Dr Sophie Scamps MP is the Independent Member for the Federal electorate of Mackellar. Sophie
made history at the 2022 election by becoming the first Independent to win the Northern Beaches
seat since it was first formed in 1949.
Sophie won the seat after promising a new way of doing politics, putting the community first and
campaigning on a platform of climate action, integrity, and equality.
Before deciding to stand as an Independent in the 2022 election, Sophie was a practicing GP in
Narrabeen while she also served the community as a doctor in the Emergency Department of Mona
Whilst studying medicine at the University of Sydney and then Oxford University in the UK, Sophie
was an elite athlete. Sophie’s athletics achievements include qualifying for the 1992 Olympics in
800m, while she was also a gold medallist at the World Junior Athletics Championship. Sophie
continues to be involved in athletics to this day.
Sophie is also the founder of Our Blue Dot, a community-led NGO that aims to help individuals and
community groups reduce their impact on the environment.
Sophie, her husband and three children live in Avalon and have called Mackellar home for nearly 25
To find out more about Dr Sophie Scamps MP head to www.sophiescamps.com.au.