Electoral district of Peel

Peel was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1989 to 2008.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1989–2008
NamesakePeel region
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

The district was based in the south-western suburbs of Perth.

Peel was at all times a safe Labor seat.


Peel was first created for the 1989 state election. It was won by Labor candidate Norm Marlborough, who retained the seat at all subsequent elections.

2007 by-electionEdit

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

Member Party Term
  Norm Marlborough Labor 1989–2006
  Paul Papalia Labor 2007–2008

Election resultsEdit

External linksEdit

  • Antony Green. "2005 Election Profile:Peel". ABC.
  • "Map of Peel (1996–2005)". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06.
  • "Map of Peel (2005–2008)". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18.