Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1958–1960

Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1958–1960

This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 22 May 1958 to 21 May 1960. The chamber had 30 seats made up of ten provinces each electing three members, on a system of rotation whereby one-third of the members would retire at each biennial election.

The Constitution Acts Amendment Act (No.2) 1963 (No.72 of 1963) affected all terms concluding after 1962, as well as the provinces which members represented.

Name Party Province Term expires Years in office
Charles Abbey Liberal Central 1964* 1958–1977
George Bennetts Labor South-East 1964* 1946–1965
John Cunningham Liberal South-East 1962 1948–1954; 1955–1962
Evan Davies Labor West 1962 1947–1963
Leslie Diver Country Central 1962 1952–1974
Gilbert Fraser[1] Labor West 1960 1928–1958
Jim Garrigan Labor South-East 1960 1954–1971
Arthur Griffith Liberal Suburban 1964* 1953–1977
William Hall Labor North-East 1964* 1938–1963
Eric Heenan Labor North-East 1962 1936–1968
James Hislop Liberal Metropolitan 1964* 1941–1971
Ruby Hutchinson Labor Suburban 1960 1954–1971
George Jeffery Labor Suburban 1962 1956–1962
Arthur Jones Country Midland 1962 1950–1967
Sir Charles Latham Country Central 1960 1946–1960
Frederick Lavery Labor West 1964* 1952–1971
Les Logan Country Midland 1960 1947–1974
Anthony Loton Country South 1964* 1944–1965
Graham MacKinnon Liberal South-West 1962 1956–1986
Reg Mattiske Liberal Metropolitan 1960 1956–1965
James Murray Liberal South-West 1964* 1951–1965
Hugh Roche Country South 1960 1940–1960
Charles Simpson Country Midland 1964* 1946–1963
Harry Strickland Labor North 1962 1950–1970
John Teahan Labor North-East 1960 1954–1965
Ronald Thompson[1] Labor West 1960 1959–1980
Jack Thomson Country South 1962 1950–1974
Keith Watson Liberal Metropolitan 1962 1948–1968
William Willesee Labor North 1960 1954–1974
Francis Drake Willmott Liberal South-West 1960 1955–1974
Frank Wise Labor North 1964* 1956–1971

Notes

1 On 1 November 1958, West Province Labor MLC Gilbert Fraser died. Labor candidate Ronald Thompson won the resulting by-election on 7 February 1959.

Sources

Members of the Parliament of Western Australia
Legislative Council

1956–1958 · 1958–1960 · 1960–1962

Legislative Assembly

1953–1956 · 1956–1959 · 1959–1962


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