Ms Sharon Claydon MP

Member for Newcastle, New South Wales

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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PO Box 6022
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Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4285
(02) 6277 2378

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(Principal Office)

427 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

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427 Hunter Street
Newcastle, NSW, 2300

(02) 4926 1555
(02) 4926 1895

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Newcastle, New South Wales

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Newcastle, New South Wales, 2013 and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 25.3.15 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Publications from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Indigenous Affairs from 19.10.15 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Newcastle Branch from 1999.
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (NSW) from 2002.
  • Member, ALP Reconciliation and Indigenous Affairs Committee (NSW) 2002-07.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 2007.
  • Member, ALP Administrative Committee (NSW) 2007-13.
  • Chair, ALP Caucus Status of Women Committee.
  • Secretary, ALP Caucus Sustainable Australia Committee.
  • Member, ALP Caucus Economic, Productivity, Industry and Innovation Committee.
  • Born 26.4.1964, Camperdown, NSW.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA(Hons)(Syd.).
  • Disability support worker.
  • Social anthropologist.
  • Electorate officer.
    Description: provincial.
    Location: northern and central Newcastle; it includes the suburbs of Adamstown, Birmingham Gardens, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Cooks Hill, Hamilton, Heatherbrae, Islington, Mayfield, Merewether, Newcastle, New Lambton, Sandgate, Shortland, Stockton, The Junction, Tighes Hill, Waratah, Wickham, Williamtown and parts of Adamstown Heights, Lambton, Jesmond, Kotara, Salt Ash, Thornton and Wallsend.
    Area:171 sq km.
    Electors enrolled: 113 334 (at 2.7.16).
    Industries: shipbuilding and repairs, transport equipment, tourism, tertiary education, health, food processing, railway goods, chemicals, heavy engineering, stevedoring and port facilities.

    State electorates: Newcastle includes the New South Wales Legislative Assembly electorate of Newcastle, and parts of Charlestown, Maitland, Port Stephens and Wallsend.