Second Wilson Ministry (Western Australia)

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The Second Wilson Ministry was the 12th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia and was led by Liberal Premier Frank Wilson. It succeeded the Scaddan Ministry on 27 July 1916 after a vote of no confidence passed in the Legislative Assembly, due mainly to the Labor Party losing its one-seat majority through a by-election and a member resigning from the party to become an independent. In early 1917, the Liberal Party was consumed by the Nationalist Party, to whom most of its members pledged their allegiance. Its leader, Sir Henry Lefroy, formed the Lefroy Ministry on 28 June 1917.

The following ministers served for the duration of the Ministry:

Office Minister

Premier
Colonial Treasurer

Frank Wilson, MLA

Minister for Lands
Minister for Agriculture

Sir Henry Lefroy, MLA

Minister for Railways
Minister for Water Supply

James Mitchell, MLA

Minister for Education
Colonial Secretary

Hal Colebatch, MLC
Minister for Works William George, MLA

Attorney-General
Minister for Mines

Robert Robinson, MLA
Minister without portfolio James Connolly, MLA
Athelstan Saw, MLC

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Preceded by
Scaddan Ministry
Second Wilson Ministry
1916–1917
Succeeded by
Lefroy Ministry