Long time local Sabine Winton, Labor’s new member for Wanneroo

Long time local Sabine Winton, Labor’s new member for Wanneroo

The unemployment crisis across Perth’s northern suburbs is the first thing Sabine Winton will check off her “to do list” in her role as Wanneroo’s new MP.

“I will work with Mark McGowan and my Labor colleagues from day one to implement our Plan for Jobs and to advocate for local projects that create local jobs.”

With the WAEC having declared the result, Mrs Winton defeated outgoing Liberal MLA Paul Miles by securing 57.3 per cent of the two party preferred vote. This represents a swing of 18.2 per cent to WA Labor.

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A resident of Wanneroo for more than 40 years, Mrs Winton said she had served as a volunteer and advocate in the community both personally and in her role as a City of Wanneroo councillor since she was elected in 2013.

“I understand our unique issues and will work hard to represent the residents of Wanneroo and make sure their voices are heard in Parliament,” she said.

Mrs Winton described herself as “honest, feisty and determined”.

A primary school teacher for 27 years, Mrs Winton was most recently a Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) coordinator with the North Metropolitan Education Region where she provided leadership and support to schools and teachers delivering programs for gifted and talented students.

Mrs Winton is also a member of the Wanneroo Business Association and a Wanneroo Agricultural Society committee member.

She has three daughters, which she raises with her husband, Paul, in the Wanneroo electorate.

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