• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: PR00552

Holmes, Monica Rose

(1944 – )
  • Born 25 June, 1944, Bushey Hertfordshire England
  • Occupation Parliamentarian


Monica Holmes was elected to the Thirty-fifth Parliament of Western Australia as the Liberal Party member for the new Legislative Assembly seat  of Southern River on 14 December 1996. She was defeated 10 February 2001.


Monica Blagrove was born in England in 1944. She married James Holmes in 1975, and migrated to Western Australia with her husband and daughter in 1983. Monica Holmes joined the Liberal Party of Australia soon after her arrival, and became active in a wide range of community organizations, in addition to becoming a Justice of the Peace. She was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Parliament of Western Australia for Southern River (new seat) on 14 December 1996, and defeated on 10 February 2001.


Published resources

  • Resource
  • Book Section
    • Making a Difference: Women in the West Australian Parliament 1921-1999, Black, David and Phillips, Harry, 2000

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    • Women in Politics: Liberal Party of Australia