Electoral results for the district of Nedlands

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This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Nedlands in Western Australian state elections from the district's creation in 1929 until the present.

Members for Nedlands[edit]

Member Party Term
  Norbert Keenan Nationalist 1930–1947
  Liberal 1947–1950
  David Grayden Independent Liberal 1950–1953
  Charles Court Liberal 1953–1982
  Richard Court Liberal 1982–2001
  Sue Walker Liberal 2001–2008
  Independent 2008
  Bill Marmion Liberal 2008–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Nedlands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Marmion 12,093 51.9 −6.5
Labor Penny Taylor 6,125 26.3 +12.2
Greens WA Daniel Grosso 3,641 15.6 +2.6
Matheson for WA Andrew Mangano 608 2.6 +2.6
Christians Christopher Shaw 525 2.3 +0.8
Micro Business Keith Ginbey 329 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 23,321 96.8 +0.5
Informal votes 780 3.2 −0.5
Turnout 24,101 88.1 +1.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Marmion 13,588 58.3 −10.9
Labor Penny Taylor 9,728 41.7 +10.9
Liberal hold Swing −10.9
Western Australian state election, 2013: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Marmion 12,351 58.4 +14.3
Labor Tony Walker 2,987 14.1 –1.7
Independent Max Hipkins 2,758 13.0 +13.0
Greens George Crisp 2,752 13.0 –1.1
Christians Gail Forder 316 1.5 +0.3
Total formal votes 21,164 96.2 -0.5
Informal votes 827 3.8 +0.5
Turnout 21,991 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bill Marmion 14,622 69.1 +2.5
Labor Tony Walker 6,529 30.9 –2.5
Liberal hold Swing +2.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2008: Nedlands[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Marmion 8,889 45.5 -8.3
Independent Sue Walker 4,449 22.8 +22.8
Labor Colin Cochrane 3,098 15.8 -10.2
Greens Lee Hemsley 2,754 14.1 -1.8
Christian Democrats Gail Forder 233 1.2 -1.3
Family First Brian Langenberg 131 0.7 -1.0
Total formal votes 24,885 96.7 +0.2
Informal votes 656 3.3 -0.2
Turnout 20,210 85.51 -3.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Bill Marmion 14,533 52.5 -7.6
Independent Sue Walker 10,388 47.5 +47.5
Liberal gain from Independent Swing N/A
Western Australian state election, 2005: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sue Walker 12,912 51.89 +2.71
Labor Chris Hondros 6,876 27.63 +8.56
Greens Tom Wilson 3,944 15.85 +9.16
Christian Democrats Gail Forder 707 2.84 +2.84
Family First Brian Langenberg 446 1.79 +1.79
Total formal votes 24,885 96.45 -1.00
Informal votes 915 3.55 +1.00
Turnout 25,800 90.28 +2.23
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sue Walker 14,533 58.43 -0.7
Labor Chris Hondros 10,388 41.57 +0.7
Liberal hold Swing 3.50
Nedlands state by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sue Walker 6,887 43.5 -5.7
Labor Simon Corrigan 2,912 18.4 -0.7
Greens Steve Walker 2,214 14.0 +7.3
liberals for forests Robin Collin 1,928 12.2 -6.1
Democrats Ashley Buckle 960 6.1 +2.8
One Nation Bill Edgar 583 3.7 +1.0
Independent Karen McDonald 254 1.6 +1.6
Independent Frank Ash 93 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 15,831 97.7 +0.3
Informal votes 372 2.3 -0.3
Turnout 16,203 68.3 -19.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Sue Walker 8,439 53.4 -1.5
Greens Steve Walker 7,362 46.6 +46.6
Liberal hold Swing -1.5
Western Australian state election, 2001: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 9,948 49.2 -7.4
Labor Neil Roberts 3,856 19.1 -0.8
liberals for forests Liz Davenport 3,688 18.2 +18.2
Greens Elena Jeffreys 1,353 6.7 -4.4
Democrats Ashley Buckle 656 3.2 -4.6
One Nation Bill Edgar 546 2.7 +2.7
Independent Doug Greypower 181 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 20,228 97.4 +0.1
Informal votes 530 2.6 -0.1
Turnout 20,758 88.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 12,134 60.2 -4.6
Labor Neil Roberts 8,007 39.8 +4.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 11,079 54.9 -10.0
liberals for forests Liz Davenport 9,089 45.1 +45.1
Liberal hold Swing -10.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1996: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 11,429 56.6 -7.3
Labor Neil Roberts 4,015 19.9 -0.5
Greens Mark Lockett 2,247 11.1 +0.6
Democrats Michael Barrett 1,577 7.8 +3.1
Independent Michael Parks 915 4.5 +4.5
Total formal votes 20,183 97.3 +0.3
Informal votes 556 2.7 -0.3
Turnout 20,739 87.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 13,054 64.9 -5.4
Labor Neil Roberts 7,073 35.1 +5.4
Liberal hold Swing -5.4
Western Australian state election, 1993: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 11,831 64.3 +4.7
Labor William Harman 3,641 19.8 -5.2
Greens Elisabeth Jones 2,006 10.9 +10.9
Democrats Fraser Pope 910 5.0 -3.9
Total formal votes 18,388 97.1 +1.8
Informal votes 555 2.9 -1.8
Turnout 18,943 91.8 +4.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 12,995 70.7 +3.4
Labor William Harman 5,393 29.3 -3.4
Liberal hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1989: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 10,824 59.5 -3.2
Labor Ross Connell 4,539 25.0 -12.0
Democrats Kevin Judd 1,616 8.9 +8.9
Grey Power Douglas Ratcliffe 1,198 6.6 +6.6
Total formal votes 18,177 95.3
Informal votes 905 4.7
Turnout 19,082 87.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 12,243 67.3 +4.5
Labor Ross Connell 5,934 32.7 -4.5
Liberal hold Swing +4.5
Western Australian state election, 1986: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 9,886 64.9 +0.8
Labor Ross Williamson 5,341 35.1 -0.8
Total formal votes 15,227 97.7 -0.3
Informal votes 357 2.3 +0.3
Turnout 15,584 89.1 +0.4
Liberal hold Swing +0.8
Western Australian state election, 1983: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 8,945 64.1
Labor Saliba Sassine 5,011 35.9
Total formal votes 13,956 98.0
Informal votes 280 2.0
Turnout 14,236 88.7
Liberal hold Swing
Nedlands state by-election, 1982[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Richard Court 5,261 49.48 –18.31
Labor Ian Temby 3,542 33.31 +6.67
Ind. Liberal Margaret Sheen 1,020 9.59 +9.59
Democrats Malcolm McKercher 745 7.01 +7.01
Independent Alf Bussell 48 0.45 +0.45
Independent James Croasdale 16 0.15 –5.42
Total formal votes 10,632 98.27 +0.72
Informal votes 187 1.73 -0.72
Turnout 10,819 79.76 –8.51
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Richard Court 59.8 –9.1
Labor Ian Temby 40.2 +9.1
Liberal hold Swing –9.1
Western Australian state election, 1980: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Court 8,448 67.8 -3.2
Labor Peter O'Donoghue 3,320 26.6 +3.7
Independent James Croasdale 694 5.6 +4.6
Total formal votes 12,462 97.5 -0.4
Informal votes 313 2.5 +0.4
Turnout 12,775 88.3 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Charles Court 8,795 70.6 -3.4
Labor Peter O'Donoghue 3,667 29.4 +3.4
Liberal hold Swing -3.4

