Electoral district of Mirrabooka

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Mirrabooka
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Mirrabooka (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 1968–1974, 2013–present
MP Janine Freeman
Party Labor
Namesake Mirrabooka
Electors 27,798 (2017)
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

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

Geography[edit]

The district is based in the northern suburbs of Perth. It includes Alexander Heights, Balga, Koondoola, Mirrabooka, Westminster and parts of Ballajura and Dianella.

History[edit]

The district was created for the 2013 state election, essentially as a new name for the district of Nollamara.[1] It was won by sitting Nollamara MP Janine Freeman.

An earlier incarnation of the district existed from 1968 to 1974. First contested at the 1968 state election, it was won by Doug Cash of the Liberal Party. Cash was defeated one term later by Labor candidate Arthur Tonkin. Mirrabooka was abolished at the 1974 state election, and Tonkin went on to become member for the new seat of Morley.

Members for Mirrabooka[edit]

First incarnation (1968–1974)
Member Party Term
  Doug Cash Liberal 1968–1971
  Arthur Tonkin Labor 1971–1974
Second incarnation (2013–present)
  Janine Freeman Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Mirrabooka[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Janine Freeman 12,698 59.0 +11.3
Liberal Lily Chen 5,336 24.8 −14.1
Greens Rafeif Ismail 1,575 7.3 −1.4
Christians Chukwudumebi Igbokwe 671 3.1 −1.6
Independent Kim Mubarak 546 2.5 +2.5
Micro Business Sareeta Doobree 386 1.8 +1.8
Independent Matueny Luke 309 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 21,521 91.5 +1.4
Informal votes 2,009 8.5 −1.4
Turnout 23,530 84.6 −0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Janine Freeman 14,879 69.2 +14.6
Liberal Lily Chen 6,629 30.8 −14.6
Labor hold Swing +14.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Districts in the metropolitan regions: East Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Mirrabooka District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.