Peter Allan La Fontaine
Peter Allan La Fontaine was a solicitor and Labor party member in Pyrmont when he was elected in Phillip Ward in 1974. During his second term, Labor and the Civic Reform group were evenly balanced, and Labor gained the upper hand when one of the Civic Reform group defected.
La Fontaine caused great dismay in 1980 when he resigned, unexpectedly. That move restored Civic Reform’s majority, and led to La Fontaine’s expulsion from the Labor Party.
Michael R Matthews, Pyrmont & Ultimo: a History