Electoral region of Mining and Pastoral

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The electoral region of Mining and Pastoral is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the northern and eastern regions of the State. It was created by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and became effective on 22 May 1989 with five members who had been elected at the 1989 state election three months earlier. At the 2008 election, it was increased to six members.

Geography[edit]

The Region is made up of several complete Legislative Assembly districts, which change at each distribution.

Redistribution Period Electoral districts Electors % of State Area
29 April 1988[1] 22 May 1989–22 May 1997

Ashburton, Eyre, Kalgoorlie, Kimberley, Northern Rivers, Pilbara (6)

80,626 6.59% 2,210,722 km2 (853,565 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997–22 May 2005

Burrup, Eyre, Kalgoorlie, Kimberley, Ningaloo, Pilbara (6)

64,840 6.27% 2,243,711 km2 (866,302 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005–22 May 2009

Central Kimberley-Pilbara, Kalgoorlie, Kimberley, Murchison-Eyre, North West Coastal (5)

68,556 5.64% 2,223,052 km2 (858,325 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009–22 May 2017

Eyre, Kalgoorlie, Kimberley, North West, Pilbara (5)

73,776 6.18% 2,280,730 km2 (880,590 sq mi)

Representation[edit]

Distribution of seats[edit]

As 5-member seat:

Election Seats won
1989–1993          
1993–1997          
1997–2001          
2001–2005          
2005–2009          

As 6-member seat:

Election Seats won
2009–2013            
2013–2017            

Legend:

  Labor
  Liberal
  National
  Greens WA
  One Nation

Members[edit]

Since its creation, the electorate has had 20 members. All five of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members of the Legislative Council—two from the Lower North Province, two from the North Province and one from the South-East Province.

  Five member seat Six member seat
Member Party 1989–93 1993–97 1997–01 2001–05 2005–09 2009–13[a] 2013-17[b]
Tom Helm Labor/Ind.[2]      
Mark Nevill Labor/Ind.[1]      
Tom Stephens[4] Labor       –2004  
Jon Ford Labor            
Kevin Leahy[4] Labor       2004–  
Shelley Archer Labor/Ind.[5]            
Vince Catania[6] Labor         –2008  
Shelley Eaton[6] Labor         2008–  
Helen Bullock Labor            
Stephen Dawson Labor              
Robin Chapple Greens      
Phil Lockyer Liberal    
Norman Moore Liberal            
Greg Smith Liberal  
Ken Baston Liberal      
Mark Lewis Liberal  
John Fischer[3] One Nation/Ind.    
Wendy Duncan[7] National           –2013  
Dave Grills[7] National           2013–  
Jacqui Boydell National              
Notes
a Members serving for the 2009–2013 term were elected in 2008 but do not take their seats in Parliament until 22 May 2009.
b Members serving for the 2013–2017 term do not take their seats in Parliament until 22 May 2013.
1 Mark Nevill was elected as a Labor member, but resigned to sit as an independent on 23 August 1999.
2 Tom Helm was elected as a Labor member, but resigned to sit as an independent on 27 July 2000 after losing preselection to recontest his seat at the 2001 state election.
3 John Fischer was elected as a One Nation member, but resigned from the party on 1 June 2004 and served out his term as an independent.
4 Labor MLC Tom Stephens resigned his seat on 28 September 2004 to contest the federal Kalgoorlie at the 2004 election, after the existing candidate died suddenly. Kevin Leahy served as a temporary replacement for the remainder of Stephens' term. Though Stephens failed to win the Kalgoorlie contest, he was instead elected to the Legislative Assembly as the member for Central Kimberley-Pilbara on 26 February 2005.
5 Shelley Archer was elected as a Labor member, but resigned from the party on 15 November 2007 after Premier Alan Carpenter called for her expulsion from parliament over an ongoing corruption scandal. She served out her term as an Independent and, despite initial suggestions to the contrary, did not recontest.
6 Labor MLC Vince Catania resigned his seat on 17 September 2008 to contest the lower house seat of North West. Shelley Eaton was elected in the resulting countback on 12 August 2008 to serve the remainder of his term.
7 National MLC Wendy Duncan resigned her seat on 12 February 2013 to contest the lower house seat of Kalgoorlie. Dave Grills was elected in the resulting countback on 5 April 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527. 
  2. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327. 
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Electoral Regions and Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 4 August 2003. p. 2003:3475-3566. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (29 October 2007). "Mining and Pastoral Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22.