Ken McElligott

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Ken McElligott
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Townsville
In office
22 October 1983 – 1 November 1986
Preceded by Norman Scott-Young
Succeeded by Tony Burreket
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Thuringowa
In office
1 November 1986 – 13 June 1998
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Ken Turner
Personal details
Born Kenneth Victor McElligott
(1940-02-14) 14 February 1940 (age 77)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Administrative Officer

Kenneth Victor "Ken" McElligott (born 14 February 1940) is a former Australian politician.

He was born in Maryborough. After working as an administrative officer at James Cook University, he was elected to Townsville City Council in 1976. A member of the Labor Party, he became Deputy Mayor in 1980. He held these positions until 1983, when he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Townsville, transferring to the new seat of Thuringowa in 1986. Immediately after his election he was appointed Opposition Spokesman on Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs, shifting to Health in 1985, to Regional and Northern Development and Small Business in 1987, and to Local Government and Small Business in 1988. With the election of the Goss government in 1989 he became Minister for Health, serving until 1991. He returned to the front bench in 1995 as the Minister for Lands, serving until the government's defeat on the floor of the Assembly in 1996. McElligott was defeated in 1998 by One Nation candidate Ken Turner.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Norman Scott-Young
Member for Townsville
Succeeded by
Tony Burreket
New seat Member for Thuringowa
Succeeded by
Ken Turner