Electoral district of Wagin

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Wagin
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1911–1950; 1989–2017
Namesake Wagin
Area 72,488 km2 (27,987.8 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural

Wagin was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was in existence from 1911 to 1950 and from 1989 to 2017. The seat was named after the town of Wagin and incorporated portions of the Wheatbelt, albeit with varying boundaries. Wagin was a safe seat for the National Party for most of its existence.

History[edit]

Wagin was first created for the 1911 state election. Until 1947, its member was Sydney Stubbs who represented several different conservative parties over that time. Stubbs was succeeded by Crawford Nalder, who would later become Country Party leader. Wagin was abolished ahead of the 1950 state election whence Nalder instead became the member for Katanning.

Wagin was recreated at the 1989 state election. The first member of the recreated seat was National MP Bob Wiese, formerly the member for Narrogin; the district that Wagin largely replaced. Wiese was succeeded by current member and National MP Terry Waldron at the 2001 state election. Waldron held the seat until Wagin was abolished in a redistribution prior to the 2017 state election. Its territory was incorporated in the seats of Albany, Central Wheatbelt, Roe, and Warren-Blackwood.

In its last incarnation, Wagin was a large rural electorate in the southern part of the Wheatbelt region. Its major population centres included Cuballing, Boddington, Brookton, Corrigin, Gnowangerup, Hyden, Lake Grace, Katanning, Kojonup, Narrogin and Wagin.

Members for Wagin[edit]

Wagin (1911–1950)
Member Party Term
  Sydney Stubbs Liberal (WA) 1911–1917
  Country 1917–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1927
  Country 1927–1947
  Crawford Nalder Country 1947–1950
Wagin (1989–2017)
Member Party Term
  Bob Wiese National 1989–2001
  Terry Waldron National 2001–2017

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Wagin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Terry Waldron 12,108 63.7 +0.4
Liberal Phillip Blight 3,316 17.4 +0.3
Labor Josh Stokes 2,122 11.2 +0.4
Greens Shirley Collins 849 4.5 +0.7
Christians Jacky Young 620 3.3 –0.6
Total formal votes 19,015 95.6 –1.1
Informal votes 869 4.4 +1.1
Turnout 19,884 90.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Phillip Blight 14,408 75.8 +0.9
Labor Josh Stokes 4,588 24.2 –0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Terry Waldron 14,623 76.9 –1.5
Liberal Phillip Blight 4,390 23.1 +1.5
National hold Swing –1.5

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