Electoral district of Bateman

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Bateman (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 2008–present
MP Matt Taylor
Party Liberal
Namesake Bateman
Electors 26,024 (2017)
Area 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan or bourgeois

Bateman is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The district shares its name with the southern Perth suburb of Bateman, situated in the central part of the electorate. Both the electorate and the suburb are named after members of the Bateman family who established their home ‘Grasmere’ at nearby Bulls Creek in 1886.[1] The seat was created as a result of the 2007 electoral redistribution, largely replacing the former Murdoch electorate. Bateman is regarded as a safe Liberal seat, as Murdoch (itself largely replaced by Jandakot between 1989 and 1996[2]) had been held by the party since the seat's creation in 1977.

Members for Bateman[edit]

Member Party Term
  Christian Porter Liberal 2008–2013
  Matt Taylor Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Bateman
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Matt Taylor 12,697 64.1 +11.9
Labor Rob Chasland 5,044 25.5 –4.1
Greens Rebecca Leighton 2,081 10.5 –2.4
Total formal votes 19,822 93.2 –2.3
Informal votes 1,451 6.8 +2.3
Turnout 21,273 91.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Matt Taylor 13,440 67.8 +8.4
Labor Rob Chasland 6,372 32.2 –8.4
Liberal hold Swing +8.4


  1. ^ http://www.melvillecity.com.au/about/city-profile/suburb-fact-sheets/Bateman.pdf
  2. ^ An examination of the electoral boundaries of Murdoch and the former seat of Jandakot shows them to have similar boundaries. The newly created seat of Jandakot, though it takes in some areas currently within the Murdoch boundary, is much larger than its previous incarnation in the period 1989-96. See http://www.boundarieswa.com/2007/Final-Boundaries/South_Metropolitan/Jandakot/.

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