Results of the Western Australian state election, 1986 (Legislative Assembly M-Z)

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Western Australian state election, 8 February 1986[1]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 883,239
Votes cast 807,634 Turnout 91.44% +3.51%
Informal votes 21,240 Informal 2.63% –0.20%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes  % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 416,805 53.00% –0.16% 32 ± 0
  Liberal 324,961 41.32% +1.46% 19 – 1
  National[1] 29,156 3.71% –1.40% 6 + 1
  Democrats 5,192 0.66% –0.14% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 2,630 0.33% –0.73% 0 ± 0
  Independent 7,650 0.98% +0.48% 0 ± 0
Total 786,394     57  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 427,704 54.12% +0.37%
  Liberal 362,642 45.88% –0.37%

This is a list of electoral district results of the 1986 Western Australian election for districts from M-Z.

Results by Electoral district[edit]

Mandurah[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Mandurah[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Read 6,449 56.4 +9.6
Liberal Wayne McRostie 4,361 38.1 -9.9
Democrats George Counsel 628 5.5 +5.5
Total formal votes 11,438 98.2 -0.2
Informal votes 209 1.8 +0.2
Turnout 11,647 94.0 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Read 6,794 59.4 +9.1
Liberal Wayne McRostie 4,644 40.6 -9.1
Labor hold Swing +9.1

Maylands[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Maylands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Peter Dowding 9,393 59.8 -5.1
Liberal Michael MacAulay 4,728 30.1 -5.0
Independent David MacLiver 855 5.4 +5.4
Democrats Peter Hayes 474 3.0 +3.0
Independent Clive Turner 141 0.9 +0.9
Independent Michael Pal 127 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 15,718 96.1 -1.0
Informal votes 634 3.9 +1.0
Turnout 16,352 91.4 +4.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Peter Dowding 10,547 67.1 +2.2
Liberal Michael MacAulay 4,728 30.1 -2.2
Labor hold Swing +2.2

Melville[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Barry Hodge 12,642 69.5 -1.7
Liberal Eric Zumbo 5,550 30.5 +1.7
Total formal votes 18,192 97.0 -0.3
Informal votes 567 3.0 +0.3
Turnout 18,759 92.5 -0.4
Labor hold Swing -1.7

Merredin[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Merredin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Hendy Cowan 5,490 64.7 +4.0
Labor Salvatore Musca 1,651 19.4 +19.4
Liberal Bruce Harvey 1,351 15.9 +2.6
Total formal votes 8,492 98.4 +1.3
Informal votes 136 1.6 -1.3
Turnout 8,628 95.1 +4.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 6,709 79.0 +14.0
Labor Salvatore Musca 1,783 21.0 +21.0
National hold Swing +14.0

Mitchell[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Mitchell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Smith 6,376 60.0 +3.1
Liberal Trevor Slater 4,243 40.0 -3.1
Total formal votes 10,619 98.1 +0.5
Informal votes 205 1.9 -0.5
Turnout 10,824 93.0 +0.9
Labor hold Swing +3.1

Moore[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Moore
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bert Crane 6,218 59.5 +33.6
Labor Nicholas Agocs 2,400 23.0 +1.5
National Frank Creagh 1,823 17.5 +17.5
Total formal votes 10,441 98.0 +0.5
Informal votes 216 2.0 -0.5
Turnout 10,657 93.3 +3.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Bert Crane 7,779 74.5 +37.8
Labor Nicholas Agocs 2,662 25.5 +25.5
Liberal gain from National Swing N/A

Morley-Swan[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Morley-Swan
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Arthur Tonkin 13,440 66.9 -2.2
Liberal Christine Fisher 6,659 33.1 +4.6
Total formal votes 20,099 96.7 +1.7
Informal votes 675 3.3 -1.7
Turnout 20,774 92.2 +3.4
Labor hold Swing -4.0

Mount Lawley[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Mount Lawley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal George Cash 8,615 52.1 -0.9
Labor Kenneth Withers 7,914 47.9 +2.4
Total formal votes 16,529 97.5 +0.7
Informal votes 431 2.5 -0.7
Turnout 16,960 92.8 +5.2
Liberal hold Swing -1.3

