Electoral district of Cannington

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Cannington (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current2008–present
MPBill Johnston
Electors27,704 (2019)
Area30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district is based in the inner southern suburbs of Perth.

Cannington is a safe Labor seat. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the district was created with a Labor Party majority of 63.3% to 36.7% versus the Liberal Party.[1]


Based in the southern suburbs of Perth, the district straddles both sides of the Canning River. It includes most of Cannington, as well as East Cannington, Beckenham, Queens Park, Wilson, Lynwood, Langford, most of Ferndale and part of Thornlie.


Cannington was first contested at the 2008 state election. It was a new seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. Its territory north of the Canning River was constructed from parts of Victoria Park and Kenwick, whilst territory south of the Canning River came from Riverton and Southern River.

Members for CanningtonEdit

Member Party Term
  Bill Johnston Labor 2008–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Cannington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Johnston 11,474 55.0 +10.8
Liberal Jesse Jacobs 4,970 23.8 −19.4
Greens Elliot Thompson 1,850 8.9 −0.3
One Nation Rozane Bezuidenhout 1,372 6.6 +6.6
Christians Gary Smith 692 3.3 +3.3
Micro Business Zena Rihani 303 1.5 +1.5
Mohsin Virk 210 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 20,871 95.1 +2.3
Informal votes 1,086 4.9 −2.3
Turnout 21,957 85.3 −0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Johnston 14,190 68.1 +16.0
Liberal Jesse Jacobs 6,662 31.9 −16.0
Labor hold Swing +16.0


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. ^ Cannington District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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