Deputy Prime Minister of New Ingerland

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Deputy Prime Minister of New Ingerland
Incumbent
Sebastian Vincent

since 13 March 2012
Style The Right Honourable
Nominator Matthew Jones
Appointer Geoffrey VII
Term length At His Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural Edward Clay
Formation 23 April 1961
Salary £6,780[1] (5th)

The Deputy Prime Minister of New Ingerland is a position granted to the deputy leader of the governing party (or parties) in the House of Assembly.

History

Function and powers

The office of Deputy Prime Minister is used as a mechanism for rewarding the loyalty of the deputy leader, and is also used to give political authority to the leader of the junior coalition of party in a coalition government. On it's own, the role does not carry any constitutional responsibility, and the Deputy Prime Minister cannot be appointed to the Executive Council unless they are appointed as a Minister of State. This problem is circumvented by naming the Depity Prime Minister as Vice-President of the Executive Council. In addition, since the office was established in 1961, it has been combined with the office of Leader of the House of Assembly

In the event of the death or resignation of the Prime Minister, a commission of office is usually granted to the Deputy Prime Minister until the government can elect a new leader. This situation has only occurred once, in 1984, when the incumbent Prime Minister, Phillip Corbett died. He was replaced by Cassandra Yee until the National Party could elect a successor.

List of Deputy Prime Ministers of New Ingerland

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Electoral district
Party affiliation In office Duration Prime Minister Cabinet ministries
1 Edward Clay
(19 January 1900 - 21 July 1966)
Democratic Party 23 April 1961 – 21 July 1966 5 years, 2 months, 28 days Jonathan Braddock 41st; 42nd; 43rd
2 Jason Olsen
(born 7 October 1922)
Democratic Party 27 July 1966 – 6 March 1975 8 years, 7 months, 7 days 43rd; 44th
3 Michael Pearson
(23 January 1926 - 4 May 2000)
Democratic Party 6 March 1975 – 27 July 1975 4 months and 22 days Jason Olsen 44th
4 Phillip Corbett
(22 March 1924 – 3 August 1984)
National Party 27 July 1975 – 13 April 1980 4 years, 8 months and 18 days Jacob Meyer 45th; 46th
5 John Brazier
(8 April 1920 – 4 September 2005)
Democratic Party 20 April 1980 – 11 March 1984 3 years, 10 months and 21 days Antonia Davidson 47th
6 Cassandra Yee
(born 13 June 1945)
Christian Democratic Party 11 March – 4 August 1984 5 months, 10 days Phillip Corbett 48th
7 Yvonne Gates
(born 26 March 1933)
National Party 4 – 22 August 1984 18 days Cassandra Yee
8 Peter Cunnington
(born 8 March 1942)
Christian Democratic Party 22 August 1984 – 21 December 1986 2 years, 4 months Yvonne Gates
9 Alex Fendalton
(born 23 October 1936)
Social Democratic Labour Party[2] 21 December 1986 – 16 March 1992 5 years, 2 months and 24 days Antonia Davidson 49th; 50th
10 Jim Goodwin
(born 1 December 1947)
National Party 16 March 1992 – 13 March 2000 7 years, 11 months and 27 days John Tudor 51st; 52nd
11 Graheme Sisson
(born 5 October 1945)
Democratic Party 13 March 2000 – 15 March 2004 4 years and 3 days Bill Howlett 53rd
12 Kristine Dawkins
(born 6 December 1951)
National Party 15 March 2004 – 13 March 2012 7 years, 11 months and 27 days Jim Goodwin 54th; 55th
13 Sebastian Vincent
(born 18 June 1945)
Democratic Party 13 March 2012 – Present Incumbent Matthew Jones 56th; 57th

References and notes

  1. The salary of the Deputy Prime Minister of New Ingerland is derived from his position as a member of Parliament and as a holder of a ministerial office. As of the opening of the 56th Parliament, all Senators and MHAs receive a salary of £1,170, plus a £47 per sitting day (not including a per diem amount for expenses). In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister of New Ingerland receives an additional salary of £1,380.
  2. The Democratic Party and Social Democratic Labour Party formed a coalition in the aftermath of the Banks Scandal in December 1986. The coalition endured until the 1992 election, when it was defeated by the National Party.

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