Mount Marshall[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Mount Marshall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill McNee 3,596 44.0 +11.0
National Mort Schell 3,220 39.4 +16.3
Labor Robert Couzens 1,358 16.6 -0.4
Total formal votes 8,174 98.5 +0.9
Informal votes 125 1.5 -0.9
Turnout 8,299 93.8 +4.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Mort Schell 4,357 53.3 +9.0
Liberal Bill McNee 3,817 46.7 -9.0
National gain from Liberal Swing +9.0

Mundaring[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Mundaring
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Gavan Troy 5,170 53.2 +5.2
Liberal Steven Hart 4,150 42.7 -5.6
Democrats Rodney Gibbs 398 4.1 +0.5
Total formal votes 9,718 98.1 +0.6
Informal votes 190 1.9 -0.6
Turnout 9,908 91.2 +1.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gavan Troy 5,374 55.3 +5.2
Liberal Steven Hart 4,344 44.7 -5.2
Labor hold Swing +5.2

Murchison-Eyre[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Murchison-Eyre
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Lightfoot 1,124 41.2 -8.1
Labor Christopher Sweeney 956 35.1 -9.3
Independent Aubrey Lynch 189 6.9 +6.9
Independent Neil Dimer 158 5.8 +5.8
Independent Cyril Barnes 153 5.6 +5.6
Independent John Ford 147 5.4 +5.4
Total formal votes 2,727 94.8 -1.2
Informal votes 150 5.2 +1.2
Turnout 2,877 77.7 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Lightfoot 1,411 51.7 +0.4
Labor Christopher Sweeney 1,316 48.3 -0.4
Liberal hold Swing +0.4

Murdoch[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Murdoch
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Barry MacKinnon 13,600 50.8 -2.4
Labor Mark Johnson 12,385 46.3 +1.1
Independent Anthony Greatwood 515 1.9 +1.9
Independent Orland Bertocchi 275 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 26,775 98.0 +0.1
Informal votes 545 2.0 -0.1
Turnout 27,320 93.3 +2.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Barry MacKinnon 14,003 52.3 -1.7
Labor Mark Johnson 12,772 48.7 +1.7
Liberal hold Swing -1.7

Murray-Wellington[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Murray-Wellington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Bradshaw 6,119 59.8 +3.1
Labor Terrence Caraher 4,112 40.2 -0.1
Total formal votes 10,231 97.8 +0.5
Informal votes 233 2.2 -0.5
Turnout 10,464 93.2 +2.4
Liberal hold Swing +1.6

Narrogin[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Narrogin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Cambell Nalder 3,690 43.0 -57.0
Liberal Peter Jones 3,319 38.7 +38.7
Labor Wayne White 1,576 18.4 +18.4
Total formal votes 8,585 98.4
Informal votes 138 1.6
Turnout 8,723 94.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Cambell Nalder 5,071 59.1 -40.9
Liberal Peter Jones 3,514 40.9 +40.9
National hold Swing -40.9

Nedlands[edit]

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

Nollamara[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Nollamara
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Keith Wilson 9,490 59.9 -1.4
Liberal Wouterina Klein 6,352 40.1 +1.4
Total formal votes 15,842 97.6 0.0
Informal votes 388 2.4 0.0
Turnout 16,230 93.3 +4.3
Labor hold Swing -1.4

Perth[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Terry Burke 9,644 63.3 -4.5
Liberal Peter Evans 5,090 33.4 +1.2
Independent Michael Crossing 510 3.3 +3.3
Total formal votes 15,244 95.3 -0.2
Informal votes 746 4.7 +0.2
Turnout 15,990 87.6 +6.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terry Burke 9,893 64.9 -2.9
Liberal Peter Evans 5,351 35.1 +2.9
Labor hold Swing -2.9

Pilbara[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Pilbara
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pam Buchanan 7,965 64.7 +5.9
Liberal Johannes Van Uden 4,351 35.3 +0.4
Total formal votes 12,316 97.6 +2.8
Informal votes 306 2.4 -2.8
Turnout 12,622 84.0 -7.3
Labor hold Swing -2.8

