Electoral district of Southern River
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
|State or territory:||Western Australia|
|Area:||39 km² (15 sq mi)|
The district is a marginal seat based in the southern suburbs of Perth.
Southern River is an electorate situated in Perth's southern suburbs. The district includes the suburb of Southern River, large parts of the suburbs of Canning Vale and Huntingdale, as well as small parts of the suburbs of Thornlie and Gosnells.
Southern River was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Liberal Party candidate Monica Holmes who defeated Labor candidate Judyth Watson, the latter being at the time member for the abolished Kenwick. Holmes was defeated at the 2001 state election by Labor candidate Paul Andrews.
The redistribution ahead of the 2005 state election shifted Southern River eastward, making the seat safer for the Labor Party. That election saw Paul Andrews defeat Monica Holmes a second time, with a much wider margin in large part due to the redistribution changes. The next redistribution saw much of the previous changes reversed, making Southern River once again a marginal seat. With Labor's hold on the seat now much more tenuous, Andrews was defeated at the 2008 state election by Liberal candidate Peter Abetz.
Members for Southern River
|Western Australian state election, 2013: Southern River|
|Total formal votes||22,116||93.8|