Electoral district of Kwinana

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Kwinana
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Kwinana (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 2008–present
Namesake City of Kwinana
Electors 25,710 (2017)
Area 142 km2 (54.8 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

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

The district is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth.

History[edit]

Kwinana was first created for the 2008 state election. It was a new urban seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. For the most part it combined the southern portion of the district of Cockburn with the northern part of the district of Peel; it also took in territory previously covered by the districts of Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

At its creation, Kwinana was calculated to have a Labor Party majority of 69.2% to 30.8% versus the Liberal Party,[1] making it a very safe Labor seat. However, Labor candidate Roger Cook won the seat only narrowly against independent challenger Carol Adams, prevailing 50.79% to 49.21%.[2] Adams, the mayor of Kwinana, launched her independent candidacy after unsuccessfully contesting Labor preselection for the seat.[3]

Geography[edit]

Kwinana includes all the local government area of the City of Kwinana as well as a part of the City of Rockingham. The district takes in the suburbs of Naval Base, Hope Valley, Mandogalup, Wandi, Kwinana Beach, Postans, The Spectacles, Anketell, Medina, Orelia, Calista, Kwinana Town Centre, Parmelia, Bertram, Casuarina, Leda, Wellard, Hillman, as well as parts of Cooloongup, Waikiki and Baldivis.

Members for Kwinana[edit]

Member Party Term
  Roger Cook Labor 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Kwinana[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Roger Cook 11,592 55.4 +14.4
Liberal Bianca Talbot 4,824 23.0 −13.1
One Nation Tim Taylor 1,968 9.4 +9.4
Greens Jody Freeman 1,742 8.3 +1.6
Christians Eleanor Morel 516 2.5 +1.6
Micro Business Joshua Hyde 298 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 20,940 95.1 +1.6
Informal votes 1,078 4.9 −1.6
Turnout 22,018 85.6 −1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Roger Cook 14,251 68.1 +13.7
Liberal Bianca Talbot 6,683 31.9 −13.7
Labor hold Swing +13.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Green. "2007 Redistribution". ABC. 
  2. ^ "District of Kwinana Two Candidate Preferred Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2008. 
  3. ^ "Kwinana Mayor lashes out at ALP". ABC. 21 May 2008. 
  4. ^ Kwinana District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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