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1977: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Court 9,434 71.0
Labor Gordon Black 3,044 22.9
Australia John Hallam 549 4.1
Independent Graeme Pratt 135 1.0
Independent James Croasdale 129 1.0
Total formal votes 13,291 97.9
Informal votes 284 2.1
Turnout 13,575 90.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Charles Court 9,841 74.0
Labor Gordon Black 3,450 26.0
Liberal hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1974: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Court 9,103 66.8
Labor Christopher Thompson 4,516 33.2
Total formal votes 13,619 97.9
Informal votes 286 2.1
Turnout 13,905 88.7
Liberal hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1971: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Court 7,648 66.1 -10.5
Labor John Crouch 2,532 21.9 -1.5
Democratic Labor George Mazak 855 7.4 +7.4
Communist Paul Marsh 275 2.4 +2.4
Independent Ralph Von Paleske 264 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 11,574 97.6 -0.8
Informal votes 280 2.4 +0.8
Turnout 11,854 89.3 -0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Charles Court 8,666 74.9 -1.8
Labor John Crouch 2,908 25.1 +1.8
Liberal hold Swing -1.8


Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1947: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 9,210 73.52 +1.43
Independent W. M. Williams 3,318 26.48 –1.43
Total formal votes 12,528 97.94 +0.58
Informal votes 264 2.06 –0.58
Turnout 12,792 82.59 –1.89
Western Australian state election, 1943: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 7,964 72.09 +24.10
Independent Wilfred Lewis 3,084 27.91 +27.91
Total formal votes 11,048 97.36 –0.81
Informal votes 300 2.64 +0.81
Turnout 11,348 84.48 –8.31

The Independent candidate at the 1947 election was a member of the Labor Party but did not receive the party's endorsement.

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1939: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 5,102 47.99 –11.16
Labor Dorothy Tangney 3,267 30.73 –10.12
Independent Albert Crooks 2,262 21.28 +21.28
Total formal votes 10,631 98.39 –1.22
Informal votes 198 1.83 +1.22
Turnout 10,829 92.79 +23.95
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 7,025 66.08 +6.93
Labor Dorothy Tangney 3,606 33.92 –6.93
Western Australian state election, 1936: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 3,966 59.15 +4.01
Labor Dorothy Tangney 2,739 40.85 –4.01
Total formal votes 6,705 99.39 +0.65
Informal votes 41 0.61 –0.65
Turnout 6,746 68.84 –23.02
Western Australian state election, 1933: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 4,234 55.14 –0.78
Labor Frank Darcey 3,445 44.86 +0.78
Total formal votes 7,679 98.74 +0.64
Informal votes 98 1.26 –0.64
Turnout 7,777 91.86 +9.47
Western Australian state election, 1930: Nedlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Leonard 2,198 36.29
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 1,392 22.98
Nationalist Cliff Sadlier 1,150 18.99
Nationalist Isaac Foristal 741 12.23
Nationalist Thomas Molloy 245 4.05
Nationalist Adolphus Terelinck 232 3.83
Independent John William Attey 99 1.63
Total formal votes 6,057 98.10
Informal votes 117 1.90
Turnout 6,174 82.39
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Norbert Keenan 3,387 55.92
Labor John Leonard 2,670 44.08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nedlands District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.
  2. ^ "2008 State General Election Details: District of Nedlands Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 4 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890–1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5. p. 245.