Kristy McBain

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Kristy McBain

Member of Parliament for Eden-Monaro
Assumed office
4 July 2020
Preceded byMike Kelly
Mayor of Bega Valley Shire
In office
29 September 2016 (2016-09-29) – 1 March 2020 (2020-03-01)
Preceded byMichael Britten
Succeeded bySharon Tapscott
Personal details
Born (1982-09-29) 29 September 1982 (age 38)
Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materUniversity of Canberra

Kristy Louise McBain (born 29 September 1982) is an Australian politician.

Personal life[edit]

McBain was born in Traralgon, Victoria.[1] Her family moved to the Bega Valley in the 1990s and ran a small sporting store in Merimbula.[2]

McBain attended Eden Marine High School, before completing a double degree in Law/Communications at the University of Canberra.[3]

McBain met her husband Brad in high school and runs a small plumbing business.[2] They and their three children live in Tura Beach.[3]

Political career[edit]

McBain became a councilor for Bega Valley Shire in September 2012 and became the mayor in September 2016.[4][1]

McBain resigned as mayor and councilor in March 2020 to contest the July 2020 Eden-Monaro by-election for the Labor Party. She won the seat for the party with 50.4% of the two-party-preferred vote and was sworn in as a member of parliament on 24 August 2020.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ms Kristy McBain MP". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Member for Eden-Monaro". Australian Labor Party. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "About Kristy McBain". Kristy McBain MP. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  4. ^ McKnight, Albert (1 May 2020). "Kristy McBain's step to federal politics welcomed; mayoral election planned to replace her". Bega District News. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Federal parliament returns for historic sitting in pandemic; Labor MP Kristy McBain sworn in". Townsville Bulletin. 24 August 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Mike Kelly
Member for Eden-Monaro