Mike Symon

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Mike Symon
Councillor of the City of Maroondah
for Jubilee Ward
Assumed office
24 October 2020
Preceded byWard created
Councillor of the City of Maroondah
for Mullum Ward
In office
22 October 2016 – 24 October 2020
Succeeded byWard abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Deakin
In office
24 November 2007 – 7 September 2013
Preceded byPhil Barresi
Succeeded byMichael Sukkar
Personal details
Born (1965-02-21) 21 February 1965 (age 59)
Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party

Michael Stuart Symon (born 21 February 1965) is an Australian politician who was elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 2007 federal election as the Australian Labor Party member for the federal seat of Deakin.[1] He had previously been an electrician and was Occupational Health and Safety Officer of the Electrical Trades Union.[2]

He defeated the sitting Liberal member, Phil Barresi, who had held the seat since 1996. The seat had been one of the most marginal Liberal seats in the country for almost three decades. Barresi led for most of the night, but on the fifth count a large flow of Green preferences allowed Symon to become only the second Labor MP in the seat's 70-year history. At the 2010 election, Symon faced Barresi again, and was reelected with a slight swing in his favour—again due to Green preferences.

At the 2013 federal election, Symon suffered a swing of 3.8% against him and was defeated by Liberal candidate Michael Sukkar.

In 2016, Symon was elected as a councillor for the City of Maroondah's Mullum Ward. After the ward was abolished, he successfully contested the new Jubilee Ward at the 2020 local elections. Symon served Deputy Mayor from 2017-18 and Mayor in 2019 until 2020.[3]


  1. ^ "Symon, Mike". Australian Parliament. Archived from the original on 3 August 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  2. ^ "About Mike Symon". Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 8 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Cr Mike Symon". City of Maroondah. Retrieved 22 May 2021.

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by Member for Deakin
Succeeded by