Western Australian Legislative Council

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Legislative Council
41st Parliament
Founded7 February 1832; 192 years ago (7 February 1832)
Alanna Clohesy, Labor
since 25 May 2021
Chair of Committees
Martin Aldridge, National
since 25 May 2021
Leader of the Government
Sue Ellery, Labor
since 17 March 2017
Deputy Leader of the Government
Stephen Dawson, Labor
since 17 March 2017
Government Whip
Pierre Yang, Labor
since 16 May 2018
Political groups
Government (21)

  Labor (21)
Opposition (9)
  Liberal (7)[a]
  National (3)
Crossbench (6)
  Legalise Cannabis (2)
  Greens (1)

  Independent (2)[b]
Length of term
4 years
Single transferable vote
Last election
13 March 2021
Next election
8 March 2025
Meeting place
Legislative Council Chamber
Parliament House, Perth
Western Australia, Australia
WA Legislative Council

The Western Australian Legislative Council is the upper house of the Parliament of Western Australia.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. After the 2021 election, the Nationals and Liberals formed an opposition alliance. However, it is not a formal coalition and both parties maintain their independence from each other.
  2. Current independent MLCs: Ben Dawkins (South West) and Wilson Tucker (Mining and Pastoral)

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