Electoral district of Ashburton

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Ashburton
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1890–1901; 1989–1996
Namesake Shire of Ashburton


Ashburton was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1901 and again from 1989 to 1996.

The district was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 election. It was located in the remote north-west of the state. The seat was abolished ahead of the 1901 election.

Revived for the 1989 election, Ashburton was won by Labor candidate Pam Buchanan, previously the member for Pilbara. Buchanan, by this time an independent, resigned the seat in 1991 due to ill-health, triggering a by-election won by Labor candidate Fred Riebeling. The district was abolished ahead of the 1996 election and Riebeling shifted to the new seat of Burrup at that election.

Members for Ashburton[edit]

Ashburton (1890–1901)
Member Party Term
  Septimus Burt Ministerial 1890–1900
  David Forrest Ministerial 1900–1901
Ashburton (1989–1996)
Member Party Term
  Pam Buchanan Labor 1989–1991
  Independent 1991–1992
  Fred Riebeling Labor 1992–1996

Election results[edit]