Edward Coughlan Warde (c. 1862 – 10 November 1925) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Ballarat to actor Cornelius Warde and Margaret Loftus. He was a cabinetmaker, a nine-year president of the Furniture Trades Union, and president of the Eight Hours Anniversary Committee. He married Harriett Jane Norris, with whom he had two children.[1][2][3]

In 1900 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Essendon and Flemington, transferring to Flemington in 1904. He was renowned as an orator and debater in parliament, though he never held ministerial office, and was known as a political moderate. Warde served on the Railways Standing Committee for twelve years. He died in office at Flemington in 1925.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b "Warde, Edward Coughlan". Re-Member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 23 April 2023. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Burial of Ted Warde". Labor Call. 19 November 1925. p. 5. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Opposition to Mr Warde". The Herald. 23 June 1914. p. 1. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "Labor stalwart". The News. 12 November 1925. p. 6. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Trove.


Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member for Essendon and Flemington
New seat Member for Flemington
Succeeded by