- Occupation Matron
A once-only candidate, Ida Johanna Carter ran for the Willoughby elections in 1971 as an Independent.
At the time of her campaign, Ida Carter was the Matron of the Trentham Nursing Home, and had been a resident of Willoughby for 16 years. She was the President of the Willoughby Ratepayers & Property Owners’ Association and the Vice President of the Nursing Homes Association of NSW.
She was married and the mother of two children.
She professed a lifelong interest in government and was concerned about the high cost of land and rates, the quagmire of town planning, excessive road toll, pollution, education and crime.
- Trove: Carter, Ida Johanna, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-698066
- Putting Skirts on the Sacred Benches: Women Candidates for the New South Wales Parliament, Australian Women's Archives Project, 2006, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/pssb/home.html