Electoral district of Cockburn

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1962–present
MP Fran Logan
Party Labor
Namesake City of Cockburn
Area 77 km2 (29.7 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

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

The district is based in Perth's south-western suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Labor seat.


Cockburn is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth. It is a coastal electorate, lying to the west of the Kwinana Freeway. The district includes the suburbs of Cockburn Central, Yangebup, Munster, Beeliar, Success, Henderson, Wattleup, Hammond Park, most of Coogee and Spearwood, as well as parts of Bibra Lake and South Lake.


Cockburn was first contested at the 1962 state election. The seat's first member was Henry Curran, who had previously been the member for South Fremantle.

Cockburn has been at all times held by the Labor Party.

Members for Cockburn[edit]

Member Party Term
  Henry Curran Labor 1962–1968
  Alexander Taylor Labor 1968–1984
  Clive Hughes Labor 1984–1986
  Norm Marlborough Labor 1986–1989
  Bill Thomas Labor 1989–2001
  Fran Logan Labor 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Cockburn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Fran Logan 10,628 47.8 –0.5
Liberal Don Barrett 9,336 42.0 +10.1
Greens Shannon Hewitt 1,687 7.6 –5.0
Independent Derek Rosborough 578 2.6 +2.6
Total formal votes 22,229 94.7 +2.1
Informal votes 1,235 5.3 -2.1
Turnout 23,464 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Fran Logan 11,993 54.1 –5.1
Liberal Don Barrett 10,178 45.9 +5.1
Labor hold Swing –5.1


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