|Deputy Premier of Western Australia|
13 February 1990 –16 February 1993
|Preceded by||David Parker|
|Succeeded by||Hendy Cowan|
|Leader of the Opposition|
7 February 1994 –12 October 1994
|Preceded by||Carmen Lawrence|
|Succeeded by||Jim McGinty|
|Member of the Western Australian Parliament |
|Preceded by||Ted Evans|
|Succeeded by||Megan Anwyl|
Ian Frederick Taylor
15 March 1949
Ian Frederick Taylor (born 15 March 1949) is a former Australian politician and Western Australian Deputy Premier and Opposition Leader.
Taylor was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly in 1981 as the Labor Party (ALP) member for Kalgoorlie.In 1986 he was appointed Minister for Health and also held the Aged Care, Lands and Consumer Affairs portfolios at various times. Following Brian Burke's resignation in 1988 he became Minister for Police in Peter Dowding's ministry and on Carmen Lawrence's ascension to the premiership in 1990 he became Deputy Premier and Minister for Finance (although his portfolio varied during this time) corresponding to Premier Lawrence also being the Treasurer. Labor was defeated at the 1993 state election and Taylor became Leader of the Opposition in February 1994 when Lawrence resigned to enter federal parliament. He was succeeded by Jim McGinty in October. In 1996 he resigned to contest the federal seat of Kalgoorlie against Labor rebel Graeme Campbell, who defeated him as an independent. He was only the second WA Labor leader, and the first in over 90 years, not to take the party into an election.
In 2000 Taylor announced his intention to leave the ALP over the treatment of former Labor politician Larry Graham.
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