Electoral district of Girrawheen

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Girrawheen
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Girrawheen (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Margaret Quirk
Party Labor
Namesake Girrawheen
Electors 28,422 (2017)
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

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

The district is based in Perth's northern suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Labor seat.

Geography[edit]

Girrawheen is located in Perth's northern suburbs. It is bounded to the west by the Mitchell Freeway, to the south by the Reid Highway and to the east by Mirrabooka Avenue. Its northern-most boundary is Hepburn Avenue. The districts includes the suburbs of Girrawheen, Marangaroo, Balga, Warwick and a large section of Hamersley.

History[edit]

Girrawheen was first created for the 1996 state election. It largely replaced the abolished district of Marangaroo.

Members for Girrawheen[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ted Cunningham Labor 1996–2001
  Margaret Quirk Labor 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Girrawheen[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Margaret Quirk 13,452 56.5 +12.0
Liberal Dame Krcoski 6,484 27.2 −14.9
Greens Mushfiq Shah 1,353 5.7 +0.1
Christians David Phillips 905 3.8 +0.1
Family First Che Tam Nguyen 662 2.8 −1.3
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Raymond Roach 607 2.5 +2.5
Micro Business Sahaj Singh 356 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 23,819 94.5 +2.3
Informal votes 1,375 5.5 −2.3
Turnout 25,194 88.6 +6.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Margaret Quirk 15,883 66.7 +14.0
Liberal Dame Krcoski 7,927 33.3 −14.0
Labor hold Swing +14.0

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]