John Grant

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Who is John Grant?

John Bramwell Grant is an Australian politician. He has been a Liberal National Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland since 2012, representing the electorate of Springwood. He defeated four-term Labor MLA Barbara Stone at the 2012 state election.

Grant was born in Brisbane, and operated his own building design and drafting company before entering politics. He was elected to the Logan City council in 1997, and was deputy mayor from 2004 to 2008. He was narrowly defeated at the 2008 council elections by Aidan McLindon, but regained his council seat in 2009 upon McLindon's election to parliament. He contested Woodridge as an independent at the 2001 state election, polling 10.9% of the vote.

Grant joined the Liberal National Party in October 2010, citing dissatisfaction with the Labor government's water policy. He subsequently won LNP preselection to contest the state seat of Springwood, held by Labor MLA Barbara Stone, at the 2012 state election. The seat had changed parties with each change of government since its inception in 1986. He went on to win the seat with a swing of over 15% as part of the LNP's landslide victory. Grant was appointed to the Transport, Housing and Local Government Committee upon his election.

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on July 23, 2013

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