Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)

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Leader of the Opposition
Incumbent
Michael O'Brien

since 6 December 2018
Term lengthWhile leader of the largest political party not in government
Inaugural holderGeorge Prendergast
Formation1904
DeputyPeter Walsh

The Leader of the Opposition in Victoria is the leader of the largest political party in parliament but not in government. They are always a member of the Legislative Assembly. The current Opposition Leader is Michael O'Brien of the Liberal Party. He was elected Liberal leader on 6 December 2018, replacing Matthew Guy who resigned after losing the 2018 Victorian state election.[1]

List of Leaders of the Opposition in Victoria[edit]

This is an incomplete list of Leaders of the Opposition in Victoria.[2]

No. Name Portrait Term of Office
1 George Prendergast 28Georgeprendergast.jpg 1904 17 September 1913
2 George Elmslie[3] 25Georgeelmslie.jpg 17 September 1913 9 December 1913
3 William Watt William Watt (cropped).jpg 9 December 1913 22 December 1913
(2) George Elmslie[3] 25Georgeelmslie.jpg 22 December 1913 11 May 1918
(1) George Prendergast[4] 28Georgeprendergast.jpg 18 June 1918 14 April 1926
4 Edmond Hogan[5] 30Nedhogan.jpg 14 April 1926 20 May 1927
5 William McPherson Will McPherson.jpg 20 May 1927 22 November 1928
(4) Edmond Hogan 30Nedhogan.jpg 22 November 1928 12 December 1929
(5) William McPherson Will McPherson.jpg 12 December 1929 3 September 1930
6 Stanley Argyle Sir Stanley Argyle.jpg 3 September 1930 19 May 1932
7 Tom Tunnecliffe No image.png 13 July 1932 2 April 1935
(6) Stanley Argyle Sir Stanley Argyle.jpg 2 April 1935 23 November 1940
8 Thomas Hollway TomHollway.jpg 23 November 1940 14 September 1943
9 Albert Dunstan Albert Dunstan (cropped).jpg 14 September 1943 18 September 1943
10 John Cain John Cain 1954.jpg 18 September 1943 21 November 1945
11 John McDonald Johnmcdonaldmp.jpg 21 November 1945 20 November 1947
(10) John Cain John Cain 1954.jpg 20 November 1947 7 December 1948
(11) John McDonald Johnmcdonaldmp.jpg 7 December 1948 27 June 1950
(8) Thomas Hollway TomHollway.jpg 27 June 1950 5 December 1951
12 Les Norman No image.png 5 December 1951 23 July 1952
(10) John Cain John Cain 1954.jpg 23 July 1952 17 December 1952
13 Trevor Oldham No image.png 17 December 1952 2 May 1953
14 Henry Bolte Henry Bolte.jpg 3 June 1953 7 June 1955
(10) John Cain John Cain 1954.jpg 8 June 1955 4 August 1957
15 Ernie Shepherd No image.png 20 August 1957 12 September 1958[6]
16 Clive Stoneham No image.png 12 September 1958 15 May 1967[7]
17 Clyde Holding No image.png 15 May 1967 29 June 1977
18 Frank Wilkes No image.png 29 June 1977 9 September 1981[7]
19 John Cain John Cain Junior June 2016.jpg 9 September 1981 8 April 1982
20 Lindsay Thompson No image.png 8 April 1982 5 November 1982
21 Jeff Kennett J.kennett.jpg 5 November 1982 23 May 1989
22 Alan Brown No image.png 23 May 1989 23 April 1991
(21) Jeff Kennett J.kennett.jpg 23 April 1991 6 October 1992
23 Joan Kirner Joan Kirner, 1992 Swinburne.png 6 October 1992 22 March 1993
24 Jim Kennan No image.png 22 March 1993 29 June 1993
25 John Brumby JohnBrumby2007crop.jpg 28 September 1993 22 March 1999
26 Steve Bracks Steve Bracks at a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony, August 2006.jpg 22 March 1999 19 October 1999
(21) Jeff Kennett J.kennett.jpg 19 October 1999 26 October 1999
27 Denis Napthine Denis Napthine.jpg 26 October 1999 20 August 2002
28 Robert Doyle Robert Doyle 2013.jpg 20 August 2002 8 May 2006
29 Ted Baillieu Chinese New Year 2013 85 - Ted Baillieu (8459813505).jpg 8 May 2006 2 December 2010
30 Daniel Andrews Daniel Andrews, Melbourne International Games Week 2015 Launch (cropped 2).jpg 3 December 2010 4 December 2014
31 Matthew Guy Matthew Guy.jpg 4 December 2014 6 December 2018
32 Michael O'Brien No image.png 6 December 2018 Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Willingham, state political reporter Richard; Florance, Loretta; Edwards, Jean (6 December 2018). "Victorian Liberals choose new leader, as MP says Labor shouldn't have 'run against our women'". ABC News. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  2. ^ Victorian Parliament Chronology, Government of Victoria (Australia).
  3. ^ a b "VICTORIAN POLITICS". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 18 September 1913. p. 15. Retrieved 5 July 2011 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "VICTORIA'S NEW LABOUR LEADER". The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times. TAS. 19 June 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 5 July 2011 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "VICTORIAN LABOR PARTY". The Advertiser. Adelaide. 15 April 1926. p. 16. Retrieved 5 July 2011 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "New Leader For Victorian Labour". The Canberra Times. 21 August 1957. p. 11. Retrieved 16 November 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ a b https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=daspAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1OYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3196,4816486&dq=clive+holding+alp&hl=en