First Leake Ministry
The First Leake Ministry was the third Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Premier George Leake, who had hitherto been the Leader of the Opposition. It succeeded the Throssell Ministry on 27 May 1901 after George Throssell's resignation as premier following the inconclusive result of the April 1901 state election.
On Saturday 9 November 1901 at shortly before 5:00am, a vote of no confidence in the Ministry passed by 24 votes to 22. Leake advised the Governor to dissolve Parliament, but the request was declined and on 12 November, Leake advised the Legislative Assembly that as soon as the Supply Bill had passed a third reading, his government would resign.
The members of the First Leake Ministry were:
|Minister for Works||Walter Kingsmill|
|Minister for Lands||Charles Sommers|
|Commissioner of Railways||Joseph Holmes|
|Minister for Mines||Henry Gregory|
|Minister without portfolio
(from 28 June 1901)
- Black, David and Bolton, Geoffrey (2001). Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930 (Revised Edition ed.). Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140.
- de Garis, Brian (1991). "Self-Government and Political Parties". In Black, David (ed.). The House on the Hill: A History of the Parliament of Western Australia 1832–1990. Perth, Western Australia: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0-7309-3983-9.
- Hansard, 1901, p.2160-1, 2168
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