The Member for Wyong, Mr David Harris, and the Member for The Entrance, Mr David Mehan, said it was with great sadness that they had been informed of the passing of Mr Grant McBride on the night of Monday, February 11.
“Mr McBride had been battling Alzheimer’s for the last couple of years and passed away peacefully with his family at his side”, the joint statement from Mr Harris and Mr Mehan said. “Grant was elected as the Member for The Entrance in a 1992 byelection and held the seat until he retired in 2011. “He held several positions in the Parliament and the Government, including Assistant Speaker, Minister for the Central Coast, and Minister for Gaming and Racing. “Grant was a great mentor, colleague and friend, he will be dearly missed,” Mr Harris said.
“Grant taught me how to be a good local member and to focus on the issues that are important to the community, and never to be afraid to stand up for the Central Coast,” he said. Mr Mehan said: “Grant was a great advocate for his constituents and the wider Central Coast community. “He made a lasting contribution to the development of our region. “Grant will be sorely missed”
Source: Media release, Feb 13 Peyton Roberts, office of David Mehan and David Harris