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LEADERS OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SINCE 1940

Because of certain difficulties in identification, especially during the nineteenth century, it is not possible to fix the names of each and every Leader for the Government in the Council. What follows is thus incomplete in that it only dates from World War II.

NAME

SEAT

PARTY

PERIOD

McDONALD, James

Gordon

ALP

1940-46

WORSLEY, Rowland L.

Huon

ALP

1947-48

D'ALTON, Thomas G.

Gordon

ALP

1948-68

BENJAMIN, Phyllis J.

Hobart

ALP

1968-69

FOOT, Geoffrey J.

Cornwall

Ind.

1969-72

MILLER, Brian K.

Newdegate

ALP

1972-82

LOWRIE, Kenneth F.

Buckingham

Ind.

1982-86

FLETCHER, Anthony W.

Russell

Ind.

1986-89

BATT, Charles L.

Derwent

ALP

1989-92

McKAY, Peter C.

Pembroke

Lib.#

1992-96

FLETCHER, Anthony W.

Murchison

Ind.

1996-98

AIRD, Michael A.

Derwent

ALP

1998-06

PARKINSON, Doug Wellington ALP 2006-2012
FARRELL, Craig Maxwell Derwent ALP 2012 - 2014
GOODWIN, Dr Vanessa Pembroke Liberal 2014 -2017
HISCUTT, Leonie Montgomery Liberal 2017 -

# McKay, who served in the Council from 1976-99, was elected as an Independent, and only announced Liberal Party membership in March 1991.

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