Peter Styles (politician)

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Peter Styles
Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
In office
16 February 2016 – 12 September 2016
Leader Adam Giles
Preceded by Willem Westra van Holthe
Succeeded by Nicole Manison
Member of the Northern Territory Parliament
for Sanderson
In office
9 August 2008 – 27 August 2016
Preceded by Len Kiely
Succeeded by Kate Worden
Personal details
Born (1953-07-08) 8 July 1953 (age 63)
Perth, Western Australia
Political party Country Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Linda Fazldeen
Alma mater Charles Darwin University
Occupation Police officer

Peter Donald Styles (born 8 July 1953) is an Australian politician. He was a Country Liberal Party member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly from 2008 to 2016, representing the electorate of Sanderson.

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Styles owned and operated a multi-purpose ship and worked as a public servant for the state government, before joining Western Australia Police. In 1981, he moved to Darwin and transferred to the Northern Territory Police where he served for 27 years. In 1991, he was awarded the National Medal, and was upgraded to 1st clasp in 2001.

In 2008, he ran for parliament and was elected to the seat of Sanderson.[1] He first served in the new CLP government as the Government Whip and Parliamentary Secretary assisting the Chief Minister with Multicultural Affairs, Young Territorians and Senior Territorians.[2] He was later appointed to cabinet as Minister for Business; Racing, Gaming and Licensing; Asian Engagement and Trade; Employment and Training; Corporate and Information Services; Multicultural Affairs; Young Territorians; Senior Territorians; and Defence Industries. In February 2016, he was also voted deputy leader of the Country Liberals and became Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory following the resignation from cabinet of Willem Westra van Holthe.

Peter announced his support for voluntary euthanasia in 2010, citing his experience watching his wife Chandler die from a terminal illness in 1989.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography: Peter Styles, NT Government.
  2. ^ "Styles, Mr Peter Ronald". Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Alyssa Betts (16 September 2010). "MLA backs right to die". Northern Territory News. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 
Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Len Kiely
Member for Sanderson
2008–2016
Succeeded by
Kate Worden
Political offices
Preceded by
Willem Westra van Holthe
Deputy Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
2016
Succeeded by
Nicole Manison
Party political offices
Preceded by
Willem Westra van Holthe
Deputy Leader of the Country Liberal Party
2016
Succeeded by
Lia Finocchiaro