Electoral district of Bunbury

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Bunbury
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bunbury (dark green) south of the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1890–present
MP Don Punch
Party Labor
Namesake Bunbury
Electors 27,943 (2017)
Area 82 km2 (31.7 sq mi)
Demographic South West

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

The district, taking in the city of Bunbury has existed continuously since 1890, being one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 general election. From 1974 to 2005 the seat was always held by the party of government, making it an effective bellwether. Two early Premiers of Western Australia, Sir John Forrest and Sir Newton Moore, held Bunbury during their time in office. However, after Moore's retirement in 1911, another member for Bunbury was not appointed to a cabinet post until 2008, when John Castrilli became Minister for Local Government under Colin Barnett.

Members for Bunbury[edit]

Member Party Term
  Sir John Forrest Ministerial 1890–1901
  Thomas Hayward Ministerial 1901–1904
  Sir Newton Moore Ministerial 1904–1911
  William Thomas Labor 1911–1917
  National Labor 1917
  Griffin Money Nationalist 1917–1924
  Frederick Withers Labor 1924–1947
  James Murray Liberal 1947–1949
  LCL 1949–1950
  Frank Guthrie Labor 1950–1955
  George Roberts LCL 1955–1962
  Maurice Williams LCL 1962–1968
  Liberal 1968–1973
  John Sibson Liberal 1973–1983
  Phil Smith Labor 1983–1993
  Ian Osborne Liberal 1993–2001
  Tony Dean Labor 2001–2005
  John Castrilli Liberal 2005–2017
  Don Punch Labor 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Bunbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Don Punch 10,099 43.9 +14.4
Liberal Ian Morison 5,118 22.2 −30.0
National James Hayward 3,162 13.7 +6.4
One Nation Samuel Brown 2,050 8.9 +8.9
Greens WA Michael Baldock 1,559 6.8 +0.4
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Bernie Masters 804 3.5 +3.5
Flux the System! Anthony Shannon 172 0.7 +0.7
Micro Business Aldo Del Popolo 65 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 23,029 95.2 +1.3
Informal votes 1,150 4.8 −1.3
Turnout 24,179 86.5 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Don Punch 14,003 60.8 +23.0
Liberal Ian Morison 9,010 39.2 −23.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +23.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bunbury District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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