Electoral district of Willagee

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Willagee
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Peter Tinley
Party Labor
Namesake Willagee
Area 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

Willagee is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Willagee has at all times been a safe Labor seat.

Geography[edit]

Willagee is a north–south elongated electorate in Perth's south, to the east and south-east of Fremantle. It includes:

History[edit]

Willagee was first created at the 1994 redistribution ahead of the 1996 state election. It was won by Labor candidate Alan Carpenter, who later served as Minister for Education and other portfolios in the Gallop Ministry. Following Geoff Gallop's retirement from politics in January 2006, Carpenter became Premier, which he remained until the 2008 state election, at which Labor lost its majority. He retired from politics effective 2 October 2009 and the resulting by-election, held on 28 November, was won by Labor candidate Peter Tinley.

Members for Willagee[edit]

Member Party Term
  Alan Carpenter Labor 1996–2009
  Peter Tinley Labor 2009–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Willagee
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Peter Tinley 9,280 46.5 –5.6
Liberal Samuel Piipponen 7,097 35.6 +5.7
Greens Alisha Ryans-Taylor 2,634 13.2 –4.1
Sam Wainwright 397 2.0 +2.0
Independent Teresa Van Lieshout 361 1.8 +1.8
Independent Wayne Shortland 181 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 19,950 93.3 +0.3
Informal votes 1,431 6.7 -0.3
Turnout 21,381 89.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Peter Tinley 12,080 60.6 –4.5
Liberal Samuel Piipponen 7,856 39.4 +4.5
Labor hold Swing –4.5

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