Electoral district of Helena

Helena was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1983 to 1996.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1983–1996
NamesakeHelena River

Based in the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, the district was first contested at the 1983 state election. It was won by Labor candidate Gordon Hill, who was at the time member for the abolished Swan.

Hill resigned the seat in 1994, triggering a by-election that resulted in Labor losing the seat to Liberal candidate Rhonda Parker. The ALP's loss of the seat was a key factor that saw the end of Ian Taylor's short stint as ALP leader.

Helena was abolished ahead of the 1996 state election and Parker successfully transferred to the new seat of Ballajura.

Members for HelenaEdit

Member Party Term
  Gordon Hill Labor 1983–1994
  Rhonda Parker Liberal 1994–1996

Election resultsEdit