Chris Tallentire MLA was elected to the Western Australian Parliament as Member for Gosnells in September 2008. Chris lives in Thornlie and is a busy local representative, holding regular street corner meetings and getting things done. Chris’s local office is next to the Westpac Bank on Spencer Road in Thornlie.
Prior to entering Parliament, Chris was Director of the Conservation Council of WA where he led the Council's environmental campaigning, policy development and community engagement. From 2002 to 2004 Chris ran the Conservation Council's energy efficiency programme, which was designed to help householders reduce their energy bills, while also reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
Chris was born in the north of England, migrating to Western Australia as a five-year-old in 1969. He did all his schooling in Perth, and then in 1983 set off for Europe, where he worked mostly in the hospitality sector in Paris. He is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Youth; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science.
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