|Member of the Western Australian Parliament |
19 February 1977 –28 June 1990
|Preceded by||Ross Hutchinson|
|Succeeded by||Colin Barnett|
|20th Leader of the Opposition (Western Australia)|
15 February 1984 –25 November 1986
|Preceded by||Ray O'Connor|
|Succeeded by||Barry MacKinnon|
|Agent-General for Western Australia|
William Ralph Boucher Hassell
6 June 1943
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia|
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|Parliament of Western Australia|
| Member for Cottesloe |
| Leader of the Opposition |
|Party political offices|
| Leader of the WA Liberal Party |