Electoral district of Jandakot

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Jandakot (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1989–1996; 2008–present
MPYaz Mubarakai
Electors28,799 (2019)
Area94 km2 (36.3 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district is based in the southern suburbs of Perth and is named for the suburb of Jandakot. It also includes the suburbs of Canning Vale (part), Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Leeming, Piara Waters and Treeby.

Politically, the district is a marginal one. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the district was created with a Labor Party majority of 53.6% to 46.4% versus the Liberal Party.[1]


Jandakot was first created in 1988 for the 1989 state election, largely replacing the abolished seat of Murdoch. It contained the suburbs of Bull Creek, Leeming and western and southern Willetton, as well as part of Canning Vale and Jandakot Airport.[2]

Its first member was the then Liberal Opposition Leader, Barry MacKinnon. MacKinnon retired from politics in 1993 after being ousted as leader in favour of Richard Court a year earlier, and Mike Board, who later became a Minister in the Court government, won the seat in his stead. The name Murdoch was restored by the 1994 redistribution, taking effect at the 1996 state election.[3]

A new seat named Jandakot was created ahead of the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation on 29 October 2007. The new district was drawn from parts of the existing electorates of Cockburn, Murdoch, Riverton, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Southern River.

Population growth on Perth's outer predicated re-drawing of the state electoral boundaries again in 2015 ahead of the 2017 State Election, with the seat of Jandakot shifting eastward.[4]

Members for JandakotEdit

Jandakot (1989–1996)
Member Party Term
  Barry MacKinnon Liberal 1989–1993
  Mike Board Liberal 1993–1996
Jandakot (2008–present)
  Joe Francis Liberal 2008–2017
  Yaz Mubarakai Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Jandakot[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Yaz Mubarakai 9,973 39.6 +12.6
Liberal Joe Francis 9,830 39.1 −25.2
Greens Dorinda Cox 1,735 6.9 −0.2
One Nation John Murphy 1,681 6.7 +6.7
Christians Warnar Spyker 901 3.6 +1.9
Animal Justice Francesca Gobbert 587 2.3 +2.3
Micro Business Sat Samra 456 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 25,163 96.1 +2.0
Informal votes 1,030 3.9 −2.0
Turnout 26,193 90.2 +10.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Yaz Mubarakai 12,835 51.0 +19.4
Liberal Joe Francis 12,323 49.0 −19.4
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +19.4


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
  4. ^ "Electoral Boundaries | Electoral Boundaries WA". www.boundaries.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  5. ^ Jandakot District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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