Deputy Premier of Western Australia

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Deputy Premier of Western Australia
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Incumbent
Liza Harvey

since 16 February 2016
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of Western Australia
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Formation 7 December 1955
First holder John Tonkin

The Deputy Premier of Western Australia is a role in the Government of Western Australia assigned to a responsible Minister in the Australian state of Western Australia. It has second ranking behind the Premier of Western Australia in Cabinet, and its holder serves as Acting Premier during absence or incapacity of the Premier. The role was only formally established on 7 December 1955, but had existed in practice since the earliest days of responsible government.

List of Deputy Premiers of Western Australia[edit]

Name Party Term Start Term End
John Tonkin Labor 7 December 1955 2 April 1959
Arthur Watts Country 2 April 1959 31 January 1962
Crawford Nalder Country 1 February 1962 3 March 1971
Herb Graham Labor 3 March 1971 30 May 1973
Don Taylor Labor 30 May 1973 8 April 1974
Ray McPharlin National Country 8 April 1974 20 May 1975
Des O'Neil Liberal 5 June 1975 5 March 1980
Ray O'Connor Liberal 5 March 1980 25 January 1982
Cyril Rushton Liberal 25 January 1982 25 February 1983
Mal Bryce Labor 25 February 1983 25 February 1988
David Parker Labor 25 February 1988 13 February 1990
Ian Taylor Labor 13 February 1990 16 February 1993
Hendy Cowan National 16 February 1993 16 February 2001
Eric Ripper Labor 16 February 2001 23 September 2008
Kim Hames Liberal 23 September 2008 16 February 2016
Liza Harvey Liberal 16 February 2016

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