|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council for Agricultural|
22 May 2013
|Born||19 April 1965|
Edenhope, Victoria, Australia
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Prior to his election, West was the chairman of the Wheatbelt Development Commission and a farmer at Jennacubbine.
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