Lisa Baker was born in Perth and grew up living in what was then semi-rural Darlington in Perth's eastern hills region and attended the local Helena Primary School.
Lisa is Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. Before entering Parliament she was Executive Director of the Western Australian Council of Social Services (WACOSS), worked in an executive position for the Ministry of Justice, was employed by several UN agencies, and served as a councillor on the Mundaring Shire Council.
As the representative for the electorate of Maylands in the State Parliament, Lisa is an advocate for improved public transport services for local village hubs and for increased supports for local businesses and jobs in her electorate.
Contact details and Speeches
Maylands Electorate Map
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Statistical Profile of the Maylands Electorate
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* More Statistics for Maylands Electorate
About the Maylands Electorate
Number of Electors: 25,851 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: The suburb of Maylands was developed in the 1890s around the railway line built through the area in the 1880s. The origin of the name is uncertain, but two possibilities have been suggested. One possible origin is that the name relates to the purchase of the land in the month of May by Mr E.W. Hamer, the other origin is that it was named by Mr Mephan Ferguson after his daughter, May. Ferguson ran an early business in the area.
(Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places. )
Suburbs/Towns: Bayswater*, Bedford, Embleton*, Inglewood*, Maylands* and Morley*.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Bayswater Primary School
Durham Road School
Embleton Primary School
Hillcrest Primary School
Inglewood Primary School
John Forrest Secondary College
Maylands Peninsula Primary School
Kids Open Learning School
St Columba's School
Chisholm Catholic College
St Peter's Primary School
* Election analysis
Successive Members for the Maylands District
Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1929
b = by-election