Jerome Laxale MP was elected as the Member for Bennelong in 2022. Having served in local Government for 10 years, including 5 as Mayor of the City of Ryde, Jerome has long been a passionate advocate for his local community.
Jerome is an experienced City Mayor, Councillor, Board Director and Business Consultant offering over 15 years of leadership experience within the private sector and government, including board advisory roles and business administration.
He has been an enthusiastic and accessible elected official in his 10 years in public life. Jerome has prioritised community infrastructure renewal, a local and national response to climate change and has been a champion for the delivery of affordable housing in is local and federal roles.
Jerome has lived in Bennelong for over 15 years. He and his partner live in North Ryde and raise a family together as active members of their local community.
Bennelong is a federal electorate district that represents a diverse society that has it all. There’s so much to love about Bennelong – including the parks, the schools, and most of all an amazing community.
I am incredibly proud to represent an electorate which is among the most multicultural in this country. Together we can continue to transform Bennelong helping our oldest, newest & youngest Australians.
Bennelong covers 60 km2 of the Northern Sydney region, including all of the local government areas of Ryde and parts of Hornsby and Parramatta.
It includes the suburbs of Denistone, Denistone East, Denistone West, East Ryde, Eastwood, Epping, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, North Epping, North Ryde, Putney, Ryde, Tennyson Point and West Ryde; as well as parts of Beecroft, Carlingford, Chatswood West, Dundas, Ermington and Gladesville.