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Preceded by  Alfred Ashley-Brown
Succeeded by  Alex Hawke
Name  Alan Cadman
Occupation  Orchardist
Nationality  Australian

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Born  26 July 1937 (age 78) Sydney, New South Wales (1937-07-26)
Political party  Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater  University of New South Wales
Role  Former Member of the Australian House of Representatives
Education  University of New South Wales
Party  Liberal Party of Australia
Previous office  Member of the Australian Parliament (1974–2007)

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Alan Glyndwr Cadman OAM (born 26 July 1937), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from 18 May 1974 to 17 October 2007, representing the Division of Mitchell, New South Wales.



Cadman was born in Sydney and studied agriculture at the University of New South Wales. He was an orchardist and company director before entering politics.

Despite his long tenure, Cadman was only considered for ministerial preferment twice. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Malcolm Fraser) 1981–83 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business 1997–98. In 1992 he was one of a group of Coalition members of parliament who founded the Lyons Forum, a conservative ginger group.

In 2003, Cadman was the unsuspecting target of a prank by comedy show CNNNN in which "rumours" were spread about his intentions to run against John Howard for the Prime Ministership.

Cadman was challenged for preselection ahead of the 2007 election by Alex Hawke. However, on 16 June 2007, Cadman withdrew from the preselection contest, and later announced his current term would be his last. He was to later condemn the circumstances under which he lost preselection to Hawke. He later accused Hawke, who ran well to his right, of engaging in massive branch-stacking to ensure he would win the preselection contest for this comfortably safe Liberal seat.


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