Rockingham[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Rockingham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mike Barnett 12,407 62.9 -6.8
Liberal Robert Douglas 6,633 33.6 +3.3
Independent Patricia Todd 676 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 19,716 97.4 -0.6
Informal votes 516 2.6 +0.6
Turnout 20,232 92.4 +1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mike Barnett 12,737 64.6 -5.1
Liberal Robert Douglas 6,979 35.4 +5.1
Labor hold Swing -5.1

Scarborough[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Scarborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Graham Burkett 8,846 55.9 +0.2
Liberal Frances Grierson 5,642 35.7 -8.6
Independent Barbara Churchward 691 4.4 +4.4
Democrats Charles Hall 644 4.1 +4.1
Total formal votes 15,823 97.5 -0.5
Informal votes 410 2.5 +0.5
Turnout 16,233 90.9 +3.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Graham Burkett 9,541 60.3 +4.6
Liberal Frances Grierson 6,282 39.7 -4.6
Labor hold Swing +4.6

South Perth[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: South Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Bill Grayden 8,921 56.5 +2.0
Labor Jennifer McNae 6,871 43.5 -2.0
Total formal votes 15,792 97.9 -0.1
Informal votes 345 2.1 +0.1
Turnout 16,137 89.7 +3.8
Liberal hold Swing +2.0

Stirling[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Stirling
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Matt Stephens 5,670 62.2 +8.6
Liberal Peter Skinner 3,443 37.8 +1.6
Total formal votes 9,113 97.2 +0.1
Informal votes 255 2.8 -0.1
Turnout 9,368 93.7 +2.8
National hold Swing +6.1

Subiaco[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Subiaco
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Carmen Lawrence 7,949 50.2 +1.8
Liberal Ross McLean 7,403 46.7 -1.7
Independent Geoff Stuart 488 3.1 +3.1
Total formal votes 15,840 97.5 -0.2
Informal votes 400 2.5 +0.2
Turnout 16,240 89.7 +4.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Carmen Lawrence 8,189 51.7 +3.3
Liberal Ross McLean 7,651 48.3 -3.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +3.3

Vasse[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Vasse
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Barry Blaikie 6,359 63.5 +4.0
Labor Laurie Watson 3,648 36.5 +5.4
Total formal votes 10,007 98.1 +0.3
Informal votes 195 1.9 -0.3
Turnout 10,202 94.3 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.7

Victoria Park[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Victoria Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 9,335 64.9 -2.2
Liberal Diane Airey 5,050 35.1 +2.2
Total formal votes 14,385 97.1 0.0
Informal votes 434 2.9 0.0
Turnout 14,819 90.2 +5.1
Labor hold Swing -2.2

Warren[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Warren
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Evans 4,140 51.2 -9.6
Liberal Paul Omodei 3,671 45.4 +14.6
Independent Charles Parke 272 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 8,083 98.0 +0.6
Informal votes 162 2.0 -0.6
Turnout 8,245 94.1 +2.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Evans 4,276 52.9 -10.5
Liberal Paul Omodei 3,807 47.1 +10.5
Labor hold Swing -10.5

Welshpool[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Welshpool
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill Thomas 10,073 63.2 -1.6
Liberal Stephen Gardiner 5,872 36.8 +1.6
Total formal votes 15,945 95.9 -0.6
Informal votes 683 4.1 +0.6
Turnout 16,628 91.8 +4.0
Labor hold Swing -1.6

Whitford[edit]

Western Australian state election, 1986: Whitford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pam Beggs 12,637 56.5 -1.2
Liberal Kenneth Schulz 8,318 37.2 -5.1
Democrats Graeme Major 1,397 6.3 +6.3
Total formal votes 22,352 98.1 0.0
Informal votes 425 1.9 0.0
Turnout 22,777 92.5 +3.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Pam Beggs 13,366 59.8 +2.1
Liberal Kenneth Schulz 8,986 40.2 -2.1
Labor hold Swing +2.1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of 1986 Election". Australian Politics and Elections Database. 
  2. ^ Prescott, David Black with the assistance of Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.