day MLA (born 24 December 1955) is the current Member for Kalamunda in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly. He was elected to the 34th Parliament in 1993 and has been re-elected at every state election since.

Early life

Day was born on 24 December 1955 in Middle Swan, Western Australia. His father who survived the Second Battle of El Alamein died when Day was 17 years old.

Attending Guildford Grammar School Day later completed a degree, a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of Western Australia then went onto work at the Perth Dental Hospital as well as other clinical situations including Canning Vale Prison.He later set up a private practice with his sister Elizabeth working in such places as Wundowie, Glen Forrest and Beverley. [cite web|url=|title=John Day MLA Inaugural Speech|year=1993|accessdate=2008-06-14]


Winning preselection for Darling Range following the retirement of sitting member Ian Thompson, Day won the seat in the 1993 state election. He has successfully held the seat in the 1996, 2001 and 2005 state elections.In the 2001 state election, Day came very close to losing the seat after a 18.8% swing against him and only won by 137 votes by the time all votes were counted. Day fared much better in the 2005 election when he gained a 10.1% swing and held the seat by a margin of 3.1%. [cite web|url=|title=ABC News Online - Western Australian Election 2005|year=2008|accessdate=2008-06-14]

In 2007 as a result of an Electoral Distribution under the Electoral Act 1907 (WA) all electoral boundaries in Western Australia were redrawn. The Electoral District of Darling Range was redrawn and a new Electoral district of Kalamunda was created containing a large portion of the previous Electoral district of Darling Range. [Western Australian Government Gazette, Perth, Monday, 29 October 2007 No. 226 (Special) pp5785-5874]

In the 2008 State General Election on 6 September, John Day was elected to Kalamunda. [cite web|url=|title=Western Australian Electoral Commission]

On September 23, 2008 the Governor of Western Australia appointed John Day as the Minister for Planning and as the Minister for Culture and the Arts. [Western Australian Government Gazette, Perth, Tuesday, 23 September 2008 No. 163 (Special) pp4373-4375]


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