Electoral district of Bateman

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Bateman (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current2008–present
MPDean Nalder
Electors29,367 (2019)
Area25 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district shares its name with the southern Perth suburb of Bateman, situated in the central part of the electorate. Both the electorate and the suburb are named after members of the Bateman family who established their home 'Grasmere' at nearby Bulls Creek in 1886.[1] The seat was created as a result of the 2007 electoral redistribution, largely replacing the former Murdoch electorate. Bateman is regarded as a safe Liberal seat, as Murdoch (itself largely replaced by Jandakot between 1989 and 1996[2]) had been held by the party since the seat's creation in 1977.

Members for BatemanEdit

Member Party Term
  Christian Porter Liberal 2008–2013
  Matt Taylor Liberal 2013–2017
  Dean Nalder Liberal 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Bateman[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dean Nalder 11,515 51.0 −15.3
Labor Tomas Fitzgerald 6,469 28.7 +9.9
Greens Adie Wilmot 2,315 10.3 +1.4
One Nation Michelle Meyers 1,032 4.6 +4.6
Christians Don Huggins 698 3.1 +3.1
Micro Business Jonathan Masih 334 1.5 +1.5
Matheson for WA Adrian Arnold 206 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 22,569 96.6 +2.1
Informal votes 792 3.4 −2.1
Turnout 23,361 89.8 −1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dean Nalder 13,418 59.5 −13.7
Labor Tomas Fitzgerald 9,148 40.5 +13.7
Liberal hold Swing −13.7


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-27. Retrieved 2008-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ An examination of the electoral boundaries of Murdoch and the former seat of Jandakot shows them to have similar boundaries. The newly created seat of Jandakot, though it takes in some areas currently within the Murdoch boundary, is much larger than its previous incarnation in the period 1989-96. See http://www.boundarieswa.com/2007/Final-Boundaries/South_Metropolitan/Jandakot/.
  3. ^ Bateman District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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