Electoral district of Floreat

Floreat was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1968 to 1996.

Floreat
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1968–1996
NamesakeFloreat

The district was based in the inner northwestern suburbs of Perth and was created in the 1966 redistribution. First contested at the 1968 state election, it was won by Liberal candidate Andrew Mensaros, who served as a minister in a number of portfolios under Sir Charles Court and Ray O'Connor from 1974 to 1983, and as shadow attorney-general amongst other responsibilities thereafter.

Mensaros resigned the seat on 16 May 1991[1] due to ill health, triggering a by-election won by independent candidate Liz Constable. Constable had originally intended to seek Liberal endorsement, but ran as an independent once it became clear that she would not win party preselection. Constable remained the member for Floreat until the seat's abolition ahead of the 1996 state election. She then successfully contested the new seat of Churchlands, which largely replaced Floreat.[2]

Members for FloreatEdit

Member Party Term
  Andrew Mensaros Liberal 1968–1991
  Liz Constable Independent 1991–1996

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/intranet/libpages.nsf/WebFiles/SN+12+By-elections/$FILE/SN+12+Byelections.pdf
  2. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, Western Australia: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. p. 91. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5.