- David Prowse (politician)
David Prowse Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly In office
4 March 1989 – 15 February 1992
1st Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly In office
11 May 1989 – 15 February 1992
Succeeded by Roberta McRae Personal details Nationality Australian Political party No Self-Government Party
Liberal Party of Australia
David Prowse, a former Australian politician, was the first Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.
Prowse was a member of the first multi-member single electorate unicameral Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly representing, initially, the No Self-Government Party, then sat as an independent, before joining the Liberal Party of Australia. Prowse was elected at the 1989 general election on a No Self-Government ticket, but was ultimately successful, along with three other candidates of the Party. On 3 December 1989, Prowse, together with Duby and Maher formed the Independents Group. However, Prowse left this group on 31 July 1990 and sat out the remainder of his term as a member of the Liberal Party. Prowse did not seek re-election at the 1992 general election. During his term in the Assembly, Prowse served as the inaugural Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly.
- ^ "Members of the ACT Legislative Assembly". ACT Legislative Assembly. 2008. http://www.legassembly.act.gov.au/education/memlist/memlist.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
- ^ "List of candidates". 1992 Election. ACT Electoral Commission. 1992. http://www.elections.act.gov.au/elections/1992/candidates_92.html. Retrieved 2010-08-03.
- ^ "Proceedings - Election of Speaker". Hansard Debates. ACT Legislative Assembly. 1989-05-11. p. 4. http://www.hansard.act.gov.au/hansard/1989/pdfs/19890511.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
Political offices Preceded by Speaker of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
1989 – 1992
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