Electoral district of Dawesville

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Dawesville
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Dawesville (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Zak Kirkup
Party Liberal
Namesake Dawesville
Electors 29,611 (2017)
Area 168 km2 (64.9 sq mi)
Demographic South West

Dawesville is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Dawesville is named for the southwestern Mandurah suburb of Dawesville which falls within its borders.

History[edit]

Dawesville was created at the 1994 redistribution due to the rapid population growth in the Mandurah region. It had previously been part of the seat of Murray, with a small portion in Mandurah.[1] Its initial member following its first contest at the 1996 election was Arthur Marshall, the former member for Murray. At the 2005 election, it was won by former Court minister Dr Kim Hames, who had been the member for Yokine but lost to Labor's Bob Kucera in 2001. Despite being a smaller quota seat under the previous system of electoral malapportionment, the 2005 one vote one value reforms did not significantly affect the seat due to rapid population growth.

Geography[edit]

Dawesville takes in the southwestern suburbs of Mandurah between the Harvey Estuary and the Indian Ocean, crossing the Dawesville Cut and including the suburbs of Halls Head, Erskine, Falcon, Wannanup, Dawesville, Bouvard and Herron. As of the 2007 redistribution it now includes areas immediately south of Mandurah's city centre such as Dudley Park and part of Coodanup, an area which is historically more Labor-oriented than the rest of the electorate.[2]

Members for Dawesville[edit]

Member Party Term
  Arthur Marshall Liberal 1996–2005
  Kim Hames Liberal 2005–2017
  Zak Kirkup Liberal 2017–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Dawesville[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Zak Kirkup 9,090 36.7 −19.3
Labor Adam Woodage 8,290 33.5 +4.5
Independent Dave Schumacher 2,494 10.1 +4.2
One Nation Lawrence Shave 2,311 9.3 +9.3
Greens Aeron Blundell-Camden 1,085 4.4 −0.7
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Russell McCarthy 641 2.6 +2.6
National Luke Pilkington 559 2.3 −0.1
Micro Business Alan Svilicic 169 0.7 +0.7
Flux the System! Liam Spence 126 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 24,765 95.1 +1.0
Informal votes 1,267 4.9 −1.0
Turnout 26,032 87.9 +4.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Zak Kirkup 12,547 50.7 −12.0
Labor Adam Woodage 12,204 49.3 +12.0
Liberal hold Swing −12.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327. 
  2. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - North Metropolitan - Cottesloe". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  3. ^ Dawesville District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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