Electoral region of East Metropolitan

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The electoral region of East Metropolitan is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Perth. It was created by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and became effective on 22 May 1989 with five members who had been elected at the 1989 state election three months earlier. At the 2008 election, it was increased to six members.

Geography[edit]

The Region is made up of several complete Legislative Assembly districts, which change at each distribution.

Redistribution Period Electoral districts Electors % of State Area
29 April 1988[1] 22 May 1989–22 May 1997

Armadale, Belmont, Darling Range, Helena, Kenwick, Maylands, Morley, Roleystone, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

195,221 21.47% 3,800 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997–22 May 2005

Armadale, Ballajura, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Midland, Roleystone, Southern River, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

227,055 21.96% 3,821 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005–22 May 2009

Armadale, Ballajura, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Midland, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Southern River, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

261,662 21.53% 3,808 km2 (1,470 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009–22 May 2017

Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Morley, Mount Lawley, Nollamara, Swan Hills, West Swan (14)

311,378 26.07% 3,697 km2 (1,427 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley, Swan Hills, Thornlie, West Swan (14)

395,451 24.82% 3,800 km2 (1,500 sq mi)

Representation[edit]

Distribution of seats[edit]

Members[edit]

Since its creation, the electorate has had 21 members. Two of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members for the North-East Metropolitan Province of the Legislative Council—Fred McKenzie and Tom Butler.

  Five member seat Six member seat
Member Party 1989–93 1993–97 1997–01 2001–05 2005–09 2009–13[a] 2013-17[b] 2017-21[c]
Kay Hallahan[1] Labor –1993
Fred McKenzie Labor  
Tom Butler[2] Labor   –1995
Valma Ferguson[1][2] Labor 1993 1995–
Alannah MacTiernan[3] Labor   –1996
Paul Sulc[3] Labor   1996–
Nick Griffiths Labor          
Ljiljanna Ravlich Labor            
Louise Pratt[4] Labor         –2007  
Batong Pham[4] Labor         2007–  
Jock Ferguson[5] Labor           –2010  
Linda Savage[5] Labor           2010–  
Alanna Clohesy Labor                
Samantha Rowe Labor                
Amber-Jade Sanderson[6] Labor             –2017
Bill Leadbetter[6] Labor             2017–
Matthew Swinbourn Labor                
Peter Foss Liberal          
Derrick Tomlinson Liberal          
Donna Faragher Liberal                
Helen Morton Liberal              
Alyssa Hayden Liberal              
Norm Kelly Democrats            
Alison Xamon Greens            
Tim Clifford Greens            
Charles Smith One Nation            
Notes
a Members serving for the 2009–2013 term were elected in 2008 but did not take their seats in Parliament until 22 May 2009.
b 22 May 2013 – 21 May 2017
c 22 May 2017 – 21 May 2021
1 Labor MLC Kay Hallahan resigned on 13 January 1993 to contest the seat of Armadale at the 1993 election. On 2 February 1993, Valma Ferguson was appointed to fill the vacancy, but was not sworn in.
2 Labor MLC Tom Butler resigned on 28 February 1995. On 4 April 1995, Labor member Valma Ferguson was appointed to the resulting casual vacancy.
3 Labor MLC Alannah MacTiernan resigned on 21 November 1996 to contest the seat of Armadale at the 1996 election. Paul Sulc was elected in the resulting countback on 24 December 1996.
4 Labor MLC Louise Pratt resigned on 29 October 2007 to run for the Australian Senate at the 2007 federal election. Batong Pham was elected in the resulting countback on 26 November.
5 Labor MLC Jock Ferguson died on 13 February 2010. Linda Savage was elected in the resulting countback on 22 March.
6 Labor MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson resigned on 5 February 2017 to contest the seat of Morley at the 2017 election. Bill Leadbetter was elected in the resulting countback on 4 April 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Electoral Regions and Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 4 August 2003. p. 2003:3475-3566. 
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (29 October 2007). "East Metropolitan Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2015). "East Metropolitan Region". Retrieved 2008-10-22. [permanent dead link]