Séamus Doherty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia as a plumber in 1974. He has had a number of roles in the union movement and was blacklisted by the bosses for his fierce defence of safety standards and workers’ rights. He is immediate past-president of the Plumbers’ Union and remains a passionate unionist.
He has actively supported Nyoongar sovereignty, including the Nyoongar Tent Embassy and the Matagarup Refugee Camp. He played an instrumental role in the establishment of Solidarity Park as part of the Workers’ Embassy that helped defeat the Court Government’s attacks on workers’
rights. He is a human rights activist and was an organiser of the CHOGM protest in 2011.
He is a supporter of Celtic Football club and played Gaelic football for ten years at Finbars. “I am running to help the poor, the marginalised and the underprivileged.”