Electoral district of Blackwood-Stirling
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
|Namesake||Blackwood River; Stirling Range|
|Area||24,934 km2 (9,627.1 sq mi)|
Blackwood-Stirling was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district takes parts of the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.
Politically, Blackwood-Stirling was a conservative seat. It was theoretically competitive between the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics are the Liberal Party and the National Party.
Blackwood-Stirling was first created for the 2008 state election. It was essentially an almagamation of the Liberal-held district of Warren-Blackwood and the National-held district of Stirling, although parts of each ended up in neighbouring districts. 52 per cent of the new district's voters came from the former district, whilst 37 per cent came from the latter. The remainder were previously a part of the National-held district of Wagin. The former member for Stirling, National MP Terry Redman, won the seat at the election.
Prior to the 2013 state election an electoral redistribution shifted the district to the west, moving many of the former Stirling voters into the district of Wagin and adding voters from the district of Collie-Preston. The realigned district was now essentially an expanded version of the old Warren-Blackwood district and the former name was resumed.
Blackwood-Stirling incorporated the following government councils: Shire of Boyup Brook, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Manjimup, Shire of Nannup, Shire of Plantagenet as well as a southern portion of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.
Members for Blackwood-Stirling
|Liberal||Wade de Campo||4,518||25.35||−15.6|
|Christian Democrats||Graham Lawn||350||1.96||+0.3|
|Family First||Stephen Carson||264||1.48||−1.0|
|Total formal votes||17,820||96.14|
|Liberal||Wade de Campo||5,816||32.66||N/A|
- "2008 State General Election Details: District of Blackwood-Stirling Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2011.