Wyndham Cook

Wyndham Truran Cook (born 20 March 1943) is a former Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1970 to 1974, representing the seat of Albany.

Wyndham Cook
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
6 June 1970 – 30 March 1974
Preceded byJack Hall
Succeeded byLeon Watt
ConstituencyAlbany
Personal details
Born (1943-03-20) 20 March 1943 (age 77)
Yarloop, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLabor

Cook was born in Yarloop, a small town in Western Australia's South West region. After leaving school, he worked variously as an engineman (with Western Australian Government Railways), a shop assistant, and a butcher.[1] A trade union official and a member of the Labor Party since 1962, Cook was elected to parliament at the 1970 Albany by-election, which had been caused by the resignation of Jack Hall, the sitting Labor member. Hall had been suffering from ill health and died before the by-election was held. Aged only 27 when elected, Cook retained Albany at the 1971 state election, but was defeated by the Liberal Party's Leon Watt at the 1974 election.[2] After leaving parliament, he operated a tour company in the Mid West. He later lived in Queensland, eventually retiring to Renmark, South Australia.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wyndham Truran Cook – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 27 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
Jack Hall
Member for Albany
1970–1974
Succeeded by
Leon Watt