Peter Richardson (politician)

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Peter Richardson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Tangney
In office
13 December 1975 – 10 November 1977
Preceded by John Dawkins
Succeeded by Peter Shack
Personal details
Born (1939-01-23) 23 January 1939 (age 78)
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1975–77)
Progress (1977)
Occupation Gynaecologist

Peter Anthony Richardson (born 23 January 1939) is a former Australian politician. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at the University of Western Australia and the University of London, after which he became a gynaecologist. In 1975, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Tangney, defeating sitting Labor member John Dawkins. In October 1977, he resigned from the Liberal Party and joined the Progress Party; he unsuccessfully contested the Senate on their behalf in the 1977 election.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Dawkins
Member for Tangney
1975 – 1977
Succeeded by
Peter Shack