Electoral district of Moore

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This article is about the Western Australian state electorate. For the Australian federal electorate, see Division of Moore.
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1890–1904; 1911–1930; 1950–present
MP Shane Love
Party The Nationals WA
Namesake Moore River
Area 71,909 km2 (27,764.2 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural

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

Moore has had three incarnations as an electorate. It its first incarnation, Moore was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election.

It its latest incarnation it has existed continuously since 1950. In that time, the seat has been variously held by the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics: the Liberal Party and the National Party. The seat has never been won by the Labor Party.


Moore is a coastal district, covering an expanse of rural territory to the north of Perth and surrounding but not including the regional city of Geraldton. The district includes the towns of Kalbarri, Northampton, Nabawa, Mullewa, Dongara, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Three Springs, Perenjori, Carnamah, Eneabba, Leeman, Coorow, Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra, Dandaragan, Moora, Dalwallinu, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Guilderton, Gingin, Bindoon, Calingiri and Toodyay.


Electoral reform ahead of the 2008 state election necessitated an increase in the enrolment of non-metropolitan districts. This meant that the district of Greenough was abolished, with Moore taking in most of its former territory and voters. This pitted the National member for Greenough, Grant Woodhams, against the Liberal member for Moore, Gary Snook, with Woodhams emerging the victor.

Moore's most famous member was Henry Lefroy, Premier of Western Australia from 1917 to 1919.

Members for Moore[edit]

Moore (1890–1904)
Member Party Term
  George Randell 1890–1892
  Henry Lefroy Ministerial 1892–1901
  Michael O'Connor Ministerial 1901–1904
Moore (1911–1930)
Member Party Term
  Henry Lefroy Liberal (WA) 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  James Denton Country 1921–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1927
  Percy Ferguson Country 1927–1930
Moore (1950–present)
Member Party Term
  John Ackland Country 1950–1958
  Edgar Lewis Country 1958–1974
  Bert Crane Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1985
  Liberal 1985–1989
  Bill McNee Liberal 1989–2005
  Gary Snook Liberal 2005–2008
  Grant Woodhams National 2008–2013
  Shane Love National 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Moore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Wilkins 7,896 39.0 –1.5
WA Nationals Shane Love 7,510 37.1 +4.8
Labor Peter Johnson 3,316 16.4 –0.3
Greens Dee Margetts 1,131 5.6 –0.6
Christians Wes Porter 386 1.9 +0.2
Total formal votes 20,239 95.0 –0.3
Informal votes 1,059 5.0 +0.3
Turnout 21,298 90.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Chris Wilkins 14,810 73.2 +1.2
Labor Peter Johnson 5,415 26.8 –1.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
WA Nationals Shane Love 11,299 55.9 +2.8
Liberal Chris Wilkins 8,923 44.1 –2.8
WA Nationals hold Swing +2.8


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