Ted Cunningham

Edward Joseph Cunningham (born 26 November 1937 – 2 November 2003) was an Australian politician.[1]

Cunningham was born in Clayfield in Brisbane and arrived in Western Australia in 1971. Before entering politics he was a marketing manager and public servant. In 1988 he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly in a by-election as the Labor member for Balga; he moved to the new seat of Marangaroo in 1989 and to Girrawheen in 1996. Although he never held a front bench position, he was President of the Parliamentary Labor Party from 1994 to 1997 and Opposition Whip from 1997 to 2001, when he retired.[2]

Cunningham died on 2 November 2003 at the age of 65 after a short illness.[3]


  1. ^ "Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. ^ "Mr Edward (Ted) Joseph Cunningham MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  3. ^ "ADJOURNMENT Cunningham, Mr Ted". House of Representatives Hansard.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Brian Burke
Member for Balga
New seat Member for Marangaroo
New seat Member for Girrawheen
Succeeded by
Margaret Quirk