Barry Blaikie

Barry Roy Blaikie (1 April 1935 – 16 May 2012) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1971 to 1996, representing the seat of Vasse.

Barry Blaikie
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
20 February 1971 – 14 December 1996
Preceded byStewart Bovell
Succeeded byBernie Masters
Personal details
Born(1935-04-01)1 April 1935
Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia
Died16 May 2012(2012-05-16) (aged 77)
Wembley, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLiberal

Blaikie was born in Margaret River, a small town in Western Australia's South West region. He attended primary school in Cowaramup before going on to Bunbury High School, and after leaving school worked as a dairy farmer. Blaikie was elected to the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council in 1965, serving until 1971.[1] A member of the Liberal Party from 1958, he stood for parliament at the 1971 state election, replacing the retiring Stewart Bovell as member for Vasse.[2] In 1982, Blaikie was made chairman of committees in the Legislative Assembly, although he only served until the 1983 state election, when the Liberal government was defeated. Between 1983 and 1993, he was a member of the shadow ministries of Ray O'Connor, Bill Hassell, Barry MacKinnon, and Richard Court, during their respective terms as leader of the opposition. Blaikie left parliament at the 1996 election (replaced by Bernie Masters), having been Father of the House for the preceding three years.[1]


  1. ^ a b Barry Roy Blaikie – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  2. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Stewart Bovell
Member for Vasse
Succeeded by
Bernie Masters