Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)

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The Leader of the Opposition in Victoria is the leader of the largest political party in parliament but not in government. He or she is always a member of the Legislative Assembly. Since 3 December 2010, the Leader of the Opposition in Victoria has been Daniel Andrews, leader of the Victorian branch of the Australian Labor Party. He replaced Ted Baillieu, who had been opposition leader since 8 May 2006 and became Premier of Victoria following the 2010 state election.

List of Leaders of the Opposition in Victoria[edit]

This is an incomplete list of Leaders of the Opposition in Victoria.[1]

Name Party Period in office
George Elmslie[2] Labor 17 September 1913 – 18 June 1918
George Prendergast[3] Labor 18 June 1918 – 14 April 1926
Edmond Hogan[4] Labor 14 April 1926 – 20 May 1927
Sir William McPherson Nationalist 20 May 1927 – 22 November 1928
Edmond Hogan Labor 22 November 1928 – 12 December 1929
Sir William McPherson Nationalist 12 December 1929 – 3 September 1930
Sir Stanley Argyle Nationalist/UAP 3 September 1930 – 19 May 1932
Tom Tunnecliffe Labor 13 July 1932 – 2 April 1935
Sir Stanley Argyle UAP 2 April 1935 – 23 November 1940
Thomas Hollway UAP 23 November 1940 – 14 September 1943
Albert Dunstan Country 14 September 1943 – 18 September 1943
John Cain Labor 18 September 1943 – 21 November 1945
Thomas Hollway Liberal/Liberal and Country 21 November 1945 – 20 November 1947
John Cain Labor 20 November 1947 – 5 December 1951
Les Norman Liberal and Country 5 December 1951 – 23 July 1952
John Cain Labor 23 July 1952 – 17 December 1952
Trevor Oldham Liberal and Country 17 December 1952 – 2 May 1953
Henry Bolte Liberal and Country 3 June 1953 – 7 June 1955
John Cain Labor 8 June 1955 – 9 August 1957
Ernie Shepherd Labor 9 August 1957 – 12 September 1958
Clive Stoneham Labor 1958 – 15 May 1967 [5]
Clyde Holding Labor 15 May 1967 – 29 June 1977
Frank Wilkes Labor 29 June 1977 – 9 September 1981 [5]
John Cain II Labor 9 September 1981 – 8 April 1982
Lindsay Thompson Liberal 8 April 1982 – 5 November 1982
Jeff Kennett Liberal 5 November 1982 – 23 May 1989
Alan Brown Liberal 23 May 1989 – 23 April 1991
Jeff Kennett Liberal 23 April 1991 – 6 October 1992
Joan Kirner Labor 6 October 1992 – March 1993
Jim Kennan Labor March 1993 – June 1993
John Brumby[1] Labor June 1993 – 22 March 1999
Steve Bracks[1] Labor 22 March 1999 – 19 October 1999
Jeff Kennett[1] Liberal 19 October 1999 – 26 October 1999
Denis Napthine[1] Liberal 26 October 1999 – 20 August 2002
Robert Doyle[6] Liberal 20 August 2002 – 8 May 2006
Ted Baillieu Liberal 8 May 2006 – 2 December 2010
Daniel Andrews Labor 3 December 2010 – present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Victorian Parliament Chronology, Government of Victoria (Australia).
  2. ^ "VICTORIAN POLITICS.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 18 September 1913. p. 15. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "VICTORIA'S NEW LABOUR LEADER.". The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (TAS : 1899-1919) (TAS: National Library of Australia). 19 June 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "VICTORIAN LABOR PARTY.". The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889-1931) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 15 April 1926. p. 16. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  5. ^ a b http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=daspAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1OYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3196,4816486&dq=clive+holding+alp&hl=en
  6. ^ Victorian Liberals vote in new leader, The 7.30 Report, (ABC), 20 August 2002.