Elected to the House of Representatives for McPherson, Queensland, 1990, 1993 and 1996. Contested election to the Senate for Queensland 1998. Defeated.
House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 16.5.90 to 4.6.97; Long Term Strategies from 1.6.90 to 21.6.91; Community Affairs from 14.9.92 to 8.2.93; Banking, Finance and Public Administration from 12.5.93 to 29.1.96.
Joint Statutory: National Crime Authority from 31.5.96 (Chair from 31.5.96) to 14.5.98.
Joint: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18.6.96 to 3.6.98.
Conferences, Delegations and Visits
Member, Parliamentary Delegation to India, Nepal and Bangladesh, November-December 1993.
Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to OECD (Paris), Kenya, Ethiopia and Eritrea, June-July 1996.
Parliamentary Party Positions
Deputy Opposition Whip from 2.6.94 to 19.10.94.
Member, Liberal Party (NSW) 1973-76.
President, Liberal Party Collaroy Branch (NSW).
NSW State Council Delegate.
Member, Liberal Party (Qld) 1987-98.
Treasurer, Liberal Party, Runaway Bay/Paradise Point Branch 1988-89.
Secretary, Parliamentary Christian Fellowship 1992-96.
Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament
BEc (Syd), DipEd (Sydney CAE), FCPA.
National Director, Shopping Centre Tenants' Association of Australia.
TAFE teacher, School of Business, Sydney Technical College.
Retail chain store executive.
Local Government Service
Councillor, Warringah Shire Council 1977-85 (two terms as Deputy President).
John Bradford, born in Sydney in 1946, was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia from 1973-1998. He served as the Federal Member for McPherson in Queensland from 1990 to 1998, and served on a number of Parliamentary committees, including the Joint Statutory Committee on the National Crime Authority, of which he was chairman from 1996-1998. In 1998, he resigned from the Liberal Party and continued to sit in Parliament as a member of the Christian Democratic Party, until he was defeated in the 1998 Federal Election. In 1999, he embarked on 5 years of missionary service with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. He went on to become Mission Development Director for The Bible Society in Australia (Queensland).
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)Wednesday 15 November 1950 p 36 Family Notices
... John Downton, loved 'mother of Mary (deceased). Walter, Ivy, Ethel, and Charles, aged 82 years. DUDGEON ... loved wife of WalterJohn Pitty, dear mother of Bert and Allan, loved grandmother of Jean, Portia (Mrs ...
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)Thursday 31 March 1949 p 18 Family Notices
... Milton John and Darell Anthony. BRADFORD, Frederick John William —March 30, 1949 (suddenly), at Auburn ... Raglan Street Mosman This Thursday BRADFORD -The Rclattvcs and Friends or the late FREDERICK JOHN WILLIAM ...