Electoral region of Agricultural

The electoral region of Agricultural is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the South West, Peel and part of the Great Southern regions of the state. It was created by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and became effective on 22 May 1989 with five members who had been elected at the 1989 state election three months earlier. At the 2008 election, it was increased to six members.

GeographyEdit

The Region is made up of several complete Legislative Assembly districts, which change at each distribution.

Redistribution Period Electoral districts Electors % of State Area
29 April 1988[1] 22 May 1989 – 22 May 1997

Avon, Geraldton, Greenough, Merredin, Moore, Roe, Wagin (7)

80,626 8.89% 267,448 km2 (103,262 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997 – 22 May 2005 As per 1988 87,137 8.27% 267,448 km2 (103,262 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005 – 22 May 2009 As per 1988 94,877 7.81% 261,282 km2 (100,882 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009 – 22 May 2017

Central Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Moore, Wagin (4)

82,479 6.56% 200,091 km2 (77,256 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Central Wheatbelt, Geraldton, Moore, Roe (4)

102,748 6.45% 281,264 km2 (108,597 sq mi)

RepresentationEdit

Distribution of seatsEdit

As 5-member seat:

Election Seats won
1989–1993          
1993–1997          
1997–2001          
2001–2005          
2005–2009          

As 6-member seat:

Election Seats won
2009–2013            
2013–2017            
2017–2021            

Legend:

  Labor
  Liberal
  National
  Greens
  One Nation
  Shooters, Fishers and Farmers

MembersEdit

Since its creation, the electorate has had 25 members, only seven of whom were or are not from either the Liberal or National parties. All five of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members of the Legislative Council—two from the South Province, one from the Central Province, one from the South-East Province, and one from the Upper West Province.

Members for Agricultural Region
Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1989   Jim Brown Labor   Margaret McAleer Liberal   David Wordsworth Liberal   Eric Charlton Nationals   John Caldwell Nationals  
1992   Kim Chance Labor
1993   Murray Nixon Liberal   Bruce Donaldson Liberal   Murray Criddle Nationals
1996
1998   Dexter Davies Nationals
2001   Dee Margetts Greens   Frank Hough One Nation
2004   New Country
2005   Anthony Fels Liberal   Margaret Rowe Liberal
2007   Brian Ellis Liberal
2008   Family First   Wendy Duncan Nationals
2008   Matt Benson-Lidholm Labor   Philip Gardiner Nationals   Jim Chown Liberal   Mia Davies Nationals   Max Trenorden Nationals
2012   Independent   Independent
2013   Martin Aldridge Nationals
2013   Darren West Labor   Rick Mazza Shooters, Fishers, Farmers   Paul Brown Nationals
2017   Laurie Graham Labor   Colin de Grussa Nationals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral Districts Act 1947–1985 – Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339–1527.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 – Division of the State into Electoral Regions and Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 4 August 2003. p. 2003:3475–3566.
  4. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (29 October 2007). "South West Region Profile". Retrieved 22 October 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2015). "Agricultural Region". Archived from the original on 20 April 2017. Retrieved 20 April 2017.