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Greg Wilton, Member for Isaacs, Found Dead

The Federal Labor member for Isaacs, Greg Wilton, was found dead in his car today in Tea Tree Road, Labertouche, southeast of Melbourne.

Greg WiltonWilton had represented the suburban electorate in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs since 1996.

In a statement released today, Opposition Leader Kim Beazley said:

“I was very saddened to learn today of the death of Greg Wilton, the Federal Labor member for Isaacs.

“Greg was a young man of ability, with much to live for and much to contribute. It is a matter of immense distress to all Greg Wilton’s friends and colleagues in the Labor Party that this tragedy has occurred; that this life should have ended in such sadness.

I extend my heartfelt condolences to the Wilton family.”

A by-election in Isaacs will have to be held in the coming months, most likely in late July or early August, allowing a new member to be sworn in for the Spring session of Parliament.

Wilton’s parliamentary web-site was removed today.

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