Ian Tuxworth

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Ian Tuxworth
2nd Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
In office
17 October 1984 – 10 May 1986
Deputy Nick Dondas
Preceded by Paul Everingham
Succeeded by Stephen Hatton
Personal details
Born Ian Lindsay Tuxworth
(1942-06-18) 18 June 1942 (age 72)
Nationality Australian
Political party NT Nationals
Other political
Country Liberal Party

Ian Lindsay Tuxworth (born 18 June 1942) is an Australian politician, who was Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia from 17 October 1984 until he resigned on 10 May 1986.[1] He then resigned from the Country Liberal Party and formed the NT Nationals Party.[1]

At the 1987 election he was elected as an NT Nationals member in his seat of Barkly by a margin of 19 votes. His victory was annulled by the Court of Disputed Returns after a successful challenge from losing independent candidate Maggie Hickey. On 5 September 1987, he won a by-election, again defeating Hickey, who was now representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP).[2] After a redistribution turned Barkly into a nominally Labor-held seat, Tuxworth stood unsuccessfully in the seat of Goyder in the 1990 election.[3]

Tuxworth and Jodeen Carney are the only CLP leaders who have never led the party to an election.

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
New assembly Member for Barkly
Succeeded by
Maggie Hickey
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Everingham
Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Stephen Hatton
Party political offices
Preceded by
Paul Everingham
Leader of the Country Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Stephen Hatton


  1. ^ a b "Premiers Past". ABC Radio National. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  2. ^ Antony Green (14 August 2008). "Barkly". 2008 Northern Territory Election. ABC News. Retrieved 2010-01-23. 
  3. ^ Alex Nelson (6 April 2005). "What Future for Baritling After the Next Election?". Alice Springs News. Retrieved 2010-01-23.