|Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
|Preceded by||John Kobelke|
|Succeeded by||David Michael|
15 April 1957 |
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Christopher David "Chris" Hatton (born 15 April 1957) is an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 2013 to 2017, representing the seat of Balcatta.
Hatton was born in Perth. He worked as a schoolteacher before entering politics, teaching both in the country and at metropolitan schools. Hatton first ran for parliament at the 2008 state election, standing against John Kobelke (the Labor incumbent) in Balcatta. He polled 47.7 percent of the two-party-preferred vote, a positive swing of 6.9 points from the previous election. Hatton ran again at the 2013 election, at which Kobelke retired. Balcatta had been one of the most marginal seats prior to the election, and fell to the Liberals after a 9.5-point swing in Hatton's favour. He was defeated in 2017.
- Inaugural Speech – Mr Chris Hatton, MLA (Member for Balcatta), Hansard (Legislative Assembly), 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Balcatta, 2008 Western Australian Election, ABC. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- "Change puts Balcatta in the balance", The West Australian, 22 February 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
- Balcatta(Key Seat), WA Votes 2013, ABC News. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
|Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Balcatta