Western Australian state election, 2005

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Western Australian state election, 2005
Western Australia
2001 ←
26 February 2005 (2005-02-26) → 2008

All 57 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 34 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Council.
  First party Second party Third party
  Geoffrey Gallop Midland.jpg Colin Barnett (formal) crop.jpg
Leader Geoff Gallop Colin Barnett Max Trenorden
Party Labor Liberal National
Leader since 8 October 1996 (1996-10-08) 26 February 2001 (2001-02-26) 17 October 2001 (2001-10-17)
Leader's seat Victoria Park Cottesloe Avon
Last election 32 seats 16 seats 5 seats
Seats won 32 seats 18 seats 5 seats
Seat change Steady0 Increase2 Steady0
Percentage 41.88% 35.64% 3.69%
Swing Increase4.65 Increase4.48 Increase0.43

Premier before election

Geoff Gallop
Labor

Elected Premier

Geoff Gallop
Labor

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 26 February 2005 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Labor government, led by Premier Geoff Gallop, won a second term in office against the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Colin Barnett.

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Western Australian state election, 26 February 2005[1][2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,259,262
Votes cast 1,131,265 Turnout 89.84% –0.72%
Informal votes 59,312 Informal 5.24% +0.70%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 448,956 41.88% +4.65% 32 ± 0
  Liberal 382,014 35.64% +4.48% 18 + 2
  Greens WA 81,113 7.57% +0.30% 0 ± 0
  WA Nationals 39,548 3.69% +0.43% 5 ± 0
  Christian Democrats 31,445 2.93% +1.97% 0 ± 0
  Family First 21,701 2.02% +2.02% 0 ± 0
  One Nation 17,580 1.64% –7.94% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 4,997 0.46% –0.04% 0 ± 0
  Independent[1] 44,599 4.16% –1.41% 2 – 2
Total 1,071,953     57  
Two-Party Preferred
  Labor 559,679 52.28% –0.65%
  Liberal/National 510,937 47.72% +0.65%

Notes:

1 The Independent member for Pilbara, Larry Graham, and the Independent member for South Perth, Phillip Pendal, both retired at the 2005 election. The seats returned to the Labor and Liberal parties respectively.

Legislative Council[edit]

Western Australian state election, 26 February 2005
Legislative Council

Enrolled voters 1,259,262
Votes cast 1,133,400 Turnout 90.00% –0.70%
Informal votes 36,056 Informal 3.18% +0.54%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 475,717 43.35% +5.41% 16 + 3
  Liberal 407,306 37.12% +3.16% 15 + 3
  WA Nationals 23,985 2.19% –0.21% 1 ± 0
  Greens WA 82,507 7.52% –0.48% 2 – 3
  Christian Democrats 25,011 2.28% +0.74% 0 ± 0
  Family First 22,037 2.01% +2.01% 0 ± 0
  One Nation 17,435 1.59% –8.29% 0 – 3[1]
  Democrats 10,180 0.93% –2.79% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 19,314 1.76% +1.62% 0 ± 0
  Independent 13,852 1.26% –1.18% 0 ± 0
Total 1,097,344     34  

Notes:

1 By the time of the 2005 election, the One Nation Party actually held no seats, as the three members elected in 2001 election had resigned to sit as independents, later joining the New Country Party. None managed to retain their seats.

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-2005 Swing Post-2005
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Bunbury   Labor Tony Dean 0.2 0.8 0.6 John Castrilli Liberal  
Central Kimberley-Pilbara   Independent Larry Graham 16.2 N/A 13.8* Tom Stephens Labor  
Greenough   Liberal Jamie Edwards 0.9 12.6 11.7 Grant Woodhams National  
Kingsley   Liberal Cheryl Edwardes 2.5 3.6 1.1 Judy Hughes Labor  
Murray   Labor notional 0.7 1.2 0.5 Murray Cowper Liberal  
South Perth   Independent Phillip Pendal 14.1 N/A 6.0* John McGrath Liberal  
Roe   National Ross Ainsworth 21.7 25.0 3.3 Graham Jacobs Liberal  
  • Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.
  • *Figure is Labor vs. Liberal

Post-election pendulum[edit]

LABOR SEATS (32)
Marginal
Kingsley Judy Hughes ALP 0.8%
Albany Peter Watson ALP 1.4%
Riverton Tony McRae ALP 1.7%
Geraldton Shane Hill ALP 2.1%
Joondalup Tony O'Gorman ALP 3.3%
Kimberley Carol Martin ALP 3.3%
North West Coastal Fred Riebeling ALP 3.7%
Swan Hills Jaye Radisich ALP 3.8%
Mindarie John Quigley ALP 4.0%
Fairly safe
Wanneroo Dianne Guise ALP 6.7%
Murchison-Eyre John Bowler ALP 8.1%
Yokine Bob Kucera ALP 8.2%
Midland Michelle Roberts ALP 8.5%
Collie-Wellington Mick Murray ALP 9.3%
Balcatta John Kobelke ALP 9.9%
Safe
Belmont Eric Ripper ALP 10.8%
Southern River Paul Andrews ALP 11.8%
Perth John Hyde ALP 12.0%
Mandurah David Templeman ALP 12.3%
Rockingham Mark McGowan ALP 12.3%
Armadale Alannah MacTiernan ALP 13.0%
Ballajura John D'Orazio ALP 13.5%
Central Kimberley-Pilbara Tom Stephens ALP 13.6%
Kenwick Sheila McHale ALP 13.6%
Bassendean Martin Whitely ALP 13.7%
Fremantle Jim McGinty ALP 14.4%
Victoria Park Geoff Gallop ALP 16.0%
Cockburn Fran Logan ALP 16.4%
Willagee Alan Carpenter ALP 16.4%
Maylands Judy Edwards ALP 16.5%
Girrawheen Margaret Quirk ALP 23.4%
LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (23)
Marginal
Bunbury John Castrilli LIB 0.4%
Murray Murray Cowper LIB 0.8%
Vasse Troy Buswell LIB 0.9% v IND
Serpentine-Jarrahdale Tony Simpson LIB 1.2%
Greenough Grant Woodhams NAT 1.3% v LIB
Darling Range John Day LIB 3.1%
Dawesville Kim Hames LIB 4.1%
Hillarys Rob Johnson LIB 4.2%
Carine Katie Hodson-Thomas LIB 4.7%
Roe Graham Jacobs LIB 5.6% v NAT
South Perth John McGrath LIB 5.8%
Murdoch Trevor Sprigg LIB 5.9%
Fairly safe
Stirling Terry Redman NAT 7.0% v LIB
Leschenault Dan Sullivan LIB 7.7%
Nedlands Sue Walker LIB 8.4%
Capel Steve Thomas LIB 9.2%
Kalgoorlie Matt Birney LIB 9.6%
Safe
Cottesloe Colin Barnett LIB 11.7%
Warren-Blackwood Paul Omodei LIB 15.0%
Merredin Brendon Grylls NAT 15.5% v LIB
Moore Gary Snook LIB 17.3%
Avon Max Trenorden NAT 22.1%
Wagin Terry Waldron NAT 28.4%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (2)
Alfred Cove Janet Woollard IND 4.6% v LIB
Churchlands Elizabeth Constable IND 20.7% v LIB

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parliament of Western Australia, Assembly election". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  2. ^ Antony Green (February 2006). "Western Australian State Election 2005". Western Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 24 April 2013.