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Mr Clayton Gordon BARR, BEd MP

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Member of the Legislative Assembly
Member for Cessnock
Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Tertiary Education, and Shadow Minister for the Hunter
Member of the Australian Labor Party
Contact Details
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Cessnock Electorate Office
A Mr Clayton Barr, MP
118 Vincent Street
Postal Mr Clayton Barr MP
PO Box 242
P (02) 4991 1466
Toll free - 1300 550 114
F (02) 4991 1103

Parliamentary Activity
Current Positions
Position Start Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Mar 2011
Member for Cessnock 26 Mar 2011
Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Tertiary Education 03 Jul 2019
Shadow Minister for the Hunter 03 Jul 2019
Shadow Minister for Water 03 Jul 2019
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development 18 Jun 2019
Prior Positions
Position Start End Period Notes
Shadow Minister for Finance, Services and Property 09 Apr 2015 03 Jul 2019 4 years 2 months 25 days
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General 22 Jun 2011 06 Mar 2015 3 years 8 months 13 days
Member, State and Regional Development Committee 14 May 2014 06 Mar 2015 9 months 21 days
Member, Legal Affairs Committee 22 Jun 2011 14 May 2014 2 years 10 months 23 days
Member, Joint Select Committee on the Parliamentary Budget Office 23 Jun 2011 02 Dec 2011 5 months 10 days
Member, Legislative Assembly Committee on Investment, Industry and Regional Development 28 May 2015 01 Mar 2019 3 years 9 months 2 days
About the Cessnock Electorate
Rural, industrial. Located within Hunter Statistical Agricultural Subdivision.

Principal towns: Aberdare, Abermain, Abernethy, Allandale, Barnsley, Belford, Bellbird, Bellbird Heights, Bishops Bridge, Black Hill, Branxton, Broke, Brunkerville, Buchanan, Bucketty, Bulga, Buttai, Cameron Park, Cedar Creek, Cessnock, Cliftleigh, Congewai, East Branxton, Edgeworth, Ellalong, Elrington, Fordwich, Garland Valley, Greta, Greta Main, Heddon Greta, Holmesville, Howes Valley, Kearsley, Keinbah, Kitchener, Kurri Kurri, Laguna, Lochinvar, Lovedale, Loxford, Milbrodale, Millfield, Mount Thorley, Mount View, Mount Vincent, Mulbring, Murrays Run, Neath, North Rothbury, Nulkaba, Paxton, Paynes Crossing, Pelaw Main, Pelton, Pokolbin, Putty, Quorrobolong, Richmond Vale, Rothbury, Sawyers Gully, Seahampton, Singleton Military Area, Stanford Merthyr, Stockrington, Sweetmans Creek, West Wallsend, Weston, Wollombi.

Area: 4,389.03 sq km.

Population: 68,331. Enrolment: 58,359.

Political Party Activity

March 2004 to present Member, Cessnock Branch of the Australian Labor Party.

Community Activity

Vice President and Player, Cessnock Water Polo.

Local Government Activity

Military Service

Honours Received


Married with 4 children.

Qualifications, Occupations and Interests

Bachelor Education (BEd), University of Newcastle, 1993.

November 2009 to April 2011 Community and Recreational Facilities Planner, Port Stephens Council. May 2009 to November 2009 Temporary Electorate Officer, Office of Kerry Hickey MP. April 2003 to April 2009 Manager, Canteen - Hunter and Northern New South Wales. April 1994 to January 2003 Teacher, Mount View High School.

Additional Information

Inaugural Speech, 11 May 2011: