• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE4167

West, Suzanne Margaret

(1947 – )
  • Nationality Australian
  • Born 21 September, 1947, Cowra New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Electorate Officer, Nurse, Parliamentarian


A member of the Australian Labor Party, Suzanne West was chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales as Senator for that state in February 1987 in the Senate of the Parliament of Australia, on the resignation of Senator D. McLelland. She was defeated at the July federal election. In 1990 she was elected to the Senate again and remained there until her retirement in 2002. She served as Deputy President and Chair of Committees of the Senate from 1997-2002.

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  • National Library of Australia
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