Electoral district of Peel
Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
The district was based in the south-western suburbs of Perth.
Peel was at all times a safe Labor seat.
Marlborough resigned in late 2006 amidst a corruption scandal. The resulting by-election saw Labor candidate Paul Papalia elected as the district's new member. Papalia represented the seat until its abolition ahead of the 2008 state election.
At the redistribution that resulted in its abolition, Peel was divided between two new seats: Warnbro, which comprised the southern three quarters of the electorate, and Kwinana, which was created from the northern quarter of Peel, plus parts of neighbouring districts. At the 2008 election, Papalia became the member for Warnbro.
Peel was a north–south elongated electorate based in the outer south-western suburbs of Perth. It surrounded, but never included, the satellite community of Rockingham. In its original form, Peel ran from the suburbs to the north-east of Rockingham down to suburbs to the south-east of Rockingham. However, due to the district lying in a high growth area, successive redistribution saw areas shed at its northern end. In its final form, the district went no further north than to Rockingham's immediate east.
Members for PeelEdit