Silvia Smith is confirmed dead at the age of 80.
Silvia was best known as a Australian politician.
Silvia Smith
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bass
In office
13 March 1993 – 2 March 1996
Preceded byWarwick Smith
Succeeded byWarwick Smith
Personal details
Born(1939-12-22)22 December 1939
Wivenhoe, Tasmania
Died6 March 2020(2020-03-06) (aged 80)
Melbourne, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Jack Smith
Silvia Joy Smith (22 December 1939 – 6 March 2020) born in Burnie, Tasmania was an Australian politician. She was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996 and a member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1997 to 2003.
She was an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996, representing the electorate of Bass, defeating Liberal incumbent Warwick Smith on Green and Democrats preferences. Smith defeated her in a 1996 rematch as part of the landslide that swept the Keating government from office that year.
In 1997, she ran for and was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council electorate of Windermere as an Independent Labor candidate. She served for one six-year term before being defeated by conservative independent Ivan Dean, at the 2003 periodic elections.
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