Natalie Suleyman MP was first elected to the Victorian Parliament in 2014, as the representative for the new electorate of St Albans in Melbourne’s West and is a proud member of the Andrews Labor Government.
The district Natalie represent includes the suburbs of Ardeer, Albion, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Kealba, St Albans and Keilor Downs. St Albans is one of the most multicultural areas in Victoria, something Natalie is very proud to be part of and passionately advocate for.
Natalie was born and raised in Melbourne’s West and is the daughter of migrants. Her parents moved from Cyprus to Australia in the 1970s and she is proud to be the first person of Turkish-Cypriot decent to be elected to the Victorian Parliament.
In 2019, Ms Suleyman was appointed the Chair of the Victorian Legislative Assembly Legal and Social Issues Committee. Natalie is also the Co-Convenor of the Victorian Parliamentary Friends of Poland and the Secretary of the Victorian Parliamentary Friends of Turkey.
In 2018, Ms Suleyman was honoured to be a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, which was presented by the President of the Republic of Poland.
Previously, Ms Suleyman served as a local Councillor at Brimbank City Council, including three terms as Mayor. She was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Service – Mayor Emeritus by the MAV and received the Victorian Multicultural Award for Excellence – Local Government.