Allen Blanchard

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Allen Blanchard
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moore
In office
5 March 1983 – 24 March 1990
Preceded by John Hyde
Succeeded by Paul Filing
Personal details
Born (1929-04-17)17 April 1929
London, England
Died 25 October 2008(2008-10-25) (aged 79)[1]
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of London
Occupation Criminologist

Cecil Allen Blanchard (17 April 1929 – 25 October 2008) is a former Australian federal politician.


Born in London, England, he migrated to Australia where he was educated at the Western Australian Institute of Technology; he subsequently returned to England for tertiary education at the University of London and later became a social worker and criminologist, and then as a training and staff development officer.

In 1983, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for the Division of Moore, defeating sitting Liberal member John Hyde. He held the seat until 1990, when a redistribution made his seat marginally Liberal. He opted to run for reelection, and was defeated by Liberal Paul Filing on a swing of six percent.[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Hyde
Member for Moore
Succeeded by
Paul Filing