Electoral district of Scarborough
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
Location of Scarborough (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
|Dates current||1974–1996; 2008–present|
|Area||20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)|
The district is a coastal electorate based in the northern suburbs of Perth and is named for the suburb of Scarborough. It also includes the suburbs of Doubleview, Innaloo, Osborne Park, and parts of the suburbs of City Beach, Gwelup, Karrinyup, and Trigg.
Scarborough was first created at the 1972 redistribution, and was first contested at the 1974 election. Although typically a Liberal-held seat, it was won by the Labor Party at the 1983 and 1986 elections. The district was abolished at the 1996 election, largely replaced by the seat of Innaloo. Innaloo continued in the same trend as its predecessor, being won by Labor candidate John Quigley at the 2001 election before being abolished at the 2003 redistribution.
A new seat called Scarborough was created for the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation. Scarborough was formed from the territory of two existing electorates: the southern end of Carine and the northern end of Churchlands.
Members for Scarborough
|One Nation||Margaret Dodd||910||4.0||+4.0|
|Micro Business||Dan Bailey||307||1.4||+1.4|
|Matheson for WA||Steven Pynt||278||1.2||+1.2|
|Total formal votes||22,733||96.1||+1.4|
- Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
- "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1965 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 14 June 1972. p. 1972:1833-1893.
- "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
- Scarborough District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.
- "Map of Scarborough (2015 redistribution)" (PDF). Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. November 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2017.