Tim Crakanthorp, MP
NSW Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE, and Shadow Minister for Tertiary Education
Tim has represented Newcastle in the NSW Parliament since 2014, first standing in a by-election and re-elected in 2015 and 2019. In 2021 he was elevated to the Shadow Ministry, taking on the portfolios of TAFE, Skills and Education.
Before he was elected Tim worked in disability care, mine safety and adult and community education, including as a clerk at WEA Sydney and teaching a course at Macarthur Community College. He also served on Newcastle council for eight years and has held positions on the boards of Northern Settlement Services and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
Tim grew up in Moruya with his two brothers and parents, who were both public school teachers. He first came to Newcastle for university and fell in love with city, later marrying a local and now raising four kids.
When not working you’re most likely to find Tim on a surfboard, being a soccer dad, or getting out and about in the city.