Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1911–1914

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly between the 1911 election and the 1914 election, together known as the Eighth Parliament. All members who sat as Liberals, apart from those returned at by-elections, were elected under the "Ministerial" designation at the 1911 election.

Name Party District Years in office
Eben Allen Liberal West Perth 1911–1917
Hon William Angwin Labor North-East Fremantle 1904–1905; 1906–1927
Hon Thomas Bath[1] Labor Avon 1902–1914
Harry Bolton Labor South Fremantle 1904–1917
Frank Broun Liberal Beverley 1911–1914; 1917–1924
William Carpenter Labor Fremantle 1911–1917
Thomas Chesson[3] Labor Cue 1913–1930
Philip Collier[1] Labor Boulder 1905–1948
Bronte Dooley[4] Labor Geraldton 1911–1913
Walter Dwyer Labor Perth 1911–1914
Samuel Elliott[4] Liberal Geraldton 1913–1914; 1917
George Foley Labor Mount Leonora 1911–1920
Joseph Gardiner Labor Roebourne 1911–1915
William James George Liberal Murray-Wellington 1895–1902; 1909–1930
Frederick Gill Labor Leederville 1904–1905; 1908–1914
William Gordon Liberal Canning 1901–1911
Albert Green[5] Labor Kalgoorlie 1911–1913; 1914–1921
Nat Harper Liberal Pingelly 1910–1914
Edward Heitmann[3][4] Labor Cue 1904–1913; 1914–1917
John Holman Labor Murchison 1901–1921; 1923–1925
Charles Hudson Labor Yilgarn 1905–1921
Hon William Johnson[1] Labor Guildford 1901–1905; 1906–1917;
Edward Johnston Labor Williams-Narrogin 1911–1928
Titus Lander Labor East Perth 1911–1914
Charles Layman Liberal[6] Nelson 1904–1914
Henry Lefroy Liberal Moore 1892–1901; 1911–1921
Charles Lewis Labor Canning 1911–1914
Arthur Male Liberal Kimberley 1905–1917
John James McDonald Labor Gascoyne 1911–1914
Charles McDowall Labor Coolgardie 1908–1916
George McLeod[5] Labor Kalgoorlie 1914
James Mitchell Liberal Northam 1905–1933
Frederick Monger Liberal York 1892–1903; 1905–1914
Samuel Moore Liberal Irwin 1904–1914
John Mullany Labor Menzies 1911–1924
Selby Munsie Labor Hannans 1911–1938
John Nanson Liberal Greenough 1901–1905; 1908–1914
Peter O'Loghlen[2] Labor Forrest 1908–1923
Alfred Piesse Liberal[6] Toodyay 1911–1924
Arnold Piesse Liberal Katanning 1909–1914; 1930–1935
William Price Labor Albany 1909–1917
Hon John Scaddan[1] Labor Brownhill-Ivanhoe 1904–1917; 1919–1924;
Bartholomew James Stubbs Labor Subiaco 1911–1917
Sydney Stubbs Liberal Wagin 1911–1947
Herbert Swan Labor North Perth 1908–1914
George Taylor Labor Mount Margaret 1901–1930
William Lemen Thomas[2] Labor Bunbury 1911–1917
Hon Michael Troy Labor Mount Magnet 1904–1939
Philip Turvey Labor Swan 1911–1914
Hon Henry Underwood Labor Pilbara 1906–1924
Hon Thomas Walker[1] Labor Kanowna 1905–1932
Arthur Wilson Labor Collie 1908–1947
Hon Frank Wilson Liberal Sussex 1897–1901; 1904–1917
Evan Wisdom Liberal Claremont 1911–1917


1 Following the 1911 state election a new Ministry consisting of six members, including one Member of the Legislative Council, was appointed. These members were therefore required to resign and contest ministerial by-elections on 17 October 1911, at which all were returned unopposed.
2 Peter O'Loghlen, the Labor member for Forrest, resigned his seat on 17 April 1913 to contest the seat of Swan at the 1913 federal election on 31 May. Thomas Moore, the Labor candidate, was elected unopposed on 6 May 1913, but resigned on 17 June before being sworn in. O'Loghlen contested a second by-election for Forrest on 3 July 1913, at which he was successful.
3 Edward Heitmann, the Labor member for Cue, resigned on 4 November 1913 in order to contest the Geraldton by-election. Thomas Chesson, the Labor candidate, was elected unopposed on 12 November 1913 to fill the vacancy.
4 Bronte Dooley, the Labor member for Geraldton, died on 19 October 1913. A by-election was called for 15 November 1913 in the seat, at which Edward Heitmann, who had resigned his seat of Cue to contest the by-election, was defeated on a 12-vote margin by Samuel Elliott of the Liberal Party.
5 Albert Green, the Labor member for Kalgoorlie, resigned on 8 December 1913. The Labor candidate, George McLeod, won the by-election held to fill the vacancy on 4 February 1914. McLeod retired at the general election held on 21 October 1914 to enable Green to regain the seat.
6 With the formation of the Country Party in August 1913, two Members of the Legislative Assembly, Charles Layman (Nelson) and Alfred Piesse (Toodyay), switched their allegiance from the Liberals to the new party prior to the 1914 election, at which they retained their seats as Country Party members.


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