Electoral district of Riverton

The Electoral district of Riverton is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Riverton is named for the southern Perth suburb of Riverton which falls within its borders.

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Riverton (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1989–present
MPMike Nahan
Electors28,181 (2019)
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan


Riverton was created at the 1988 redistribution, replacing the abolished district of Clontarf, which had been a safe Liberal seat since a redistribution prior to the 1977 election.[1][2] Riverton was first contested at the 1989 election, at which Liberal Party member Graham Kierath was successful. He served as a minister in the Court government, and held the seat until his unexpected defeat at the 2001 election on a 10.16% swing. The seat was then held by Tony McRae of the Labor Party, until his defeat by the Liberal Party's Mike Nahan at the 2008 election. McRae was the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Disability Services between 2006 and 2008.


Riverton is bounded by the Canning River to the north, Bannister Creek and High Road to the northeast, Nicholson Road to the east, the freight railway and South Street to the south, and Karel Avenue and Fifth Avenue to the west. Its boundaries include the suburbs of Parkwood, Riverton, Shelley, Willetton, Bull Creek and the Canning Vale industrial area and markets.[3]

The 2007 redistribution, which took effect at the 2008 election, resulted in the seat losing Ferndale in the northeast and eastern Leeming in the southwest, while gaining the unpopulated Canning Vale industrial area.[4]

Members for RivertonEdit

Member Party Term
  Graham Kierath Liberal 1989–2001
  Tony McRae Labor 2001–2008
  Mike Nahan Liberal 2008–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Riverton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Mike Nahan 10,047 45.2 −14.6
Labor Marion Boswell 7,492 33.7 +1.8
Greens Thor Kerr 2,090 9.4 +2.6
One Nation Tshung-Hui Chang 1,086 4.9 +4.9
Christians Susan Regnard 1,058 4.8 +4.8
Matheson for WA Gavin Waugh 274 1.2 +1.2
Micro Business Zeeshan Pasha 204 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 22,251 96.3 +2.0
Informal votes 850 3.7 −2.0
Turnout 23,101 91.0 −3.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mike Nahan 12,092 54.4 −8.3
Labor Marion Boswell 10,153 45.6 +8.3
Liberal hold Swing −8.3


  1. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. pp. 59–60. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5.
  2. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.
  3. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - South Metropolitan - Riverton". Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (4 August 2003). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - South Metropolitan - Riverton". Archived from the original on 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  5. ^ Riverton District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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