Electoral district of Sussex

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Sussex
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1890–1950

Sussex was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1950.

The district was based in south-western Western Australia, including areas such as Busselton and Margaret River, and was named for the Sussex land district which formed its original boundaries. It was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 state election. From 1904 to 1917, the district's representative was Frank Wilson, who served as Premier of Western Australia from 1910 to 1911 and again from 1916 to 1917.

Sussex was abolished at the 1950 state election. Its last member, Stewart Bovell of the Liberal Party, transferred to the new seat of Vasse.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Joseph Cookworthy 1890–1897
  Ernest Locke Ministerial 1897–1901
  Henry Yelverton Ministerial 1901–1904
  Frank Wilson Independent 1904–1905
  Ministerial 1905–1911
  Liberal (WA) 1911–1917
  Independent 1917
  William Pickering Country 1917–1923
  Country (ECP) 1923–1924
  George Barnard Nationalist 1924–1933
  Edmund Brockman Nationalist 1933–1938
  William Willmott Nationalist 1938–1945
  Liberal 1945–1947
  Stewart Bovell Liberal 1947–1949
  Liberal Country League 1949–1950