Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 1946–1948

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This is a list of members of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 22 May 1946 to 21 May 1948. 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.

NamePartyProvinceTerm
expires
Years in office
Charles Baxter Country East 19521914–1950
George Bennetts Labor South 19521946–1965
Leonard Bolton [7] Liberal Metropolitan 19501932–1948
Robert Boylen [2] Labor South 19501947–1955
Sir Hal Colebatch Liberal Metropolitan 19481912–1923; 1940–1948
James Cornell [2] Liberal South 19501912–1946
Les Craig Liberal South-West 19501934–1956
Harold Daffen [6] Liberal Central 19501947–1950
Evan Davies [5] Labor West 19501947–1963
James Dimmitt Liberal Metropolitan-Suburban 19521938–1953
John Drew [6] Labor Central 19501900–1918; 1924–1947
Mervyn Forrest Liberal North 19521946–1952
Gilbert Fraser Labor West 19481928–1958
Frank Gibson Liberal Metropolitan-Suburban 19501942–1956
Edmund Gray Labor West 19521923–1952
Edmund Hall [3] Country Central 19481928–1947
William Hall Labor North-East 19521938–1963
Vernon Hamersley [1] Country East 19481904–1946
Eric Heenan Labor North-East 19501936–1968
James Hislop Liberal Metropolitan 19521941–1971
William Kitson [5] Labor West 19501924–1947
Sir Charles Latham [1] Country East 19481946–1960
Les Logan [3] Country Central 19481947–1974
Anthony Loton Country South-East 19521944–1965
William Mann Liberal South-West 19521926–1951
George Miles Independent North 19501916–1950
Hubert Parker [4] Liberal Metropolitan-Suburban 19481934–1954
Hugh Roche Country South-East 19481940–1960
Harold Seddon Liberal North-East 19481922–1954
Charles Simpson Liberal Central 19521946–1963
Alec Thomson Country South-East 19501931–1950
Hobart Tuckey Liberal South-West 19481934–1951
Keith Watson [7] Liberal Metropolitan 19501948–1968
Frank Welsh Liberal North 19481940–1954
Charles Williams Labor South 19481928–1948
Garnet Barrington Wood Country East 19501936–1952

Notes

1 On 24 October 1946, East Province Country MLC member Vernon Hamersley died. Country candidate and former party leader Charles Latham won the resulting by-election on 14 December 1946. At 42 years, 2 months and 19 days, Vernon Hamersley served the longest term ever as member of the Council.
2 On 25 November 1946, South Province Liberal MLC James Cornell died. Labor candidate Robert Boylen won the resulting by-election on 1 February 1947.
3 On 15 February 1947, Central Province Country MLC Edmund Hall resigned. Country Party candidate Les Logan won the resulting by-election on 12 April 1947.
4 On 19 April 1947, Metropolitan-Suburban Province Liberal MLC Hubert Parker was appointed Minister for Mines and Minister for Health in the new Ministry led by Ross McLarty. He was therefore required to resign and contest a ministerial by-election, at which he was returned unopposed on 17 April 1947.
5 On 15 May 1947, West Province Labor MLC William Kitson resigned to accept an appointment as Agent-General for Western Australia in London. Labor candidate Evan Davies won the resulting by-election on 21 June 1947.
6 On 17 July 1947, Central Province Labor MLC John Drew died. Liberal candidate Harold Daffen won the resulting by-election on 30 August 1947.
7 On 31 March 1948, Metropolitan Province Liberal MLC Leonard Bolton died. Liberal candidate Keith Watson won the resulting by-election on 8 May 1948.

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