Chris Hatton

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Chris Hatton
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
9 March 2013 – 11 March 2017
Preceded by John Kobelke
Succeeded by David Michael
Constituency Balcatta
Personal details
Born (1957-04-15) 15 April 1957 (age 60)
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Liberal

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.[1] 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.[2] Hatton ran again at the 2013 election, at which Kobelke retired. Balcatta had been one of the most marginal seats prior to the election,[3] and fell to the Liberals after a 9.5-point swing in Hatton's favour.[4] He was defeated in 2017.


  1. ^ Inaugural Speech – Mr Chris Hatton, MLA (Member for Balcatta), Hansard (Legislative Assembly), 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  2. ^ Balcatta, 2008 Western Australian Election, ABC. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Change puts Balcatta in the balance", The West Australian, 22 February 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. ^ Balcatta(Key Seat), WA Votes 2013, ABC News. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John Kobelke
Member for Balcatta
Succeeded by
David Michael