Division of Perth

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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Perth (green) in Western Australia
Created 1901
MP Alannah MacTiernan
Party Labor
Namesake Perth
Electors 95,226 (2013)
Area 78 km2 (30.1 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Perth is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. It is named after Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, where the Division is located. The division was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It extends northeast along the north bank of the Swan River from Perth, including suburbs such as Maylands, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Ashfield, Bedford, Morley, Beechboro and the Perth central business district. It is a primarily residential area, although contains an industrial area at Bayswater and major commercial centres in Perth and Morley.

Between the 1940s and 1980s, it was a marginal seat that frequently changed hands between the Liberals (and their predecessors) and Labor. Recent demographic changes have made it a fairly safe Labor seat.


Member Party Term
  James Fowler Labor 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  Edward Mann Nationalist 1922–1929
  Independent Nationalist 1929–1929
  Walter Nairn Nationalist 1929–1931
  United Australia 1931–1943
  Tom Burke Labor 1943–1955
  Fred Chaney Liberal 1955–1969
  Joe Berinson Labor 1969–1975
  Ross McLean Liberal 1975–1983
  Ric Charlesworth Labor 1983–1993
  Stephen Smith Labor 1993–2013
  Alannah MacTiernan Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Alannah MacTiernan 34,215 41.25 +1.06
Liberal Darryl Moore 33,021 39.81 +1.07
Greens Jonathan Hallett 8,801 10.61 −5.54
Palmer United Gabriel Harfouche 2,897 3.49 +3.49
Christians Paul Connelly 1,891 2.28 +2.28
Independent Ant Clark 1,025 1.24 +1.24
Family First Lesley Croll 669 0.81 −0.74
Rise Up Australia Evelyn Edney 422 0.51 +0.51
Total formal votes 82,941 94.72 −0.08
Informal votes 4,625 5.28 +0.08
Turnout 87,566 91.96 −0.08
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Alannah MacTiernan 45,079 54.35 −1.53
Liberal Darryl Moore 37,862 45.65 +1.53
Labor hold Swing −1.53


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Coordinates: 31°54′36″S 115°54′18″E / 31.910°S 115.905°E / -31.910; 115.905