Sussan Ley

Australian politician

Sussan Penelope Ley (pron. LEE; née Susan Braybrooks; born 14 December 1961) is an Australian politician. She is a member of the Liberal Party and has served as member of parliament (MP) for the New South Wales seat of Farrer since 2001. In 2022, she was elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party and became Deputy Opposition Leader.

She was a cabinet minister in the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments.

Ley was born in Kano, Nigeria to English parents. She grew up in the United Arab Emirates and England before moving to Australia as a teenager.

She was the Minister for Education (2013–2014), Minister for Health (2014–2016), Sport (2014–2017), Aged Care (2015–2016), and Health and Aged Care (2016–2017). She resigned from the ministry in January 2017.

She was the Minister for the Environment before the Morrison government's defeat at the 2022 federal election.[1]

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  1. Norman, Jane (24 May 2022). "Peter Dutton remains only candidate for Liberal leader, Sussan Ley and Jane Hume frontrunners for deputy". ABC News. Retrieved 24 May 2022.