Electoral district of Gosnells

Gosnells was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was in existence from 1977 to 1989 and from 2008 to 2017. The seat was named after the suburb of Gosnells, and was located in Perth's southeastern suburbs. Gosnells was a safe seat for the Labor Party for most of its existence.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1977–1989; 2008–2017
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
DemographicEast Metropolitan


Gosnells was first created for the 1977 state election and abolished ahead of the 1989 state election. It was largely replaced by the district of Thornlie, which sitting Gosnells MP Yvonne Henderson contested and won. Gosnells was held at all times by the Labor Party.

A new seat named Gosnells was created for the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation. The new district was drawn from large parts of the electorates of Kenwick, which was abolished, and Southern River, as well as a small part of Armadale. It included almost all of the suburb of Gosnells, large parts of the suburbs of Huntingdale and Thornlie and a small part of the suburb of Martin.

Gosnells was abolished for a second time in a redistribution prior to the 2017 state election. The sitting MP, Labor's Chris Tallentire, contested the new seat of Thornlie, while parts of Gosnells were also incorporated into Southern River.

Members for GosnellsEdit

Gosnells (1977–1989)
Member Party Term
  Bob Pearce Labor 1977–1983
  Yvonne Henderson Labor 1983–1989
Gosnells (2008–2017)
  Chris Tallentire Labor 2008–2017

Election resultsEdit

2013 Western Australian state election: Gosnells
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Chris Tallentire 9,237 44.8 +2.1
Liberal David Goode 8,040 39.0 +2.6
Greens Luke Edmonds 1,207 5.9 –6.4
Independent Chris Fernandez 850 4.1 +4.1
Christians Mark Staer 782 3.8 –0.7
Independent Debbie Butler 501 2.4 +2.4
Total formal votes 20,617 92.5 -1.6
Informal votes 1,682 7.5 +1.6
Turnout 22,299 89.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Tallentire 10,896 52.9 –1.9
Liberal David Goode 9,701 47.1 +1.9
Labor hold Swing –1.9


External linksEdit

  • "Map of Gosnells (2011 redistribution)" (PDF). Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. October 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2017.