Electoral results for the district of Cottesloe

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This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Cottesloe in Western Australian state elections.

Members for Cottesloe[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ross Hutchinson Liberal 1950–1977
  Bill Hassell Liberal 1977–1990
  Colin Barnett Liberal 1990–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Cottesloe[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 13,264 56.7 −8.1
Labor Caitlin Collins 5,280 22.6 +10.4
Greens WA Greg Boland 2,826 12.1 +1.8
Independent Alida Lancee 1,332 5.7 +5.7
Christians Riaan Groenewald 226 1.0 −0.3
Micro Business Nicole Poppas 198 0.8 +0.8
Michael Watson 176 0.8 +0.8
Independent Dmitry Malov 103 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 23,405 96.6 +0.1
Informal votes 819 3.4 −0.1
Turnout 24,224 88.4 +0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 14,799 63.3 −7.8
Labor Caitlin Collins 8,590 36.7 +7.8
Liberal hold Swing −7.8
Western Australian state election, 2013: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 14,036 64.7 +1.2
Labor Emma Williams 2,650 12.2 –5.3
Independent Kevin Morgan 2,482 11.4 +11.4
Greens Greg Boland 2,246 10.4 –6.7
Christians Neil Fearis 281 1.3 –0.7
Total formal votes 21,695 96.5 +0.8
Informal votes 781 3.5 -0.8
Turnout 22,476 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 15,380 70.9 +1.5
Labor Emma Williams 6,307 29.1 –1.5
Liberal hold Swing +1.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2008: Cottesloe[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 12,552 63.45 +7.8
Labor Dave Hume 3,470 17.54 -7.0
Greens WA Greg Boland 3,366 17.02 +0.1
Christian Democrats Pat Seymour 393 1.99 -1.1
Total formal votes 19,781 95.74
Informal votes 880 4.26
Turnout 20.661 85.96
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 13,729 69.42 +7.9
Labor Dave Hume 6,047 30.58 -7.9
Liberal hold Swing +7.9
Western Australian state election, 2005: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 13,446 55.66 +4.9
Labor Owen Whittle 5,965 24.69 +2.5
Greens WA Steve Walker 3,997 16.55 +3.2
Christian Democrats Stuart Chapman 750 3.10 +3.10
Total formal votes 24,158 96.57 -0.71
Informal votes 857 3.43 +0.71
Turnout 25,015 89.74 +0.93
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 14,910 61.73 -0.7
Labor Owen Whittle 9,245 38.27 +0.7
Liberal hold Swing -0.7
Western Australian state election, 2001: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 11,034 51.9 -8.6
Labor Simon Nield 4,946 23.3 +5.2
Greens WA Steve Walker 3,046 14.3 +0.5
One Nation Dianne Kenworthy 1,138 5.4 +5.4
Democrats Andrew Winchester 1,104 5.2 -2.3
Total formal votes 21,268 97.3 +0.1
Informal votes 600 2.7 -0.1
Turnout 21,868 88.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 12,998 61.3 -8.5
Labor Simon Nield 8,189 38.7 +8.5
Liberal hold Swing -8.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1996: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 12,572 60.5 -1.6
Labor Paul Cecchini 3,766 18.1 -1.0
Greens WA Steve Walker 2,874 13.8 +3.7
Democrats Ken Meyer 1,560 7.5 +3.8
Total formal votes 20,772 97.2 -0.3
Informal votes 602 2.8 +0.3
Turnout 21,374 88.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 14,462 69.8 -2.2
Labor Paul Cecchini 6,268 30.2 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing -2.2
Western Australian state election, 1993: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 12,503 65.0 +5.5
Labor James Wearne 3,943 20.5 -5.9
Greens Giz Watson 2,047 10.6 +10.6
Democrats Michael Barrett 748 3.9 -3.3
Total formal votes 19,241 97.5 +2.6
Informal votes 501 2.5 -2.6
Turnout 19,742 92.9 +4.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 13,699 71.2 +4.4
Labor James Wearne 5,542 28.8 -4.4
Liberal hold Swing +4.4
Cottesloe state by-election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Colin Barnett 7,708 52.5 -6.9
Greens Mary Salter 2,031 13.8 +13.8
Independent Ross Hutchinson 1,884 12.8 +12.8
Peter Weygers 1,747 11.9 +11.9
Democrats Richard Jeffreys 777 5.3 -1.9
Grey Power Douglas Ratcliffe 278 1.9 -5.0
Independent William Hunt 204 1.4 +1.4
Tony Bozich 63 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 14,692 96.7 +1.8
Informal votes 493 3.3 -1.8
Turnout 15,185 69.6 -19.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Colin Barnett 10,323 70.3 +3.5
Greens Mary Salter 4,369 29.7 +29.7
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1989: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Hassell 10,824 59.4 +1.6
Labor John Noonan 4,811 26.4 -15.8
Democrats Martina Hagues 1,318 7.2 +7.2
Grey Power Marianne McCall 1,255 6.9 +6.9
Total formal votes 18,208 94.9
Informal votes 980 5.1
Turnout 19,188 88.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Hassell 12,169 66.8 +9.0
Labor John Noonan 6,039 33.2 -9.0
Liberal hold Swing +9.0
Western Australian state election, 1986: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Hassell 9,451 58.2 +5.3
Labor John Noonan 6,789 41.8 +2.2
Total formal votes 16,420 98.0 +0.1
Informal votes 338 2.0 -0.1
Turnout 16,578 89.1 +1.2
Liberal hold Swing +1.9
Western Australian state election, 1983: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Hassell 7,748 52.9
Labor Leslie Heinrich 5,791 39.6
Democrats Marjorie McKercher 890 6.1
Independent Alfred Bussell 215 1.5
Total formal votes 14,644 97.9
Informal votes 312 2.1
Turnout 14,956 87.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Hassell 8,245 56.3
Labor Leslie Heinrich 6,399 43.7
Liberal hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1980: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Hassell 7,191 55.2 -4.5
Labor Richard Grounds 5,842 44.8 +4.5
Total formal votes 13,033 97.7 0.0
Informal votes 309 2.3 0.0
Turnout 13,342 87.0 -2.5
Liberal hold Swing -4.5

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1977: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Hassell 8,147 59.7
Labor Howard Olney 5,489 40.3
Total formal votes 13,636 97.7
Informal votes 324 2.3
Turnout 13,960 89.5
Liberal hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1974: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Hutchinson 7,233 52.7
Labor Graham Rattigan 5,438 39.6
National Alliance Oldham Prestage 726 5.3
Australia Charles Pierce 338 2.5
Total formal votes 13,735 97.0
Informal votes 430 3.0
Turnout 14,165 88.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Hutchinson 8,019 58.4
Labor Graham Rattigan 5,716 41.6
Liberal hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1971: Cottesloe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Hutchinson 6,611 53.6 -3.7
Labor Howard Olney 4,830 39.2 +1.9
Democratic Labor Keith Carton 881 7.2 +7.2
Total formal votes 12,322 97.3 -0.9
Informal votes 346 2.7 +0.9
Turnout 12,668 90.3 -0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Hutchinson 7,360 59.7 -0.3
Labor Howard Olney 4,962 40.3 +0.3
Liberal hold Swing -0.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cottesloe District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.
  2. ^ "2008 State General Election Details: District of Cottesloe Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 3 December 2011.