Anne Stanley (politician)

Anne Maree Stanley (née Mee; born 6 October 1961) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and has served in the House of Representatives since the 2016 federal election, representing the Division of Werriwa. She previously served on the Liverpool City Council from 2008 to 2016.

Anne Stanley

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Werriwa
Assumed office
2 July 2016 (2016-07-02)
Preceded byLaurie Ferguson
Personal details
Anne Maree Mee

(1961-10-06) 6 October 1961
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationBank officer

Early life

Stanley was born in Sydney,[1] one of two daughters born to Margaret (née Davison) and William Mee. Her parents were both ALP supporters, and her mother worked for the Building Workers' Industrial Union of Australia.[2]

Prior to entering politics, Stanley worked as a bank officer for nearly 30 years.[1]


Stanley joined the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1996 "as a response to the reactionary policies of the Howard government".[2] She was an officeholder in the party's organisational wing before her election to parliament, serving as a delegate to state and national conferences and as president of the party's Liverpool South branch. She served on the Liverpool City Council from 2008 to 2016.[1]


In March 2016 Stanley won ALP preselection for the Division of Werriwa.[3] She retained the seat for Labor at the 2016 federal election, succeeding the retiring member Laurie Ferguson.[4] She was re-elected at the 2019 election, and was subsequently appointed as an opposition whip.[1]

Personal life

Stanley has five children with her husband Larry. Her twin sons were born 11 weeks premature and spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit at Westmead Hospital.[2]


  1. "Ms Anne Stanley MP". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  2. "Maiden speech". Hansard. Parliament of Australia. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  3. "Liverpool Labor councillor Anne Stanley preselected for the Federal seat of Werriwa". Liverpool Champion. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  4. "Werriwa - Australia Votes". Election 2016. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Laurie Ferguson
Member for Werriwa

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