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Lee, Margaret Helen

Occupation
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Alternative Names
  • Broome, Margaret (maiden name)

Summary

Margaret Lee was a once only candidate (Independent) who ran for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Manly in 1984.

Details

At the time of her campaign Margaret Lee's four children were grown up, but she had begun her community activity in connection with children, initiating the establishment of two kindergartens and a community centre in the Balgowlah area to which she moved in 1968. She promised to support whichever party was elected and to encourage thoughtful discussion of and public involvement in politics. She intended to resume her maiden name following the election.

Annette Alafaci

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