Electoral district of Scarborough

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Scarborough (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1974–1996; 2008–present
MPLiza Harvey
Electors29,272 (2019)
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
DemographicNorth Metropolitan

The district is a coastal electorate based in the northern suburbs of Perth and is named for the suburb of Scarborough. It also includes the suburbs of Doubleview, Innaloo, Osborne Park, and parts of the suburbs of City Beach, Gwelup, Karrinyup, and Trigg.

Politically, the district is a marginal one. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the seat was created with a Liberal Party majority of 52.4% to 47.6% versus the Labor Party.[1]


Scarborough was first created at the 1972 redistribution, and was first contested at the 1974 election.[2] Although typically a Liberal-held seat, it was won by the Labor Party at the 1983 and 1986 elections. The district was abolished at the 1996 election, largely replaced by the seat of Innaloo.[3] Innaloo continued in the same trend as its predecessor, being won by Labor candidate John Quigley at the 2001 election before being abolished at the 2003 redistribution.

A new seat called Scarborough was created for the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation. Scarborough was formed from the territory of two existing electorates: the southern end of Carine and the northern end of Churchlands.

Members for ScarboroughEdit

Scarborough (1974–1996)
Member Party Term
  Ray Young Liberal 1974–1983
  Graham Burkett Labor 1983–1989
  George Strickland Liberal 1989–1996
Scarborough (2008–present)
  Liza Harvey Liberal 2008–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Scarborough[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Liza Harvey 10,829 47.6 −14.2
Labor Tony Walker 6,668 29.3 +4.8
Greens Judith Cullity 3,311 14.6 +3.4
One Nation Margaret Dodd 910 4.0 +4.0
Christians Kevin Host 430 1.9 −0.5
Micro Business Dan Bailey 307 1.4 +1.4
Matheson for WA Steven Pynt 278 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 22,733 96.1 +1.4
Informal votes 930 3.9 −1.4
Turnout 23,663 84.8 −0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Liza Harvey 12,629 55.6 −11.7
Labor Tony Walker 10,100 44.4 +11.7
Liberal hold Swing −11.7


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1965 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 14 June 1972. p. 1972:1833-1893.
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
  4. ^ Scarborough District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.

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