Allison Ritchie was the Labor Party representative in the Tasmanian Legislative Council seat of Pembroke, on Hobart's eastern shore, between 2001 and June 20 2009. She resigned in the midst of controversy over the appointment of family members to her staff.
Ritchie was elected on 5 May 2001 at age 26; she was the youngest person ever to be elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council. She was re-elected at the 2007 election. Ritchie grew up in the Hobart eastern suburbs attending Mornington Primary School, Warrane High School, Clarence High School, Rosny College and the University of Tasmania. Joining the Australian Labor Party at age 14. As an active member of the Labor party she worked in the state branch as an administrative officer from 1996 until her election.
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