Division of Hasluck

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Hasluck
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hasluck 2010.png
Division of Hasluck (green) in Western Australia
Created 2001
MP Ken Wyatt
Party Liberal
Namesake Paul Hasluck; Alexandra Hasluck
Electors 98,464 (2013)
Area 245 km2 (94.6 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Hasluck is an electoral division of the Australian House of Representatives, located in Western Australia.

The division was proclaimed at a redistribution of Western Australia's electoral divisions on 20 November 2000,[1] and first contested at the 2001 federal election. The eponyms of the division are Sir Paul Hasluck, the Governor-General of Australia from 1969 to 1974, and his wife, Alexandra Hasluck, an author.

Hasluck is a marginal division; the suburban northern and southern areas of the division favour the Labor Party; the remainder of the division is less urbanised and favours the Liberal Party. The division changed hands between the Labor Party and Liberal Party at the first four elections it was contested. At the 2013 federal election there was a swing towards the incumbent Liberal member Ken Wyatt, breaking this pattern.

Ken Wyatt is the first Indigenous Australian member of the House of Representatives.

Geography[edit]

The division is located in the eastern suburbs of Perth, and includes the following suburbs:

Swan/Mundaring Shire of Kalamunda City of Gosnells

* Split between Hasluck and Pearce.
** Split between Hasluck and Canning.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sharryn Jackson Labor 2001–2004
  Stuart Henry Liberal 2004–2007
  Sharryn Jackson Labor 2007–2010
  Ken Wyatt Liberal 2010–present

Electoral results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Hasluck[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ken Wyatt 38,951 45.42 +3.43
Labor Adrian Evans 28,081 32.74 −4.79
Greens Peter Langlands 6,546 7.63 −5.15
Palmer United Robin Scott 5,885 6.86 +6.86
Sex Party Chris Munro 2,236 2.61 +2.61
Christians Jason Whittaker 2,130 2.48 +2.48
Family First Kyran Sharrin 1,365 1.59 −0.67
Katter's Australian Daniel Stevens 569 0.66 +0.66
Total formal votes 85,763 94.32 −0.04
Informal votes 5,163 5.68 +0.04
Turnout 90,926 92.34 −0.73
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ken Wyatt 47,057 54.87 +4.30
Labor Adrian Evans 38,706 45.13 −4.30
Liberal hold Swing +4.30

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report". 2000 Redistribution of Western Australia - Final Report (Australian Electoral Commission). 20 November 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ WA DIVISION - HASLUCK, Virtual Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission, Thursday, 26 September 2013 07:11:24 PM. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 31°59′49″S 116°00′29″E / 31.997°S 116.008°E / -31.997; 116.008