Yvonne Gates, Baroness Gates

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The Right Honourable

The Baroness Gates
18th Prime Minister of New Ingerland
In office
20 August 1984 – 26 November 1986
Monarch Geoffrey VII
Deputy Peter Cunningham
Preceded by Cassandra Yee
Succeeded by Antonia Davidson
Personal details
Born (1933-03-26) 26 March 1933 (age 89)
Corfe Harbour, FITZ
Political party      National
Religion Christian (Ingerian)

The Right Honourable Yvonne Helen Emily Gates DM EC (née Golbrook; born 26 March 1933), is a National Party politician who served as the seventh Prime Minister of New Ingerland from August 1984 until November 1986. Born in Sydney, Australia and trained as a marine biologist, Gates was drawn to a career in politics in the early days New Ingerland's independence. Serving as Minister of State for Home Affairs in the Meyer government and Minister of State for Finance in the Corbett cabinet, Gates was an able and ambitious minister on the up.

Elected leader of her party following the death of Phillip Corbett, Gate's time as Prime Minister proved to be brief, with a slim majority inherited in the House of Assembly compromised by her poor relationship with the Christian Democratic Party with whom the government relied as a coalition partner. Her government was eventually brought down by the Banks Scandal in late 1986 when most of the Christian Democrats crossed the floor on a motion of no confidence, forcing Gates to resign. Along with Cassandra Yee, Gates one of only two Prime Ministers to have never faced the voters in a general election.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cassandra Yee
Prime Minister of New Ingerland
1984 – 1986
Succeeded by
Antonia Davidson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Phillip Corbett
Leader of the National Party
1984 – 1986
Succeeded by
Jenny Petersen