Electoral district of Midland

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Midland
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1996–present
MP Michelle Roberts
Party Labor
Namesake Midland
Area 62 km2 (23.9 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 currently makes it the most marginal seat in the Western Australian parliament.

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, 2013: Midland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Daniel Parasiliti 9,362 46.2 +11.5
Labor Michelle Roberts 8,489 41.9 -4.9
Greens WA Pippa Tandy 1,905 9.4 -5.6
Christians Isaac Moran 520 2.6 -1.0
Total formal votes 20,276 93.6 -0.0
Informal votes 1,386 6.4 -0.0
Turnout 21,662 89.5 +2.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Michelle Roberts 10,142 50.1 -8.2
Liberal Daniel Parasiliti 10,118 49.9 +8.2
Labor hold Swing -8.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Midland District Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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