Electoral district of Bassendean

Bassendean is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Bassendean (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1996–present
MPDave Kelly
Electors28,337 (2019)
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
DemographicEast Metropolitan

The district is based in the eastern suburbs of Perth. It is a safe Labor seat.


Bassendean is a compact electorate situated east of the Perth CBD. The district is bordered to the south by Swan River, to the east by the Tonkin Highway and Beechboro Road North, to the north by the Reid Highway and to the west by Lord Street. It includes the suburbs of Bassendean, Ashfield, Eden Hill, Kiara, Lockridge, as well as parts of Beechboro, Bayswater, Embleton and Morley.


Bassendean was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Labor candidate Clive Brown, previously the member for Morley, which had been abolished. Brown was succeeded at the 2005 state election by Martin Whitely, previously member for the abolished Roleystone. Whitely retired at the 2013 election and was succeeded by union official Dave Kelly.

Members for BassendeanEdit

Member Party Term
  Clive Brown Labor 1996–2005
  Martin Whitely Labor 2005–2013
  Dave Kelly Labor 2013–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Bassendean[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Dave Kelly 13,203 59.1 +12.4
Liberal Jim Seth 5,192 23.2 −16.3
Greens Sarah Quinton 2,532 11.3 +1.0
Christians Paul Mewhor 735 3.3 −0.2
Micro Business Graeme Martin 680 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 22,342 93.9 +2.1
Informal votes 1,455 6.1 −2.1
Turnout 23,797 87.2 −0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Dave Kelly 15,967 71.5 +16.4
Liberal Jim Seth 6,365 28.5 −16.4
Labor hold Swing +16.4


  1. ^ Bassendean District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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