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Luke Foley Biography – Luke Foley Wiki
Luke Foley full name Luke Aquinas Foley, is an Australian politician. He was born on 27 July 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.
Luke joined the Labor Party in 1988 and entered the Legislative Council of NSW in 2010 where he served as Leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council. During his time in the NSW Legislative Council Luke served in the shadow portfolios of Special Minister of State 2011; Water 2011-12; Energy 2011-12; Planning 2012-2015 and the Environment and Climate Change 2011-2015.
In 2015, Luke was elected Leader of the NSW Labor Party. In the same year, Luke was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the member for Auburn. He is also the Shadow Minister for Western Sydney.
Prior to entering Parliament Luke worked as a telemarketer for the Guide Dog Association of NSW and an organiser for the Australian Services Union of NSW. Luke then went on to serve as Secretary of the Australian Services Union of NSW from 2000 to 2003 before becoming Assistant General Secretary of the Australian Labor Party (NSW Branch) from 2003 to 2010.
He is a member of the Summer Hill Seniors Cricket Club, a member of the Sydney Cricket Ground since 1992, and an executive member of the Victor Trumper Society. Luke is also a loyal supporter of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Club.
Luke’s other community activities include:
- Member of the Friends of the Botanic Gardens
- Executive Member of the Victor Trumper Society
- Member of the Australian Services Union
- Member of the Australian Fabian Society
- Member of the Evatt Foundation
Luke Foley Age
He was born on 27 July 1970 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Luke Foley Wife
He is married to Edel McKenna. They have three daughters.
Luke Foley Children
Foley and his wife Edel McKenna have three children; Aoife, Niamh and Patrick.
Luke Foley Family
Luke grew up in Sydney with his mum and sister.
Luke Foley Net Worth
He has an estimated Net Worth of $ 1.4 Million.
Luke Foley Resignation
Luke Foley resigned as leader of the New South Wales Labor party on 8 November 2018 over Ashleigh Raper‘s allegations that he put his hands in her underwear at a Christmas party in November 2016.
ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper released a statement outlining her version of events. The statement read:
“In November 2016 I attended an official Christmas function at New South Wales Parliament House for state political reporters, politicians and their staff.
“This is what happened on that night. The party moved from Parliament House to Martin Place Bar after a number of hours. Later in the evening, Luke Foley approached a group of people, including me, to say goodnight.
“He stood next to me. He put his hand through a gap in the back of my dress and inside my underpants. He rested his hand on my buttocks. I completely froze.”
In a brief statement to the media, Foley insisted the allegations are false and said he planned to sue for defamation.
“I can’t fight to clear my name and fight an election at the same time. It’s just not possible. Therefore, I am resigning as leader of the Labor Party effective today.”
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