Robert Stopford (Australian politician)

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Robert Stopford (12 February 1862 – 28 January 1926) was an English-born Australian politician.

He was born at Upholland in Lancashire to property owner John Stopford and Jane Elizabeth, née Yates. He attended University College, Liverpool, and became a medical practitioner, working in Ireland and Southport before travelling to New Zealand in 1902 and settling in Wellington. In 1911 he arrived in Sydney and settled in Balmain, where he ran a children's clinic. Stopford had been a Liberal in England but supported the Labor Party in Australia and New Zealand until 1917, when he joined the Nationalist Party over the issue of conscription. From 1922 to 1925 he served as a Nationalist member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Balmain. Stopford died in Balmain in 1926.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr Robert Stopford (1862–1926)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
John Doyle
Albert Smith
John Storey
Member for Balmain
Served alongside: Keegan, Lane, Quirk, Stuart-Robertson
Succeeded by
H. V. Evatt