Deputy Premier of Western Australia

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Deputy Premier of Western Australia
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Coat of arms of Western Australia
Incumbent
Kim Hames
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Western Australia
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Formation 7 December 1955
First holder John Tonkin

The Deputy Premier of Western Australia is a role in the Government of Western Australia assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Western Australia. It has second ranking behind the Premier of Western Australia in Cabinet, and its holder serves as Acting Premier during absence or incapacity of the Premier. The role was only formally established on 7 December 1955, but had existed in practice since the earliest days of responsible government.

List of Deputy Premiers of Western Australia[edit]

Name Party Term Start Term End
William Angwin Labor 16 April 1924 30 April 1927
John Willcock Labor 30 April 1927 23 April 1930
Charles Latham Country 23 April 1930 24 April 1933
Alick McCallum Labor 24 April 1933 16 March 1935
John Willcock Labor 16 March 1935 20 August 1936
Michael Troy Labor 27 August 1936 21 April 1939
Harry Millington Labor 21 April 1939 9 December 1943
Frank Wise Labor 9 December 1943 31 July 1945
Albert Hawke Labor 31 July 1945 1 April 1947
Arthur Watts Country 1 April 1947 23 February 1953
John Tonkin Labor 23 February 1953 2 April 1959
Arthur Watts Country 2 April 1959 31 January 1962
Crawford Nalder Country 1 February 1962 3 March 1971
Herb Graham Labor 3 March 1971 30 May 1973
Alexander Taylor Labor 30 May 1973 8 April 1974
Ray McPharlin National Country 8 April 1974 20 May 1975
Des O'Neil Liberal 5 June 1975 5 March 1980
Ray O'Connor Liberal 5 March 1980 25 January 1982
Cyril Rushton Liberal 25 January 1982 25 February 1983
Mal Bryce Labor 25 February 1983 25 February 1988
David Parker Labor 25 February 1988 13 February 1990
Ian Taylor Labor 13 February 1990 16 February 1993
Hendy Cowan National 16 February 1993 16 February 2001
Eric Ripper Labor 16 February 2001 23 September 2008
Kim Hames Liberal 23 September 2008 Present

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