Electoral district of Cockburn

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Cockburn (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1962–present
MPFran Logan
NamesakeCity of Cockburn
Electors28,620 (2019)
Area45 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district is based in Perth's south-western suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Labor seat.


Cockburn is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth. It is a coastal electorate, lying to the west of the Kwinana Freeway. The district includes the suburbs of Cockburn Central, Yangebup, Munster, Beeliar, Success, Henderson, Wattleup, Hammond Park, most of Coogee and Spearwood, as well as parts of Bibra Lake and South Lake.


Cockburn was first contested at the 1962 state election. The seat's first member was Henry Curran, who had previously been the member for South Fremantle.

Cockburn has been at all times held by the Labor Party.

Members for CockburnEdit

Member Party Term
  Henry Curran Labor 1962–1968
  Don Taylor Labor 1968–1984
  Clive Hughes Labor 1984–1986
  Norm Marlborough Labor 1986–1989
  Bill Thomas Labor 1989–2001
  Fran Logan Labor 2001–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Cockburn[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Fran Logan 12,460 53.6 +5.4
Liberal Lavin Raja-Yogam 6,389 27.5 −14.0
Greens Shannon Hewitt 2,071 8.9 +1.3
Independent Steve Portelli 1,194 5.1 +5.1
Christians Edward Roose 592 2.5 +2.5
Micro Business Connor McHugh 264 1.1 +1.1
Flux the System! Erinn Stanfield 264 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 23,234 94.5 +0.0
Informal votes 1,354 5.5 −0.0
Turnout 24,588 88.1 +3.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Fran Logan 15,311 65.9 +11.3
Liberal Lavin Raja-Yogam 7,911 34.1 −11.3
Labor hold Swing +11.3


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

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