Electoral district of Baldivis

Baldivis is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It is located in Perth's southern suburbs, and named after the suburb of Baldivis.

Baldivis
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Baldivis-WA-2017.png
Location of Baldivis (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current2017–present
MPReece Whitby
PartyLabor
NamesakeBaldivis
Electors29,162 (2019)
Area69 km2 (26.6 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

Baldivis was created by the Western Australian Electoral Commission in a 2015 redistribution, and elected its first member at the 2017 state election. It incorporates areas that previously fell into the seats of Kwinana and Warnbro. Baldivis has a notional 6.4-point majority for the Labor Party (based on the results of the 2013 election), and is considered a safe seat for that party.[1]

GeographyEdit

At the 2017 state election, Baldivis includes the suburb of Bertram in its entirety, and parts of the suburbs of Baldivis, Cooloongup, Leda, Waikiki and Wellard. It is bounded by Kwinana Freeway to the east.[2]

Members for BaldivisEdit

Member Party Term
  Reece Whitby Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Baldivis[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Reece Whitby 11,339 45.3 +1.8
Independent Matt Whitfield 5,346 21.4 +21.4
Liberal Malcolm George 3,571 14.3 −18.8
One Nation John Zurakowski 1,854 7.4 +7.4
Greens Christine Fegebank 1,412 5.6 −0.8
Christians Yvette Holmes 614 2.5 +0.3
Independent Craig Hamersley 390 1.6 +1.6
Micro Business Prabhpreet Makkar 249 1.0 +1.0
Independent Kath Summers 237 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 25,012 95.5 +1.8
Informal votes 1,188 4.5 −1.8
Turnout 26,200 85.1 +12.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Reece Whitby 16,987 67.9 +11.5
Liberal Malcolm George 8,023 32.1 −11.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Reece Whitby 14,306 57.2 +0.8
Independent Matt Whitfield 10,695 42.8 +42.8
Labor hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Electorate: Baldivis, WA Election 2017, ABC News. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ 2015 Final Boundaries by Region and District, Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  3. ^ Baldivis District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

External linksEdit

  • ABC Election Profiles: 2017
  • WAEC District Maps: 2015