Electoral district of Midland

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Midland
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Midland (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Michelle Roberts
Party Labor
Namesake Midland
Electors 29,603 (2017)
Area 67 km2 (25.9 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

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

The district is located in the eastern suburbs of Perth.

Midland has been held by the Labor since its creation, however it was retained by Labor at the last election by just 23 votes which made it the most marginal seat in the Western Australian parliament during the 2014–2017 term.

Geography[edit]

Midland is based in the outer eastern suburbs of Perth. It includes the communities of Bellevue, Boya, Greenmount, Guildford, Hazelmere, Helena Valley, Jane Brook, Koongamia, Midland, Midvale, Stratton, Swan View, Viveash, Woodbridge, as well as parts of the communities of Darlington, Middle Swan, Red Hill, and South Guildford.

History[edit]

Midland was first created for the 1996 state election. It largely replaced the abolished seat of Helena. The district's first representative was Labor's Michelle Roberts, previously member for the abolished Glendalough. Roberts has held the seat ever since.

Members for Midland[edit]

Member Party Term
  Michelle Roberts Labor 1996–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Midland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Michelle Roberts 12,060 49.6 +7.3
Liberal Daniel Parasiliti 7,032 28.9 −16.7
Greens Matthew Biggs 2,127 8.8 −0.5
One Nation Tony D'Angelo 1,915 7.9 +7.9
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Trent Passmore 690 2.8 +2.8
Micro Business John Biltoft 249 1.0 +1.0
Matheson for WA Greg Ross 230 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 24,303 95.3 +1.8
Informal votes 1,195 4.7 −1.8
Turnout 25,498 86.1 +1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Michelle Roberts 15,315 63.0 +12.6
Liberal Daniel Parasiliti 8,976 37.0 −12.6
Labor hold Swing +12.6

References[edit]

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

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