Electoral district of Willagee

Willagee is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Willagee
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Willagee (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1996–present
MPPeter Tinley
PartyLabor
NamesakeWillagee
Electors27,173 (2019)
Area34 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
DemographicSouth Metropolitan

Willagee has at all times been a safe Labor seat.

GeographyEdit

Willagee is an electorate in Perth's south, to the east and south-east of Fremantle. It includes:

HistoryEdit

Willagee was first created at the 1994 redistribution ahead of the 1996 state election. It was won by Labor candidate Alan Carpenter, who later served as Minister for Education and other portfolios in the Gallop Ministry. Following Geoff Gallop's retirement from politics in January 2006, Carpenter became Premier, which he remained until the 2008 state election, at which Labor lost its majority. He retired from politics effective 2 October 2009 and the resulting by-election, held on 28 November, was won by Labor candidate Peter Tinley.

Members for WillageeEdit

Member Party Term
  Alan Carpenter Labor 1996–2009
  Peter Tinley Labor 2009–present

Election resultsEdit

2017 Western Australian state election: Willagee[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Peter Tinley 11,229 52.7 +9.8
Liberal Rebecca Aubrey 6,547 30.7 −13.2
Greens Felicity McGeorge 2,470 11.6 +0.7
Christians Robin Hosking 514 2.4 +2.4
Micro Business Paul Potter 334 1.6 +1.6
Socialist Alliance Corina Abraham 212 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 21,306 95.7 +2.1
Informal votes 957 4.3 −2.1
Turnout 22,263 88.5 −2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Peter Tinley 13,948 65.5 +13.0
Liberal Rebecca Aubrey 7,351 34.5 −13.0
Labor hold Swing +13.0

ReferencesEdit

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

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