Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly

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Speaker of the House of Assembly
Coat of arms of Tasmania.svg
Incumbent
Sue Hickey

since 1 May 2018
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerElected by the Tasmanian House of Assembly
Inaugural holderMichael Fenton
Formation2 December 1856

The Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Parliament of Tasmania. The role of Speaker has traditionally been a partisan office, filled by the governing party of the time.

Speakers of the Tasmanian House of Assembly[edit]

No. Member Party Term in Office
1 Michael Fenton None 2 December 1856 – 8 May 1861
2 Robert Officer None 15 August 1861 – 20 April 1877
3 Henry Butler None 24 April 1877 – 21 July 1885
4 Alfred Dobson None 21 July 1885 – 31 May 1887
5 Thomas Reibey None 12 July 1887 – 30 April 1891
6 Nicholas John Brown None 7 July 1891 – 2 December 1893
7 Stafford Bird Revenue Tariff Party 28 February 1894 – 8 March 1897
Nicholas John Brown None 9 March 1897 – 22 September 1903
8 John Davies Anti-Socialist Party 29 September 1903 – 27 December 1912
9 John Evans Liberal Party 22 April 1913 – 24 March 1914
10 Walter Woods Labor Party 25 March 1914 – 29 February 1916
John Evans Nationalist Party of Australia 16 May 1916 – 27 July 1925
11 Michael O'Keefe Labor Party 28 July 1925 – 2 October 1926
Walter Woods Labor Party 13 October 1926 – 16 July 1928
John Evans Nationalist Party of Australia 17 July 1928 – 17 July 1934
12 David O'Keefe Labor Party 18 July 1934 – 9 February 1942
13 John Dwyer Labor Party 10 February 1942 – 29 June 1948
14 Peter Pike Labor Party 29 June 1948 – 3 September 1949
15 Bill Wedd Independent 13 September 1949 – 6 June 1950
16 Lancelot Spurr Labor Party 7 June 1950 – 12 April 1955
17 Horace Strutt Liberal Party 13 April 1955 – 28 October 1956
18 Kevin Lyons Liberal Party 29 October 1956 – 1 June 1959
19 Charley Aylett Labor Party 2 June 1959 – 1 May 1964
20 John Madden Labor Party 25 June 1964 – 9 May 1969
21 Bob Ingamells Liberal Party 17 June 1969 – 6 June 1972
22 Eric Barnard Labor Party 7 June 1972 – 6 May 1975
23 Harry Holgate Labor Party 6 May 1975 – 21 December 1976
24 Glen Davies Labor Party 14 February 1977 – 10 September 1979
25 Andrew Lohrey Labor Party 11 September 1979 – 25 February 1980
Glen Davies Labor Party 5 March 1980 – 14 June 1982
26 Max Bushby Liberal Party 15 June 1982 – 8 February 1986
27 Ron Cornish Liberal Party 12 March 1986 – 1 November 1988
28 Tony Rundle Liberal Party 9 November 1988 – 27 June 1989
29 Michael Polley Labor Party 28 June 1989 – 13 April 1992
30 Graeme Page Liberal Party 14 April 1992 – 23 February 1996
31 Frank Madill Liberal Party 23 April 1996 – 5 October 1998
Michael Polley Labor Party 6 October 1998 – 31 March 2014
32 Elise Archer Liberal Party 31 March 2014 – 2 October 2017
33 Mark Shelton Liberal Party 17 October 2017 – 1 May 2018
34 Sue Hickey Liberal Party 1 May 2018 – present

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