Electoral district of Claremont

Claremont was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1901 to 1968.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1901–1968

Located in the affluent western suburbs of Perth, it was a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessor parties. At its abolition it included Claremont, Mount Claremont, Swanbourne and the western part of Dalkeith.

It was abolished at the 1968 state election, with its area mostly transferring to Nedlands, and smaller parts to Electoral district of Cottesloe and the new district of Floreat.

Claremont's most notable member was Charles North, who served as Speaker from 1947 until 1953 during the McLarty–Watts Ministry.

Members for ClaremontEdit

Member Party Term
  William Sayer Ministerial 1901–1902
  John Foulkes Ministerial 1902–1911
  Evan Wisdom Liberal 1911–1917
  John Stewart Nationalist 1917–1918
  Thomas Duff Nationalist 1918–1921
  John Thomson Nationalist 1921–1924
  Ind. Nationalist 1924
  Charles North Nationalist 1924–1945
  Liberal 1945–1949
  LCL 1949–1956
  Bill Crommelin LCL 1956–1968