Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1918–1920

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 22 May 1918 to 21 May 1920. The chamber had 30 seats made up of ten provinces each electing three members, on a system of rotation whereby one-third of the members would retire at each biennial election.

Name Party Province Term
expires
Years in office
Joseph Allen Nationalist West 1920 1914–1920
Richard Ardagh National Labor North-East 1924 1912–1924
Charles Baxter[1] Country East 1920 1914–1950
Sir Henry Briggs[2] Nationalist West 1922 1896–1919
Henry Carson Country Central 1920 1914–1920
Ephraim Clarke Nationalist South-West 1920 1901–1921
Hal Colebatch Nationalist East 1924 1912–1923
James Cornell National Labor South 1924 1912–1946
James Cunningham Labor North-East 1922 1916–1922
Jabez Dodd National Labor South 1922 1910–1928
Joseph Duffell Nationalist Metropolitan-Suburban 1920 1914–1926
John Ewing Nationalist South-West 1924 1916–1933
James Greig Country South-East 1920 1916–1925
Vernon Hamersley Nationalist East 1922 1904–1946
James Hickey Labor Central 1922 1916–1928
Joseph Holmes Independent North 1920 1914–1942
Walter Kingsmill Nationalist Metropolitan 1922 1903–1922
John Kirwan Independent South 1920 1908–1946
Arthur Lovekin[3] Nationalist Metropolitan 1924 1919–1931
Robert Lynn Nationalist West 1924 1912–1924
Cuthbert McKenzie Country South-East 1922 1910–1922
George Miles Independent North 1924 1916–1950
Joshua Mills Ind. Nat. Central 1924 1918–1924
Harry Millington Labor North-East 1920 1914–1920
John Nicholson Nationalist Metropolitan 1920 1918–1941
Alexander Panton[2] Labor West 1922 1919–1922
Edwin Rose Nationalist South-West 1922 1916–1934
Archibald Sanderson Nationalist Metropolitan-Suburban 1924 1912–1922
Henry Saunders[3] Independent Metropolitan 1924 1894–1902; 1918–1919
Athelstan Saw Nationalist Metropolitan-Suburban 1922 1915–1929
Hector Stewart Country South-East 1924 1917–1931
Sir Edward Wittenoom Nationalist North 1922 1883–1884; 1885–1886;
1894–1898; 1902–1906;
1910–1934

Notes[edit]

1 On 17 April 1919, East Province Country LC Charles Baxter was appointed Minister for Agriculture in the new Ministry led by Hal Colebatch. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election, at which he was returned unopposed on 3 May 1919.
2 On 8 June 1919, West Province Nationalist MLC Sir Henry Briggs died. Labor candidate Alexander Panton won the resulting by-election on 5 July 1919.
3 On 13 October 1919, Metropolitan Province Independent MLC Henry Saunders died. Nationalist candidate Arthur Lovekin won the resulting by-election on 15 November 1919.

Sources[edit]

  • Black, David (1991). Legislative Council of Western Australia : membership register, electoral law and statistics, 1890-1989. Perth: Parliamentary History Project. ISBN 0-7309-3641-4.
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Aitkin, Don (1986). Voting for the Australian State Upper Houses, 1890-1984. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-909779-18-X.
  • Black, David; Bolton, Geoffrey (2001). Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Volume One, 1870–1930 (Revised ed.). Parliament House: Parliament of Western Australia. ISBN 0730738140.