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Barry O'Farrell

43rd Premier of New South Wales and Minister for Western Sydney 2011–2014

Barry Robert O'Farrell (born 24 May 1959) is a former Australian politician. He was 43rd Premier of New South Wales[1] and Minister for Western Sydney. He was the Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party from 2007 to 2014. On 16 April 2914, O'Farrell announced his resignation as Premier after giving misleading evidence to the Independent Commission Against Corruption. He resigned on 17 April 2014. Mike Baird was elected new NSW Liberal Leader and was sworn in as the new Premier of New South Wales on 23 April 2014.

MP

Mr Barry O'Farrell
Barry O'Farrell attending the Australian Paralympian of the Year 2012 ceremony.jpg
Barry O'Farrell in 2012
43rd Premier of New South Wales
In office
28 March 2011 – 23 April 2014
GovernorMarie Bashir
DeputyAndrew Stoner
Preceded byKristina Keneally
Succeeded byMike Baird
ConstituencyKu-ring-gai
6th Minister for Western Sydney
In office
28 March 2011 – 23 April 2014
Preceded byDavid Borger
Succeeded byTBD
19th Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party
In office
4 April 2007 – 17 April 2014
DeputyJillian Skinner
Preceded byPeter Debnam
Succeeded byMike Baird
35th Leader of the Opposition in New South Wales
In office
4 April 2007 – 28 March 2011
DeputyJillian Skinner
Preceded byPeter Debnam
Succeeded byJohn Robertson
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Ku-ring-gai
In office
27 March 1999 – 6 March 2015
Preceded byStephen O'Doherty
Succeeded byAlister Henskens
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Northcott
In office
25 March 1995 – 26 March 1999
Preceded byBruce Baird
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
BornMay 24, 1959
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s)Rosemary Cowan
ChildrenTom O'Farrell
Willy O'Farrell
Occupationpolitician
Professionpublic servant

On 24 November 2014, O'Farrell announced his intention not to stand for re-election at the 2015 NSW election and to retire from politics. The Liberal candidate Alister Henskens was elected to succeed O'Farrell.[2]


ReferencesEdit

  1. "NSW Premier". NSW Government. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. Nicholls, Sean (24 November 2014). "Barry O'Farrell announces his retirement from NSW Parliament". former NSW premier Barry O'Farrell has announced he will not recontest his seat of Ku-ring-gai at next year's state election. Fairfax Media. Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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