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Ross Mewburn Elliott

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Preceded by  Don May
Political party  Liberal
Succeeded by  Tom Bateman
Religion  Anglican
Born  12 February 1929 Perth, Western Australia, Australia (1929-02-12)
Died  29 March 2000, Nedlands, Australia
Party  Liberal Party of Australia
Constituency  Electoral district of Canning

Ross Mewburn Elliott (12 February 1929 – 29 March 2000) was an Australian journalist and politician. He was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1965 to 1968, representing the seat of Canning.

Elliott was born in Perth, and attended Hale School. In his youth, he was a talented Australian rules footballer, playing two matches for West Perth during the 1949 WANFL season. In the 1950s, Elliott ran a sporting goods store in Bunbury. He first ventured into journalism as a writer for the Bunbury-based South-West Times, and in 1959 moved back to Perth to work as chief sports writer for the Daily News. He also served as a television panellist for TVW and a radio commentator for 6PM.

A member of the Liberal Party since 1948, Elliott ran for parliament at the 1965 state election, narrowly defeating the sitting Labor member, Don May, in the seat of Canning. However, his time in parliament was short-lived, as he lost his seat at the 1968 election. The Labor candidate, Tom Bateman, won with 50.5 percent of the two-party-preferred vote. Elliott subsequently resumed his journalism career, serving as corporate manager of the Golden West Network from 1975 to 1980, as well as in a variety of other roles. A founder of the West Australian Football Register, he was posthumously inducted into the West Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

References

Ross Mewburn Elliott Wikipedia


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