|Member of the Australian Parliament
22 March 1952 – 19 September 1980
|Preceded by||Jim Eggins|
|Succeeded by||Bruce Cowan|
16 January 1916|
|Died||8 August 1996
|Political party||Australian Country Party|
|Profession||Presbyterian minister, Politician|
In 1937, after working in the retail trade, 21-year-old Lucock emigrated again, this time to Australia.
One year after he was ordained, Lucock stood as one of four candidates for the Country Party of Australia in the newly created seat of Lyne. He polled third behind Jim Eggins, who won the seat for the Country Party, and the Labor candidate Edward Hayes.
Lucock did not stand at the 1951 poll, but on the death of Jim Eggins in January 1952 a by-election was called. Lucock and Donald Lancaster stood for the Country Party against Edward Hayes. The presence of two Country Party candidates split the vote and Hayes took three thousand votes more than either Lucock or Lancaster, but with preferences from Lancaster, Lucock easily won the seat. When he was sworn in as the member for Lyne on 22 March 1952 Philip Lucock became the first member of the House of Representatives to swear allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II who had ascended to the throne on 6 February.
Once elected Philip Lucock served in the government of Sir Robert Menzies as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives. Lucock also served in this role under Prime Ministers Harold Holt, John Gorton, William McMahon and Malcolm Fraser.
At the 1954 election Donald Lancaster, Lucock's running partner for the 1952 by election, stood against him as the Labor Party candidate. Although he gained 11.4 percent of the vote Lancaster's presence did not stop Lucock from gaining re-election.
In 1969 the seat of Lyne underwent redistribution, with the electorate area moving southward. Although the Labor Party increased its vote by 2 thousand, this did not have any great effect on the result of the election, with Philip Lucock winning by more than ten thousand votes.
Lyne was again redistributed in 1977 with the electorate again contracting from the north. Lucock retained the seat with a margin of 11.4 percent over Labor.
After more than 28 years in the Australian Parliament Philip Lucock retired at the 1980 election. He was succeeded by Bruce Cowan. After leaving Parliament he served as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. He retired to Queensland, living in the Brisbane suburb of Keperra until his death in 1996. His funeral was held in Brisbane and a memorial service was held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wingham, and each were attended by representatives of the Commonwealth Parliament.
- Antony Green. "2008 Lyne By-election". ABC Elections website. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
- "Condolence Motions" (pdf). House of Representatives Official Hansard. Commonwealth of Australia. 20 August 1996. pp. 26–32. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
- Adam Carr. "Commonwealth of Australia Legislative Election of 10 December 1949". psephos. Adam Carr. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
- Adam Carr. "Commonwealth of Australia Legislative Election of 1951". psephos. Adam Carr. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
- Adam Carr. "Lyne By-election of 1952". Psephos. Adam Carr. Archived from the original on 26 August 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- "Condolence Motions" (pdf). Senate Official Hansard. Commonwealth of Australia. 21 August 1996. pp. 9–11. Retrieved 2008-08-02.
- Adam Carr. "Commonwealth of Australia Legislative Election of 1954". psephos. Adam Carr. Archived from the original on 2 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- Adam Carr. "Commonwealth of Australia Legislative Election of 1969". psephos. Adam Carr. Archived from the original on 6 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- Adam Carr. "Commonwealth of Australia Legislative Election of 1977". psephos. Adam Carr. Archived from the original on 8 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
Election Results - Division of Lyne 1949-1980
- 1980 Election Results
- 1977 Election Results
- 1975 Election Results
- 1974 Election Results
- 1972 Election Results
- 1969 Election Results
- 1966 Election Results
- 1963 Election Results
- 1961 Election Results
- 1958 Election Results
- 1955 Election Results
- 1954 Election Results
- 1952 By-election Results
- 1951 Election Results
- Election Results
Condolence Motions in the Australian Federal Parliament at the Death of Philip Lucock
- House Of Representatives Official Hansard Tuesday, 20 August 1996—First Period, P 26–32 Condolences at the Death of Philip Earnest Lucock
- Senate Official Hansard Wednesday, 21 August 1996, P 8-11 Condolences at the Death of Philip Earnest Lucock
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Lyne