Electoral district of Wanneroo

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

Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
Location of Wanneroo (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1989–present
MPSabine Winton
Electors29,481 (2019)
Area389 km2 (150.2 sq mi)
DemographicNorth Metropolitan

The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Wanneroo is a marginal seat; it has been held by the government of the day on every occasion since its creation in 1989.


Wanneroo is based in the outer northern suburbs of Perth. It includes the suburbs of Ashby, Banksia Grove, Carramar, Gnangara, Hocking, Jandabup, Madeley, Mariginiup, Pearsall, Sinagra, Tapping, Wangara and Wanneroo.


Wanneroo was first created for the 1989 state election. It replaced the abolished seat of Joondalup, and was won by Labor MP Jackie Watkins, then the member for Joondalup. Watkins lost the seat one term later when Labor lost government at the 1993 state election. The seat remained in Liberal Party hands for two terms until the party lost government at the 2001 state election. This pattern asserted itself again at the 2008 state election when Labor's two term hold on the seat ended with the defeat of the Labor government.

Members for WannerooEdit

Member Party Term
  Jackie Watkins Labor 1989–1993
  Wayde Smith Liberal 1993–1996
  Iain MacLean Liberal 1996–2001
  Dianne Guise Labor 2001–2008
  Paul Miles Liberal 2008–2017
  Sabine Winton Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Wanneroo[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Sabine Winton 10,930 46.8 +14.5
Liberal Paul Miles 7,017 30.1 −25.5
One Nation Joseph Darcy 2,288 9.8 +9.8
Greens Robyn Treacy 1,552 6.6 −0.9
Christians Linley Pass 629 2.7 +0.1
Independent Max Wilson 595 2.5 +2.5
Micro Business Peter Rosengrave 173 0.7 +0.7
Matheson for WA Greg Macpherson 160 0.7 +0.7
Total formal votes 23,344 95.9 +2.5
Informal votes 996 4.1 −2.5
Turnout 24,340 88.1 +3.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sabine Winton 13,361 57.3 +18.2
Liberal Paul Miles 9,975 42.7 −18.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +18.2


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

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