Electoral district of Wanneroo

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Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1989–present
MP Paul Miles
Party Liberal
Namesake Wanneroo
Area 114 km2 (44.0 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

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

The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Wanneroo is a marginal seat; it has been held by the government of the day on every occasion since its creation in 1989.


Wanneroo is based in the outer northern suburbs of Perth. It includes the suburbs of Ashby, Banksia Grove, Carramar, Gnangara, Hocking, Jandabup, Madeley, Mariginiup, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara and Wanneroo.


Wanneroo was first created for the 1989 state election. It replaced the abolished seat of Joondalup, and was won by Labor MP Jackie Watkins, then the member for Joondalup. Watkins lost the seat one term later when Labor lost government at the 1993 state election. The seat remained in Liberal Party hands for two terms until the party lost government at the 2001 state election. This pattern asserted itself again at the 2008 state election when Labor's two term hold on the seat ended with the defeat of the Labor government.

Members for Wanneroo[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jackie Watkins Labor 1989–1993
  Wayde Smith Liberal 1993–1996
  Iain MacLean Liberal 1996–2001
  Dianne Guise Labor 2001–2008
  Paul Miles Liberal 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2013: Wanneroo
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Paul Miles 11,932 55.7 +11.8
Labor Brett Treby 6,887 32.1 –7.4
Greens Rob Phillips 1,611 7.5 –1.5
Christians Meg Birch 550 2.6 +0.2
Family First Moyna Rapp 446 2.1 –1.0
Total formal votes 21,426 93.4 -1.4
Informal votes 1,504 6.6 +1.4
Turnout 22,930 90.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Paul Miles 13,089 61.1 +10.2
Labor Brett Treby 8,328 38.9 –10.2
Liberal hold Swing +10.2


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