Electoral district of Moore

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–1904; 1911–1930; 1950–present
MPShane Love
NamesakeMoore River
Electors25,297 (2019)
Area71,817 km2 (27,728.7 sq mi)

Moore has had three incarnations as an electorate. In its first incarnation, Moore was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election.

Its latest incarnation it has existed continuously since 1950. In that time, the seat has been variously held by the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics: the Liberal Party and the National Party. The seat has never been won by the Labor Party.


Moore is a coastal district, covering an expanse of rural territory to the north of Perth and surrounding but not including the regional city of Geraldton. The district includes the towns of Kalbarri, Northampton, Nabawa, Mullewa, Dongara, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Three Springs, Perenjori, Carnamah, Eneabba, Leeman, Coorow, Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra, Dandaragan, Moora, Dalwallinu, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Guilderton, Gingin, Bindoon, Calingiri and Toodyay.


Electoral reform ahead of the 2008 state election necessitated an increase in the enrolment of non-metropolitan districts. This meant that the district of Greenough was abolished, with Moore taking in most of its former territory and voters. This pitted the National member for Greenough, Grant Woodhams, against the Liberal member for Moore, Gary Snook, with Woodhams emerging the victor.

Moore's most famous member was Henry Lefroy, Premier of Western Australia from 1917 to 1919.

Members for MooreEdit

Moore (1890–1904)
Member Party Term
  George Randell Unaligned 1890–1892
  Henry Lefroy Ministerial 1892–1901
  Michael O'Connor Ministerial 1901–1904
Moore (1911–1930)
Member Party Term
  Henry Lefroy Liberal 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  James Denton Country 1921–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1927
  Percy Ferguson Country 1927–1930
Moore (1950–present)
Member Party Term
  John Ackland Country 1950–1958
  Edgar Lewis Country 1958–1974
  Bert Crane Country 1974–1975
  National Country 1975–1985
  Liberal 1985–1989
  Bill McNee Liberal 1989–2005
  Gary Snook Liberal 2005–2008
  Grant Woodhams National 2008–2013
  Shane Love National 2013–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Moore[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Shane Love 7,406 34.9 −2.2
Labor Barni Norton 4,424 20.9 +4.5
Liberal Darren Slyns 4,079 19.2 −19.8
One Nation Jim Kelly 2,762 13.0 +13.0
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Ross Williamson 1,238 5.8 +5.8
Greens Peter Leam 864 4.1 −1.5
Christians Wes Porter 422 2.0 +0.1
Total formal votes 21,195 96.0 +1.0
Informal votes 876 4.0 −1.0
Turnout 22,071 89.8 +0.7
Two-party-preferred result
National Shane Love 14,456 68.2 –5.0
Labor Barni Norton 6,725 31.8 −5.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Shane Love 13,534 63.9 +8.0
Liberal Darren Slyns 7,638 36.1 −8.0
National hold Swing +8.0


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

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