Electoral district of Blackwood-Stirling

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Blackwood-Stirling
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 2008–present
MP Terry Redman
Party National
Namesake Blackwood River; Stirling Range
Area 24,934 km2 (9,627.1 sq mi)
Demographic South West

Blackwood-Stirling was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The district takes parts of the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.

Politically, Blackwood-Stirling was a conservative seat. It is theoretically competitive between the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics: the Liberal Party and the National Party.

History[edit]

Blackwood-Stirling was first created for the 2008 state election. It was essentially an almagamation of the Liberal-held district of Warren-Blackwood and the National-held district of Stirling, although parts of each ended up in neighbouring districts. 52 per cent of the new district's voters came from the former district, whilst 37 per cent came from the latter. The remainder were previously a part of the National-held district of Wagin. The former member for Stirling, National MP Terry Redman, won the seat at the election.

Geography[edit]

Blackwood-Stirling incorporated the following government councils: Shire of Boyup Brook, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Manjimup, Shire of Nannup, Shire of Plantagenet as well as a southern portion of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

Members for Blackwood-Stirling[edit]

Member Party Term
  Terry Redman National 2008–2013

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2008: Blackwood-Stirling[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WA Nationals Terry Redman 8,003 44.91 +28.4
Liberal Wade de Campo 4,518 25.35 −15.6
Labor Raymond Phillips 2,527 14.18 −4.7
Greens WA Luke Petersen 1,837 10.31 +1.1
Christian Democrats Graham Lawn 350 1.96 +0.3
Family First Stephen Carson 264 1.48 −1.0
Independent Ken Gunson 176 0.99 +0.99
Independent Keith Smith 145 0.81 +0.81
Total formal votes 17,820 96.14
Informal votes 715 3.86
Turnout 18,535 89.44
Two-candidate-preferred result
WA Nationals Terry Redman 11,992 67.34 N/A
Liberal Wade de Campo 5,816 32.66 N/A
WA Nationals hold Swing N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 State General Election Details: District of Blackwood-Stirling Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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