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Huxley, Keri

Community advocate, Local government councillor, Mayor, Writer and Editor


Keri Huxley's involvement in the formal political process spans several years and has included taking on the challenge of winning the unwinable (for the Liberal Party) seat of Port Jackson in the state election of 1999. She was a Woollahra Councillor for nine year, serving as Mayor in 2006-2009.

Keri was also a founding member of the Yes! Republican movement in New South Wales, a cause to which she is still committed. She has delivered papers at the Australian Women's Round Table and has worked for electoral reform on behalf of Women into Politics. She still maintains an active interest in politics at a local and community level.


Keri Huxley has been an advocate for women's issues over many years and is interested in constitutional reform. She joined the Liberal Party in 1972 and has been a delegate to State Council. In her 1999 campaign for Port Jackson, she stressed her interest in the environment, opposing a new marina at Balmain Shores and stressing her membership of the Iron Cove Preservation Committee.

She has two sons and a daughter and completed a BA at Macquarie University.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 1 April 2005); Glebe and Inner Western Weekly, 24 March 1999.

Nikki Henningham

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