Les Nimmo

Leslie Charles "Les" Nimmo (23 February 1897 – 6 November 1972) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1947 to 1956 and again from 1959 to 1968.

Les Nimmo
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
15 March 1947 – 25 March 1950
Preceded byHarry Millington
Succeeded byBill Hegney
ConstituencyMount Hawthorn
In office
25 March 1950 – 7 April 1956
Preceded byNone (new seat)
Succeeded byFrederick Marshall
ConstituencyWembley Beaches
In office
21 March 1959 – 31 March 1962
Preceded byFrederick Marshall
Succeeded byNone (seat abolished)
ConstituencyWembley Beaches
In office
31 March 1962 – 23 March 1968
Preceded byNone (new seat)
Succeeded byStan Lapham
ConstituencyKarrinyup
Personal details
Born(1897-02-23)23 February 1897
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died6 November 1972(1972-11-06) (aged 75)
Shenton Park, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLiberal

Nimmo was born in Hobart, Tasmania, to Frances (née Grahame) and James Nimmo. He served with the Royal Australian Navy during World War I, and on his return to Hobart worked as a shop assistant. Nimmo moved to Perth in 1930, and began working for a department store, where he eventually became a manager.[1] He entered parliament at the 1947 state election, narrowly winning the inner-city seat of Mount Hawthorn from the Labor Party. At the 1950 election, Nimmo transferred to the new seat of Wembley Beaches, with his old seat reverting to the Labor Party. He again attempted to move seats at the 1956 election, but was defeated in the seat of Leederville by the sitting member, Labor's Ted Johnson. A Labor candidate, Frederick Marshall, also won in Wembley Beaches, but Nimmo reclaimed that seat at the 1959 election. However, Wembley Beaches was abolished prior to the 1962 election, forcing another change of seats to the new Karrinyup electorate. Nimmo held Karrinyup until his retirement at the 1968 election.[2] He died in Perth in November 1972, aged 75. He was married twice, having two children by his first wife and then remarrying at the age of 67 following her death.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leslie Charles Nimmo – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 29 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
Harry Millington
Member for Mount Hawthorn
1947–1950
Succeeded by
Bill Hegney
Preceded by
None (new seat)
Frederick Marshall
Member for Wembley Beaches
1950–1956
1959–1962
Succeeded by
Frederick Marshall
None (abolished)
New seat Member for Karrinyup
1962–1968
Succeeded by
Stan Lapham