Electoral district of Armadale

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Armadale
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Armadale (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1983–present
MP Tony Buti
Party Labor
Namesake Armadale
Electors 28,323 (2017)
Area 47 km2 (18.1 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

Armadale is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district is named for the southeastern Perth suburb of Armadale which falls within its borders.

History[edit]

Armadale was created at the 1982 redistribution out of parts of the seats of Dale and Gosnells.[1] It was first contested in the 1983 election at which Labor member Bob Pearce, who had previously represented Gosnells, was successful.[2] The seat has been regarded as very safe for the Labor Party since its creation, and at the 2001 election, the Liberal Party did not even field a candidate for the seat. It was held from 1996 until 2010 by Alannah MacTiernan, the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure in the Gallop and Carpenter governments.

On 25 June 2010, Alannah MacTiernan resigned from the Western Australian Legislative Assembly to run for the federal seat of Canning. A by-election occurred on 2 October 2010 and Labor candidate Tony Buti was elected. Buti was re-elected at the state elections in 2013 and 2017.

Geography[edit]

Armadale is bounded by the Tonkin Highway to the northwest, the Canning River to the northeast, and the limits of the Armadale suburban area to the south and southeast. Its boundaries include the suburbs of Armadale, Brookdale, Champion Lakes, Mount Nasura, Mount Richon, Seville Grove and Camillo, as well as Kelmscott west of the Canning River.[3]

The 2007 redistribution, which took effect at the 2008 election, resulted in the seat losing eastern Kelmscott as well as Wungong and Forrestdale.[4]

Members for Armadale[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bob Pearce Labor 1983–1993
  Kay Hallahan Labor 1993–1996
  Alannah MacTiernan Labor 1996–2010
  Tony Buti Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Armadale[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tony Buti 15,091 66.7 +13.0
Liberal Wendy Jeffery 3,814 16.9 −15.9
Greens Anthony Pyle 1,456 6.4 −0.2
Christians Nitasha Naidu 1,448 6.4 −0.6
Independent Cameron Huynh 556 2.5 +2.5
Micro Business Edward Flaherty 269 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 22,634 94.5 +1.7
Informal votes 1,325 5.5 −1.7
Turnout 23,959 84.6 +0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tony Buti 17,008 75.2 +15.5
Liberal Wendy Jeffery 5,619 24.8 −15.5
Labor hold Swing +15.5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1981 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 20 January 1982. p. 1982:113-173. 
  2. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. pp. 11–12. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - East Metropolitan - Armadale". Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (4 August 2003). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - East Metropolitan - Armadale". Archived from the original on 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  5. ^ Armadale District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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