Electoral district of Kingsley

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

Kingsley
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Kingsley (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1989–present
MPJessica Stojkovski
PartyLabor
NamesakeKingsley
Electors29,573 (2019)
Area23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
DemographicNorth Metropolitan

The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

GeographyEdit

Located in the northern suburbs of Perth, the district of Kingsley is a north–south elongated electorate bordered by four major roads. It is bounded to the west by the Mitchell Freeway, to the north by Ocean Reef Road, to the east by Wanneroo Road and to the south by Beach Road. The district covers the entirety of four suburbs: Kingsley, Greenwood, Warwick and Woodvale.

HistoryEdit

Kingsley was first created ahead of the 1989 state election and won by Liberal candidate Cheryl Edwardes. Edwardes held the seat until her retirement at the 2005 state election, when her husband Colin Edwardes ran to succeed her as the new Liberal candidate, but was defeated by Labor candidate Judy Hughes. Kingsley was the only seat the Labor Party took from the Liberal Party at the 2005 election.

A redistribution ahead of the 2008 state election mostly wiped out the Labor margin in Kingsley. Accordingly, Hughes was defeated after one term by Liberal candidate Andrea Mitchell. Mitchell was re-elected in 2013, but was defeated in 2017 by Labor candidate Jessica Stojkovski.

Members for KingsleyEdit

Member Party Term
  Cheryl Edwardes Liberal 1989–2005
  Judy Hughes Labor 2005–2008
  Andrea Mitchell Liberal 2008–2017
  Jessica Stojkovski Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Kingsley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrea Mitchell 9,814 43.1 −16.2
Labor Jessica Stojkovski 9,305 40.9 +11.1
Greens Matthew Ward 2,208 9.7 +1.2
Christians Gilbert Burnside 655 2.9 +0.5
Matheson for WA John McNair 473 2.1 +2.1
Micro Business Dominic Staltari 323 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 22,778 95.9 +1.4
Informal votes 963 4.1 −1.4
Turnout 23,741 91.0 −1.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jessica Stojkovski 11,541 50.7 +14.7
Liberal Andrea Mitchell 11,234 49.3 −14.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +14.7

ReferencesEdit

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

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