Electoral district of Bicton

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Bicton
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bicton (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 2017–present
MP Lisa O'Malley
Party Labor Party
Namesake Bicton
Electors 26,009 (2017)
Area 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan Region

Bicton is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It is located in Perth's southern suburbs, and named after the riverside suburb of Bicton.

Bicton was created by the Western Australian Electoral Commission in a 2015 redistribution, and elected its first member at the 2017 state election. It incorporates areas that previously fell into the seats of Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle, and Willagee.

Geography[edit]

At the 2017 state election, Bicton includes the suburbs of Attadale, Bicton, and Melville in their entireties, most of East Fremantle and Palmyra, and smaller portions of Alfred Cove, Fremantle, and Myaree. It is bounded by Stirling Highway to the west, High Street and Leach Highway to the south, North Lake Road to the east, and the Swan River to the north.[1]

Members for Bicton[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lisa O'Malley Labor 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Bicton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Matt Taylor 9,734 43.0 −9.9
Labor Lisa O'Malley 8,955 39.6 +11.8
Greens Louise Dickmann 2,406 10.6 −1.1
Independent Steve Kepert 734 3.2 +3.2
Animal Justice Colleen Saporita 325 1.4 +1.4
Christians Stephen Wardell-Johnson 237 1.0 +1.0
Micro Business Richard Korfanty 226 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 22,617 97.0 +2.1
Informal votes 695 3.0 −2.1
Turnout 23,312 89.6 +3.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lisa O'Malley 11,968 52.9 +13.0
Liberal Matt Taylor 10,641 47.1 −13.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +13.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Final Boundaries by Region and District, Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Bicton District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

External links[edit]

  • ABC Election Profiles: 2017
  • WAEC District Maps: 2015