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
<< 19891996 >>

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  

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (32)
Marginal
Murray Arthur Marshall LIB 1.3%
Wanneroo Wayde Smith LIB 1.3%
Dianella Kim Hames LIB 1.4%
Bunbury Ian Osborne LIB 1.6%
Roleystone Fred Tubby LIB 4.0%
Swan Hills June van de Klashorst LIB 4.6%
Collie Hilda Turnbull NAT 5.5%
Moore Bill McNee LIB 5.8% v NAT
Fairly safe
Whitford Rob Johnson LIB 6.1%
Scarborough George Strickland LIB 6.2%
Mandurah Roger Nicholls LIB 8.6%
Geraldton Bob Bloffwitch LIB 9.6%
Safe
Albany Kevin Prince LIB 10.0%
Melville Doug Shave LIB 10.3%
Riverton Graham Kierath LIB 10.5%
Kingsley Cheryl Edwardes LIB 12.8%
South Perth Phillip Pendal LIB 13.2% v IND
Merredin Hendy Cowan NAT 15.6% v LIB
Jandakot Mike Board LIB 15.9%
Avon Max Trenorden NAT 16.0%
Wellington John Bradshaw LIB 17.2%
Darling Range John Day LIB 18.3%
Roe Ross Ainsworth NAT 18.6% v LIB
Warren Paul Omodei LIB 19.9%
Marmion Jim Clarko LIB 20.4%
Nedlands Richard Court LIB 20.7%
Cottesloe Colin Barnett LIB 21.2%
Vasse Barry Blaikie LIB 21.2%
Applecross Richard Lewis LIB 21.3%
Greenough Kevin Minson LIB 22.9%
Stirling Monty House NAT 25.3% v LIB
Wagin Bob Wiese NAT 27.7% v LIB
LABOR SEATS (24)
Marginal
Helena Gordon Hill ALP 0.2%
Perth Diana Warnock ALP 0.3%
Northern Rivers Kevin Leahy ALP 1.8%
Glendalough Carmen Lawrence ALP 2.7%
Mitchell David Smith ALP 2.9%
Kenwick Judyth Watson ALP 4.0%
Balcatta Nick Catania ALP 4.4%
Nollamara John Kobelke ALP 4.7%
Belmont Eric Ripper ALP 4.8%
Victoria Park Geoff Gallop ALP 5.0%
Armadale Kay Hallahan ALP 5.3%
Rockingham Mike Barnett ALP 5.5%
Thornlie Yvonne Henderson ALP 5.7%
Fairly safe
Fremantle Jim McGinty ALP 6.4%
Maylands Judy Edwards ALP 7.6%
Morley Clive Brown ALP 7.6%
Kalgoorlie Ian Taylor ALP 7.7%
Ashburton Fred Riebeling ALP 8.1%
Eyre Julian Grill ALP 8.5%
Safe
Peel Norm Marlborough ALP 10.7%
Marangaroo Ted Cunningham ALP 12.3%
Cockburn Bill Thomas ALP 14.0%
Kimberley Ernie Bridge ALP 15.4%
Pilbara Larry Graham ALP 16.9%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (1)
Floreat Elizabeth Constable IND 12.8% v LIB


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