Electoral district of Bassendean

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Dave Kelly
Party Labor
Namesake Bassendean
Area 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

Bassendean is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The district is based in the eastern suburbs of Perth. It is a safe Labor seat.


Bassendean is a compact electorate situated east of the Perth CBD. The district is bordered to the south by Swan River, to the east by the Tonkin Highway and Beechboro Road North, to the north by the Reid Highway and to the west by Lord Street. It includes the suburbs of Bassendean, Ashfield, Eden Hill, Kiara, Lockridge, as well as parts of Beechboro, Bayswater and Morley.


Bassendean was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Labor candidate Clive Brown, previously the member for Morley, which had been abolished. Brown was succeeded at the 2005 state election by Martin Whitely, previously member for the abolished Roleystone. Whitely retired at the 2013 election and was succeeded by union official Dave Kelly.

Members for Bassendean[edit]

Member Party Term
  Clive Brown Labor 1996–2005
  Martin Whitely Labor 2005–2013
  Dave Kelly Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Bassendean
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Dave Kelly 9,663 46.7 –0.7
Liberal Bob Brown 8,167 39.5 +9.6
Greens Jennie Carter 2,119 10.2 –4.9
Christians Paul Mewhor 733 3.5 –1.8
Total formal votes 20,682 91.8 -0.7
Informal votes 1,854 9.1 +0.7
Turnout 22,536 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Dave Kelly 11,397 55.1 –5.2
Liberal Bob Brown 9,273 44.9 +5.2
Labor hold Swing –5.2


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