Electoral region of East Metropolitan

The electoral region of East Metropolitan is a multi-member electoral region of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Perth. 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

Armadale, Belmont, Darling Range, Helena, Kenwick, Maylands, Morley, Roleystone, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

195,221 21.47% 3,800 km2 (1,500 sq mi)
28 November 1994[2] 22 May 1997 – 22 May 2005

Armadale, Ballajura, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Midland, Roleystone, Southern River, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

227,055 21.96% 3,821 km2 (1,475 sq mi)
4 August 2003[3] 22 May 2005 – 22 May 2009

Armadale, Ballajura, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Midland, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Southern River, Swan Hills, Thornlie (10)

261,662 21.53% 3,808 km2 (1,470 sq mi)
29 October 2007[4] 22 May 2009 – 22 May 2017

Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Morley, Mount Lawley, Nollamara, Swan Hills, West Swan (14)

311,378 26.07% 3,697 km2 (1,427 sq mi)
27 November 2015[5] 22 May 2017 – 22 May 2021

Armadale, Bassendean, Belmont, Darling Range, Forrestfield, Kalamunda, Maylands, Midland, Mirrabooka, Morley, Mount Lawley, Swan Hills, Thornlie, West Swan (14)

395,451 24.82% 3,800 km2 (1,500 sq mi)

RepresentationEdit

Distribution of seatsEdit

MembersEdit

Since its creation, the electorate has had 21 members. Two of the members elected in 1989 had previously been members for the North-East Metropolitan Province (Fred McKenzie and Tom Butler) and one had previously been a member for the South-East Metropolitan Province (Kay Hallahan) of the Legislative Council.

Members for East Metropolitan Region
Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1989   Fred McKenzie Labor   Tom Butler Labor   Kay Hallahan Labor   Peter Foss Liberal   Derrick Tomlinson Liberal  
1993   Valma Ferguson Labor
1993   Nick Griffiths Labor   Alannah MacTiernan Labor
1995   Valma Ferguson Labor
1996   Paul Sulc Labor
1996   Ljiljanna Ravlich Labor   Norm Kelly Democrats
2001   Louise Pratt Labor
2005   Helen Morton Liberal   Donna Faragher Liberal
2007   Batong Pham Labor
2008   Jock Ferguson Labor   Alison Xamon Greens   Alyssa Hayden Liberal
2010   Linda Savage Labor
2013   Alanna Clohesy Labor   Samantha Rowe Labor   Amber-Jade Sanderson Labor
2017   Bill Leadbetter Labor
2017   Matthew Swinbourn Labor   Tim Clifford Greens   Charles Smith One Nation
2019   Independent
2020   Western Australia

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). "East Metropolitan Region Profile". Retrieved 2008-10-22.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) (27 November 2015). "East Metropolitan Region". Retrieved 2008-10-22.[permanent dead link]