Kim Wilkie

Kim Wilkie (born 3 June 1959), Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to December 2007, representing the Electoral Division of Swan, Western Australia. He was born in Perth, Western Australia, and was a Youth Employment Placement Officer, prison officer and farmer before entering politics. He was a member of South Perth City Council 1993-98.

On 13 August 2007, Wilkie was ordered to leave the debating chamber by the Speaker David Hawker for heckling Deputy Liberal leader and Treasurer Peter Costello.

In the 2007 Federal Election a slight swing of 0.19% towards the Liberal Party meant Wilkie became the only incumbent Labor member to lose his seat (in Cowan, the only other seat Labor lost in the 2007 election, incumbent Graham Edwards did not contest the seat as he retired from federal politics at that time), defeated by Liberal candidate Steve Irons with a margin of 0.11%.