Coogee MP Marjorie O’Neill ‘humbled’ by re-election

The Labor MP convincingly defeated Liberal candidate Dr Kylie von Muenster to retain her seat.

Coogee MP Dr Marjorie O'Neill. Photo: Giselle Haber
Coogee MP Dr Marjorie O'Neill. Photo: Giselle Haber

Dr Marjorie O’Neill told The AJN she is “humbled” to return as Coogee Labor MP after she convincingly defeated Liberal candidate Dr Kylie von Muenster.

O’Neill is already a familiar face in the community, having served as the Coogee MP since 2019 and she is looking forward to continuing to work in her electorate.

“I am incredibly humbled to be re-elected as the Member for Coogee,” O’Neill said.

“It is a huge honour and responsibility, and I am committed to working for our community every day.”

O’Neill’s commanding victory reflected Labor’s overall dominance in the election and O’Neill said she is looking forward to being part of a Labor government, though for now that doesn’t involve any ministerial ambitions.

“Right now I am just focused on addressing the needs of our community and delivering for the people of the eastern suburbs,” she said.

“The result on the weekend shows that the people of NSW agree with Labor’s vision for our state and that we must prioritise our key essential services. I look forward to being a part of this team, delivering for our community.”

Before the election O’Neill identified safety and security as a concern for the Jewish community, and she is committed to stamping out antisemitism.

“The increased rates of antisemitism are alarming and the NSW government has a responsibility to ensure the Jewish community is safe, while also doing whatever we can to eliminate antisemitism and hate of all kinds,” she said.

“We also all have a universal right to ensure our families and kids feel safe at school, and I’ll always advocate to make sure school safety is a high priority.”

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