Ayor Makur Chuot was elected to the Legislative Council of the 41st Parliament of Western Australia for the North Metropolitan Region in May 2021.

She is WA’s first MP of African descent and the first person from a South Sudanese background to occupy a seat in any Parliament in Australia.

Prior to politics, Ayor was a patient care assistant, interpreter, international model, modelling agent, restaurateur, and accountant.

Ayor has three children and is passionate about health, education, and jobs; women’s interests, families, and multiculturalism.

She is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People and a member of the Ministerial Multicultural Advisory Council.

And a member of three Parliamentary groups – Refugees, Africa and Fashion.

In 2023, Ayor was presented with the One Young World Politician of the Year Award for making positive changes in her community.