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To the upcoming Wentworth by-election, former Liberal leader, John Hewson describes it as a unique opportunity for a ‘protest vote.’
And he also said that it should be a referendum on climate policy. From 1987 to 1995, John Hewson held Wentworth but now he urges the voters in the blue ribbon Liberal to register a protest vote.
John Hewson told them to do so because of the government’s inaction to tackle the climate change. The former Liberal leader repeatedly emphasized upon the seat to be “ripe for a protest vote.”
John Hewson said,
“Whoever wins this byelection is only going to hold the seat for a few months, maybe to May next year, when there would be a general election when people have a chance to vote again,”
“So they could register a very strong protest vote in this byelection and then vote according to the responses from the major parties by the time of the next general election.”
Well, it depends on the time what will be the government’s response towards the former Liberal leader’s “protest vote”. But now let’s focus on his personal life. So, how old is John Hewson? Is John Hewson still married?
Explore the tiniest bit of information on his private life including John Hewson age, height, and married life with wife. Also, peek into John Hewson wiki-like bio and net worth.
Is John Hewson married? Who is John Hewson wife?
The former politician, John Hewson is living a blissful married life with his wife and five children till now. He married his third wife Jessica Wilson, a publicist, in the year 2007.
As of 2010, John Hewson family resides in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. With his third wife, he shares one child named Amelia. Hewson proudly describes his third wife as having “the most refined social conscience of anyone I know.”
Before Jessica Wilson, John Hewson married his second wife Carolyn Somerville in the year 1988. News media described her as “a formidable figure in investment banking.” Unfortunately, their relationship ended with a divorce in 2004.
The two share a daughter named Suzannah. While trying to conceive a child after spending eight years together, his second wife had a miscarriage at 20 weeks in 1993. Hewson said,
“I was with her when the doctor was doing the ultrasound. The nurse said, ‘This baby is no longer alive.’ I said to Carolyn after that, ‘We’ll try and create a more stress-free environment.’ “
Previously, John Hewson married his first wife Margaret Deaves in 1967 with whom he shares three children- Tim, Micah & Rachel. However, the pair divorced in 1985.
John Hewson Wiki Bio
Former Australian politician, John Robert Hewson was born on 28 October 1946, in Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales. Currently, John Hewson age is 71 and stands at a tall height of 1.8m.
As for his parents, his mother, Eileen Isabella, was from England and moved to Australia when she was six years old. Whereas, his father, Donald Hewson, worked as a fitter and turner. He is the eldest among his four siblings.
John Hewson parents lived with his paternal grandmother in Carlton where he grew up. Apart from that, Hewson went to Carlton Primary School and Beverly Hills North Primary School. In 1963, he left the school to attend Kogarah High School.
In 1967, Hewson attended the University of Sydney where he completed a Bachelor of Economics degree.
John Hewson net worth
John Hewson worked for the Reserve Bank of Australia as an economist, the Fraser Government as an economic advisor, and as a director of the Macquarie Bank before entering into politics.
At the 1987 election, he fell under the election to the House of Representatives. Serving under Andrew Peacock, and John Howard, the following year, Hewson was appointed to the shadow cabinet.
John Hewson also famous for the ‘birthday cake interview‘ with reporter Mike Willesee in Australia. At that time on live television, he was unable to explain one of his key tax policies which later on contributed to his failure to win the election.
In 2018, former Liberal leader, John Hewson net worth is $10 Million.
John Hewson age, birthday, height weight, nationality, ethnicity
|Full Name||John Robert Hewson|
|Born||28 October 1946|
|Birthplace||Carlton, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age||71 years old|
|Profession||Financier, Businessman, Politician|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|