Robyn Clarke MLA was elected to the West Australian Parliament as the Member for Murray-Wellington on March 11 2017 and re-elected in March 2021. Robyn is only the second ever Labor member to hold the seat of Murray-Wellington and the first Labor member to serve more than one term, and most importantly, Robyn is the first woman to ever represent the seat in its 133 year history. Robyn is currently the Chair of the Committee for the Commissioner for Children and Young People.
The electorate of Murray-Wellington extends from the southern part of Keysbrook in the north to the northern part of Australind in the south, including the majority of the Shires of Harvey, all of the Shires of Waroona and Murray, and taking in the southern end of the City of Mandurah from Bouvard down to Lake Clifton.
Robyn grew up in Perth, and spent her weekends in Lake Clifton where her parents worked at the Lake Clifton Tavern. This has given her a strong connection to the electorate from a young age.
Prior to being elected into Parliament, Robyn has worked across a range of industries including banking, media, health and owned a small business. This experience has given Robyn an understanding of the difficulties that small business owners face, and of the importance of being able to deliver on your word.
Robyn has been a strong woman’s advocate in her electorate and across regional WA, advocating and successfully getting funds for women’s change rooms at male dominated sporting clubs, sponsoring young women in sport and advocating for better support services for women.
Robyn was motivated to stand for Parliament because she has always follower the Labor values and has been apart of the Labour Movement her entire life. Robyn wanted to get inside the tent and have a voice. Robyn enjoys fishing with her husband and dog Bella down at Preston Beach.