Electoral district of Southern River
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
Location of Southern River (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
|Area||35 km2 (13.5 sq mi)|
The district is a marginal seat based in the southern suburbs of Perth.
Southern River is an electorate situated in Perth's southern suburbs. The district includes the suburb of Southern River, large parts of the suburbs of Canning Vale and Huntingdale, as well as small parts of the suburbs of Thornlie and Gosnells.
Southern River was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Liberal Party candidate Monica Holmes who defeated Labor candidate Judyth Watson, the latter being at the time member for the abolished Kenwick. Holmes was defeated at the 2001 state election by Labor candidate Paul Andrews.
The redistribution ahead of the 2005 state election shifted Southern River eastward, making the seat safer for the Labor Party. That election saw Paul Andrews defeat Monica Holmes a second time, with a much wider margin in large part due to the redistribution changes. The next redistribution saw much of the previous changes reversed, making Southern River once again a marginal seat. With Labor's hold on the seat now much more tenuous, Andrews was defeated at the 2008 state election by Liberal candidate Peter Abetz. Abetz held the seat through the 2013 state election but lost to Labor's Terry Healy at the 2017 state election.
Members for Southern River
|Micro Business||Aman Singh||227||1.0||+1.0|
|Matheson for WA||Ash Srivastava||222||1.0||+1.0|
|Liberal Democrats||David Fishlock||146||0.6||+0.6|
|Total formal votes||22,765||95.2||+1.8|
|Labor gain from Liberal||Swing||+18.8|
- Southern River District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.