Electoral district of Albany
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
|Area||4,312 km2 (1,664.9 sq mi)|
Albany is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Albany is named for the port and regional city of Western Australia which falls within its borders. It is one of the oldest electorates in Western Australia, with its first member having been elected in the inaugural 1890 elections of the Legislative Assembly. It is regarded as a swinging seat, and has been held by the Australian Labor Party since the 2001 election, at which the present Member, Peter Watson, was first elected.
As at the 2007 redistribution, the electoral district of Albany has the same boundaries as the City of Albany, including Albany and its suburbs, the nearby towns of Elleker, Kalgan, Lower King, Torbay. This represents a significant expansion of its boundaries, in part due to the "one-vote one-value" electoral legislation which largely abolished malapportionment between country and metropolitan electorates in the Legislative Assembly. Prior to 2007, the electorate was largely limited to Albany and its suburbs–the additional sections were within the now abolished electorate of Stirling.
Members for Albany
|Lancel de Hamel||Oppositionist||1890–1894|
|Western Australian state election, 2013: Albany|
|WA Nationals||Robert Sutton||4,357||20.7||+7.4|
|Greens WA||Diane Evers||1,137||5.4||–2.2|
|Family First||Barry Critchison||386||1.8||–0.4|
|Total formal votes||21,056||96.2||–0.9|
- Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - South West Region - Albany". Retrieved 2008-08-05.
- Western Australian Electoral Commission (4 August 2003). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - - South West Region - Albany". Retrieved 2008-01-12.
- "Albany District Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 17 March 2013.
- Electorate Profile (Antony Green, ABC)