Patrick Darcy Hills
Patrick Darcy Hills (1917–1992) was an Alderman and Mayor, member of State Parliament and Minister. In 1954 he won the seat of Phillip and was a member of the House of Assembly until 1988. His career in the Labor Party hinged on his ability to rally the Catholic vote, especially after the ALP/DLP split.
The party leaders also needed him to purge a corrupt inner-city political machine. During the Wran Government (1976-1986) Hills was the main factional boss in these electorates but failed to prevent continuing corruptions.
A journalist described interviewing him as ‘trying to interview a charming, polite clam’.