An Australian politician by the name of Sophie Scamps recently won the seat of Mackellar on Sydney’s northern beaches as an independent candidate.
Sophie Scamps snared 53.9 per cent of the vote as of 9pm on Saturday, stunning rival Falinski, who has represented the seat since 2016.
As a result of her victory, many people have been searching for her on the web to find out more about her – ghlinks.com.gh brings you everything you need to know about her.
Who is Sophie Scamps?
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Sophie Scamps is an Australian doctor and a politician who have lived and worked on the Northern Beaches for 22 years.
She is also an Australian athletics record holder and became a gold medallist at the World Junior Championships in the 4x400m.
Sophie Scamps, after serving the community in the Emergency Department of Mona Vale Hospital and then practising as a GP in Narrabeen until November 2021, decided to run for parliament as the Independent for Mackellar.
She studied medicine at Sydney University where she attained her medical degree.
Later, she gained a Masters with Honours at the College of Surgeons in Dublin, before her Oxford education where she gained a Masters of Science.
She followed this with a Masters of Public Health from the University of NSW which she completed in 2010.
Dr Sophie also has diplomas in sexual reproductive health and skin cancer management
In 2019, she founded Our Blue Dot, a community-led non-profit organisation aimed at empowering the local community to reduce our waste and emissions, successfully supporting the installation of solar panels on Avalon Surf Club.
She was a founding member of Voices of Mackellar in 2020, a non-partisan community organisation set up to engage people in their democracy.
In 2021,Sophie Scamps founded Mackellar Rising with my friend Anyo Geddes with the express intention of building a movement to support an independent candidate for Mackellar.
She is married to a former rugby player.
They both have 3 children together.