Electoral region of South Metropolitan

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The electoral region of South Metropolitan is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the southern 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

Applecross, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Melville, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park (10)

195,574 21.51% 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997 – 22 May 2005

Alfred Cove, Cockburn, Fremantle, Murdoch, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park, Electoral district of Willagee (10)

221,337 21.61% 590 km2 (230 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005 – 22 May 2009

Alfred Cove, Cockburn, Fremantle, Murdoch, Peel, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Victoria Park, Electoral district of Willagee (10)

263,620 21.69% 577 km2 (223 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009 – 22 May 2017

Alfred Cove, Bateman, Cannington, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Southern River, Victoria Park, Warnbro, Willagee (14)

311,583 26.09% 754 km2 (291 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Baldivis, Bateman, Bicton, Cannington, Cockburn, Fremantle, Jandakot, Kwinana, Riverton, Rockingham, South Perth, Southern River, Victoria Park, Warnbro, Willagee (15)

409,325 25.69% 753 km2 (291 sq mi)

Representation[edit]

Distribution of seats[edit]

Members[edit]

Since its creation, the electorate has had 16 members. Four of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members of the Legislative Council—Clive Griffiths and Phillip Pendal (both South Central Metropolitan), John Halden (North Metropolitan) and Garry Kelly (South Metropolitan).

  Five member seat Six member seat
Member Party 1989–93 1993–97 1997–01 2001–05 2005–09 2009–13[a] 2013-17[b]
Garry Kelly Labor  
John Halden[2] Labor     –2000    
Cheryl Davenport Labor          
Graham Giffard[2] Labor     2000–    
Kate Doust Labor              
Sue Ellery Labor              
Sheila Mills Labor          
Phillip Pendal[1] Liberal –1993        
Diane Airey[1] Liberal 1993–        
Clive Griffiths Liberal          
Barbara Scott Liberal          
Simon O'Brien Liberal              
Phil Edman Liberal              
Nick Goiran Liberal              
Jim Scott[3] Greens WA       –2005    
Lynn MacLaren[3] Greens WA       2005      
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 next term of office
1 Liberal MLC Phillip Pendal resigned on 14 January 1993 to contest the seat of South Perth at the 1993 election. On 2 February 1993, Diane Airey was appointed to fill the vacancy, but was not sworn in.
2 Labor MLC John Halden resigned on 20 January 2000 in order to take up the position of party state president. Graham Giffard was appointed to the resulting casual vacancy on 7 February. Giffard transferred to a North Metropolitan seat at the 2001 election.
3 Greens MLC Jim Scott resigned on 20 January 2005 to contest the Legislative Assembly seat of Fremantle at the February 2005 election. He was replaced by Lynn MacLaren for the last weeks of his term, and MacLaren contested the South Metropolitan seat in what had been Scott's place.

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). "South Metropolitan Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2017). "South Metropolitan Region". Retrieved 2017-04-20.