56th Parliament of Guelphia

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56th Parliament of Guelphia
Parliament House

Duration: 17 April 2012 — 27 January 2016

Parliamentary leaders
Prime Minister Matthew Jones
(13 March 2012 — Present)
Opposition Leader Kristine Dawkins
(17 March 2012 — Present)

Party standings in the Assembly
Government      Democratic Party
Opposition      National Party
Third party      Social Democratic Labour Party

House of Assembly
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Members 128
Speaker Helen-Carter Jones
Leader Sebastian Vincent

Senate
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Senators 68
Lord Chancellor The Baroness Fairfax
Senate Leader Jasmine Cassidy
Opposition Leader Toby Lewis
Ministries
Cabinet ministries of the 56th Parliament
Matthew Jones
12 March 2012 — Present

Sessions
1st: 17 April 2012 — 28 November 2013
2nd: 29 April 2014 — 26 November 2015

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The 56th Parliament of Guelphia was a meeting of the Parliament of Guelphia. The Senators and Members of the House of Assembly were elected at the 2012 general election on 3 March 2012 and first assembled at midday on 17 April 2012, and was dissolved on the 27 January 2016.

Key events

  • 24 January 2012: Writs were issued by the Sovereign for a general election, and the 55th Parliament was dissolved.
  • 3 March 2012: Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, results in the Democratic Party winning a majority in the House of Assembly.
  • 16 March 2012: The writ was returned and the results formally declared.
  • 17 April 2012: 56th Parliament assembled.
  • 18 April 2012: State Opening of Parliament (1st session).
  • 28 November 2013: Parliament is prorogued, ending the first session of the 56th Parliament.
  • 29 March 2014: The Democrats lose a seat as a result of the Stanhill by-election.
  • 29 April 2014: State Opening of Parliament (2nd session).
  • 30 May 2015: The SDLP lose a seat as a result of the Port Frederick South by-election.
  • 27 October 2015: The SDLP lose a seat as a result of the death of the incumbent, no by-election is called owing to forthcoming general election.
  • 26 November 2015: The last sitting of the second session ends. Parliament is prorogued, ending the second and final session of the 56th Parliament.
  • 27 January 2016: Writs were issued by the Sovereign for a general election, and the 56th Parliament was dissolved.

Party summary

House of Assembly

Party
(Shading indicates governing party)
Total Vacant
Democratic National SDLP Independent The Speaker
End of last parliament 37 71 15 4 1 128 0
Begin 73 39 12 4 0 128 0
17 April 2012 72 1 128 0
18 November 2013 38 128 1
18 February 2014 71 128 2
1 March 2014 39 128 1
29 March 2014 40 128 0
26 March 2015 71 40 11 128 1
30 May 2015 72 40 128 0
27 October 2015 72 40 10 128 1
End 72 40 10 4 1 128 1
Latest voting share 56.25% 31.25% 7.81% 3.13% 0.78%

By-elections

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause
Badminton 02014-03-011 March 2014 Jim Goodwin National Party Jason Morgan National Party Elevation to the peerage
Stanhill 02014-03-2929 March 2014 Tony Moore Democratic Party Bill Warren National Party Resignation (ill health)
Port Frederick South 02015-05-3030 May 2015 Robert Carpenter Social Democratic Labour Party Damien Snelling Democratic Party Resignation

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