Western Australian state election, 1993

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Western Australian state election, 1993
Western Australia
1989 ←
6 February 1993 (1993-02-06)
→ 1996

All 57 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 34 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Council
  First party Second party
  Carmenlawrence.jpg
Leader Richard Court Carmen Lawrence
Party Liberal/National coalition Labor
Leader since 12 May 1992 12 February 1990
Leader's seat Nedlands Glendalough
Last election 26 seats 31 seats
Seats won 32 seats 24 seats
Seat change Increase6 Decrease7
Popular vote 505,391 406,087
Percentage 55.45% 44.55%
Swing Increase3.07 Decrease3.07

Premier before election

Carmen Lawrence
Labor

Elected Premier

Richard Court
Liberal/National coalition

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 6 February 1993 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The three-term Labor government, led by Premier Dr Carmen Lawrence since 12 February 1990, was defeated by the Liberal-National coalition, led by Opposition Leader Richard Court since 12 May 1992.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Western Australian state election, 6 February 1993
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled Voters 1,016,750
Votes Cast 950,698 Turnout 93.50% +2.77%
Informal Votes 39,220 Informal 4.13% –3.22%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal 402,402 44.15% +1.36% 26 + 6
  Labor 338,008 37.08% –5.38% 24 – 7
  WA Nationals 48,394 5.31% +0.71% 6 ± 0
  Greens WA 39,300 4.31% +3.78% 0 ± 0
  Democrats 21,147 2.32% +0.89% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 2,662 0.29% –4.90% 0 ± 0
  Independent[1] 59,182 6.49% +3.59% 1 + 1
Total 911,478     57  
Two-Party Preferred
  Liberal/National 505,391 55.45% +3.07%
  Labor 406,087 44.55% –3.07%

Notes:

1 Andrew Mensaros, the former Liberal member for Floreat, resigned from parliament on 16 May 1991 due to ill health. Dr Liz Constable, who had Mensaros's support, ran as an Independent against the endorsed Liberal candidate in the resulting by-election on 20 July 1991, and won.

Legislative Council[edit]

Western Australian state election, 6 February 1993
Legislative Council

Enrolled Voters 1,016,750
Votes Cast 952,426 Turnout 93.67% +2.94%
Informal Votes 35,643 Informal 3.74% –3.61%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Liberal 418,039 45.60% +4.45% 15 ± 0
  Labor 337,554 36.82% –4.49% 14 – 2
  WA Nationals 36,614 3.99% –1.01% 3 ± 0
  Greens WA 47,305 5.16% +1.97% 1 + 1
  Democrats 27,640 3.01% –0.31% 0 ± 0
  Grey Power 5,937 0.64% –3.38% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 5,390 0.58% –0.29% 0 ± 0
  Independent 38,304 4.18% +2.96% 1 ± 1
Total 916,783     34  

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