Electoral region of North Metropolitan

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

Balcatta, Cottesloe, Dianella, Floreat, Glendalough, Kingsley, Marangaroo, Marmion, Nedlands, Nollamara, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo, Whitford (14)

278,499 30.63% 990 km2 (380 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997–22 May 2005

Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Innaloo, Joondalup, Kingsley, Maylands, Nedlands, Nollamara, Perth, Wanneroo, Yokine (14)

312,209 30.19% 1,005 km2 (388 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005–22 May 2009

Balcatta, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Maylands, Mindarie, Nedlands, Perth, Wanneroo, Yokine (14)

374,168 30.78% 996 km2 (385 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009–22 May 2017

Balcatta, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Mindarie, Nedlands, Ocean Reef, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo (14)

312,578 26.18% 929 km2 (359 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017–22 May 2021

Balcatta, Burns Beach, Butler, Carine, Churchlands, Cottesloe, Girrawheen, Hillarys, Joondalup, Kingsley, Nedlands, Perth, Scarborough, Wanneroo (14)

391,167 24.55% 872 km2 (337 sq mi)

Representation[edit]

Distribution of seats[edit]

Members[edit]

Since its creation, the electorate has had 22 members. Five of these members had previously been members of the Legislative Council—Joe Berinson and Sam Piantadosi (both North Central Metropolitan), Graham Edwards and Bob Pike (both North Metropolitan) and Max Evans (Metropolitan).

  Seven member seat Six member seat
Member Party 1989–93 1993–97 1997–01 2001–05 2005–09 2009–13[a] 2013-17[b] 2017–21c
Joe Berinson Labor  
Graham Edwards Labor            
Sam Piantadosi[3] Labor   –1996        
Ed Dermer[3] Labor   1996–        
Ken Travers[8] Labor              –2016
Graham Giffard[6] Labor         –2008    
Carolyn Burton[6] Labor         2008–  
Ljiljanna Ravlich[7] Labor              –2015
Martin Pritchard[7] Labor              2015–  
Laine McDonald[8] Labor              2016–
Alannah MacTiernan Labor  
Bob Pike[2] Liberal   –1994        
Iain MacLean[2][4] Liberal   1994–        
Reg Davies Liberal/Ind.[1]            
Ross Lightfoot Liberal            
Max Evans Liberal            
George Cash Liberal            
Ray Halligan Liberal            
Alan Cadby Liberal/Ind.[5]            
Peter Collier Liberal                
Liz Behjat Liberal              
Michael Mischin Liberal                
Peter Katsambanis [9] Liberal             –2017
Elise Irwin [9] Liberal             2017–
Tjorn Sibma Liberal  
Helen Hodgson Democrats        
Giz Watson Greens WA              
Alison Xamon Greens WA  
Notes
a Members serving for the 2009–2013 term were elected in 2008 but do not take their seats in Parliament until 22 May 2009.
b Members serving for the 2013–2017 term took their seats in Parliament on 22 May 2013.
c Members elected in 2017 start their terms on 22 May 2017.
1 Reg Davies, elected as a Liberal, resigned from the party on 10 July 1991 and sat as an Independent.
2 Liberal MLC Bob Pike died on 26 April 1994. On 31 May 1994, Liberal member Iain MacLean was appointed to the resulting casual vacancy.
3 In April 1996, Sam Piantadosi resigned from the Labor Party and continued to sit as an independent. He resigned on 19 November 1996 to contest the seat of Yokine at the 1996 election. On 24 December 1996, Labor member Ed Dermer was appointed to the resulting casual vacancy.
4 Liberal MLC Iain MacLean resigned on 19 November 1996 to contest the seat of Wanneroo at the 1996 election. The resulting vacancy was not filled.
5 Liberal MLC Alan Cadby resigned to sit as an independent on 2 June 2004, after losing Liberal pre-selection to recontest his seat at the 2005 election.
6 Labor MLC Graham Giffard resigned on 11 August 2008 in order to contest the Assembly seat of Swan Hills in the election, where he was beaten by the Liberals' Frank Alban. Carolyn Burton was elected in the resulting countback on 12 September 2008.
7 Labor MLC Ljiljanna Ravlich resigned on 10 March 2015. Martin Pritchard was elected to the resulting countback on 21 April 2015.
8 Labor MLC Ken Travers resigned on 29 August 2016. Laine McDonald was elected in the resulting countback on 27 September 2016.
9 Liberal MLC Peter Katsambanis resigned on 6 February 2017 to contest the Legislative Assembly. Elise Irwin 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). "North Metropolitan Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2015). "North Metropolitan Region". Retrieved 2017-04-20.