Electoral district of Wagin

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Wagin
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1911–1950; 1989–present
MP Terry Waldron
Party National
Namesake Wagin
Area 72,488 km2 (27,987.8 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural

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

Wagin is named for the rural town of Wagin. The district covers a vast expanse of territory in Western Australia's Wheatbelt region.

The district is a safe National Party seat.

Geography[edit]

Wagin is a large rural electorate in the southern part of the Wheatbelt region. Its major population centres include Cuballing, Boddington, Brookton, Corrigin, Gnowangerup, Hyden, Lake Grace, Katanning, Kojonup, Narrogin and Wagin.

History[edit]

Wagin was first created for the 1911 state election. Until 1947, its member was Sydney Stubbs who represented several different conservative parties over that time. Stubbs was succeeded by Crawford Nalder, who would later become Country Party leader. Wagin was abolished ahead of the 1950 state election whence Nalder instead became the member for Katanning.

Wagin was recreated at the 1989 state election. The first member of the recreated seat was National MP Bob Wiese, formerly the member for Narrogin; the district that Wagin largely replaced. Wiese was succeeded by current member and National MP Terry Waldron at the 2001 state election.

Members for Wagin[edit]

Wagin (1911–1950)
Member Party Term
  Sydney Stubbs Liberal (WA) 1911–1917
  Country 1917–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1927
  Country 1927–1947
  Crawford Nalder Country 1947–1950
Wagin (1989–present)
Member Party Term
  Bob Wiese National 1989–2001
  Terry Waldron National 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Wagin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
WA Nationals Terry Waldron 12,108 63.7 +0.4
Liberal Phillip Blight 3,316 17.4 +0.3
Labor Josh Stokes 2,122 11.2 +0.4
Greens Shirley Collins 849 4.5 +0.7
Christians Jacky Young 620 3.3 –0.6
Total formal votes 19,015 95.6 –1.1
Informal votes 869 4.4 +1.1
Turnout 19,884 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Phillip Blight 14,408 75.8 +0.9
Labor Josh Stokes 4,588 24.2 –0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
WA Nationals Terry Waldron 14,623 76.9 –1.5
Liberal Phillip Blight 4,390 23.1 +1.5
WA Nationals hold Swing –1.5

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