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David Llewellyn (Australian politician)

David Edward Llewellyn AM (born 16 August 1942 in St Marys, Tasmania)[1] is an Australian politician, who was a Labor Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1986 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018.[1]

David Llewellyn

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Deputy Premier of Tasmania
In office
22 March 2004 – 5 April 2006
PremierPaul Lennon
Preceded byPaul Lennon
Succeeded byBryan Green
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
for Lyons
In office
8 February 1986 – 13 April 2010
In office
30 March 2014 – 2 March 2018
Personal details
Born (1942-08-16) 16 August 1942 (age 76)
St Marys, Tasmania, Australia
Political partyLabor Party


Political careerEdit

Llewellyn was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for the seat of Lyons at the 1986 state election which was won by the Liberal Party under Robin Gray. Labor formed a minority government with the support of the Green Independents under the Labor–Green Accord in 1989, and Llewellyn joined Michael Field's inaugural cabinet as Minister for Primary Industry and Forests. Llewellyn would hold the Primary Industries, Water and Energy portfolios on several other occasions, from 1998 to 2002 and 2006 to 2008. From 2002 to 2006, he was Paul Lennon's Deputy Premier.

On 13 May 2011, Llewellyn admitted to ABC Radio that the Labor and Liberal parties conspired in 1998 to reduce the number of MPs from 35 to 25 in an effort to eliminate the Greens.[2]

On 25 June 2012, Llewellyn was preselected to run as a Tasmanian Labor candidate in the 2014 state election, and was subsequently re-elected to the House of Assembly after losing his seat in 2010.[3] He retired at the 2018 election.

Personal lifeEdit

Llewellyn is married with two sons. He has an interest in genealogy, electronics, and fishing, and plays golf and lawn bowls.[4]

Community ServiceEdit

Llewellyn is Chairman of Derwent Valley Council's Willow Court Conservation Special Committee helping to restore the Royal Derwent Hospital.[5]


  1. ^ a b Parliamentary library profile
  2. ^ Labor stalwart urges Bartlett's early exit, ABC News, 13 May 2011
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  4. ^ "David Llewellyn Home Page". Archived from the original on 25 February 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2008.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Lennon
Deputy Premier of Tasmania
Succeeded by
Bryan Green