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.”

Our candidates
Ken Canning
Ken Canning

I am a First Nations activist, poet and playwright from the Kunja Clan of the Bidjara Peoples of south-west Queensland.

Susan Price
Susan Price

I have been an active unionist for more than 20 years and joined my first union as a high school student.

Sharlene Leroy-Dyer
Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

I am a descendant of the Guringai, Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Dharug peoples of NSW. I have a PhD in Management from the University of Newcastle where I am a full-time staff member.

Howard Byrnes
Howard Byrnes

I am a crane operator and I have worked in the building industry for three decades.

Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle

I have been a socialist activist since the early 1970s, after I radicalised around war, race and class issues after my family migrated to Australia from Malaysia.

Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins

I live and work as a nurse in Fremantle. I am actively involved in the campaign against the Perth Freight Link project and anti-racism campaigns.

Kamala Emanuel
Kamala Emanuel

Kamala Emanuel is a women’s health doctor and a mother. She is a passionate feminist who campaigns for abortion rights and against violence against women.

Zane Alcorn
Zane Alcorn

I am a construction worker and climate campaigner in the seat of Wills.

Séamus Doherty
Seamus Doherty

Séamus Doherty was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and emigrated to Australia as a plumber in 1974.

Sue Bull
Sue Bull

As a health and safety trainer in the construction sector, I have seen enormous numbers of blue-collar and white-collar jobs destroyed in Geelong in the past 10 years.

Farida Iqbal
Farida Iqbal

Farida Iqbal is active in the campaign to save the Safe Schools program. She is an active campaigner for equal marriage rights and has been involved in the Queer movement since 2003.