Electoral district of Kwinana

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

Kwinana
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Kwinana (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current2008–present
MPRoger Cook
PartyLabor
NamesakeCity of Kwinana
Electors26,567 (2019)
Area142 km2 (54.8 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth.

HistoryEdit

Kwinana was first created for the 2008 state election. It was a new urban seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. For the most part it combined the southern portion of the district of Cockburn with the northern part of the district of Peel; it also took in territory previously covered by the districts of Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

At its creation, Kwinana was calculated to have a Labor Party majority of 69.2% to 30.8% versus the Liberal Party,[1] making it a very safe Labor seat. However, Labor candidate Roger Cook won the seat only narrowly against independent challenger Carol Adams, prevailing 50.79% to 49.21%.[2] Adams, the mayor of Kwinana, launched her independent candidacy after unsuccessfully contesting Labor preselection for the seat.[3] Adams sought a rematch in 2013, but Cook won with an increased majority.

However, Kwinana was a very safe Labor seat in "traditional" two-party matchups between Labor and the Liberals; Cook would have easily won it with over 60 percent of the two-party vote in 2008 and 2013. Proving this, Cook was easily reelected in 2013 with 68 percent of the two-party vote.

GeographyEdit

Kwinana includes all the local government area of the City of Kwinana as well as a parts of the City of Rockingham and the City of Cockburn. The district takes in the suburbs of Henderson, Wattleup, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Banjup, Naval Base, Hope Valley, Mandogalup, Wandi, Kwinana Beach, Postans, The Spectacles, Anketell, Medina, Orelia, Calista, Kwinana Town Centre, Parmelia, Bertram, Casuarina, Leda, Wellard, Hillman, as well as parts of Cooloongup, Waikiki and Baldivis.

Members for KwinanaEdit

Member Party Term
  Roger Cook Labor 2008–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Kwinana[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Roger Cook 11,592 55.4 +14.4
Liberal Bianca Talbot 4,824 23.0 −13.1
One Nation Tim Taylor 1,968 9.4 +9.4
Greens Jody Freeman 1,742 8.3 +1.6
Christians Eleanor Morel 516 2.5 +1.6
Micro Business Joshua Hyde 298 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 20,940 95.1 +1.6
Informal votes 1,078 4.9 −1.6
Turnout 22,018 85.6 −1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Roger Cook 14,251 68.1 +13.7
Liberal Bianca Talbot 6,683 31.9 −13.7
Labor hold Swing +13.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Antony Green. "2007 Redistribution". ABC.
  2. ^ "District of Kwinana Two Candidate Preferred Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  3. ^ "Kwinana Mayor lashes out at ALP". ABC. 21 May 2008.
  4. ^ Kwinana District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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