Tony Stewart (politician)

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Anthony Paul "Tony" Stewart (born 23 November 1956), a former Australian politician, was a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electorates of Bankstown and Lakemba between 1995 and 2011 for the Australian Labor Party.

He was the Minister for Small Business, Minister for Science and Medical Research and Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Cancer) in the New South Wales State Government from 8 September 2008 till 11 November 2008.

Stewart was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly on 25 March 1995, representing the electorate Lakemba. He was elected as Member for Bankstown at a general election in March 1999 and re-elected to this district in March 2003 and March 2007.[1]

Stewart decided to not contest the 2011 state election. The Labor Party endorsed Bankstown Mayor, Tania Mihailuk, as its candidate for the election held in March 2011.[2]

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