Christine Fyffe


Christine Fyffe

Christine Ann Fyffe (born 10 December 1944) is an Australian politician. She has been a Liberal member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2006, representing Evelyn.

Personal life

Fyffe was born in Staffordshire, England, and was educated at Oldfield Hall Girls' School in the United Kingdom. She arrived in Australia in 1967, creating with her recently-married husband David, the Yarra Burn Winery and Restaurant at Yarra Junction. She now has five children. She supports the Essendon Football Club.[1]

Political career

She was a vigneron before entering politics, and was appointed by the Kennett State Government as a Commissioner for the Yarra Ranges Shire for the period 1994–97. In 1999, she was selected as the Liberal candidate for Evelyn following the retirement of sitting member Jim Plowman.[2]

In 2002, Fyffe was defeated by Labor candidate Heather McTaggart. At the following and most recent election in 2006, Fyffe again contested Evelyn and defeated McTaggart.[2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.christinefyffe.com.au/about_christine__evelyn
  2. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Fyffe, Christine Ann". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/re-member/bioregfull.cfm?mid=93. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Jim Plowman
Member for Evelyn
1999–2002
Succeeded by
Heather McTaggart
Preceded by
Heather McTaggart
Member for Evelyn
2006–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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