Electoral results for the district of Balga

This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Balga in Western Australian state elections.

Members for BalgaEdit

Balga (1974–1977)
Member Party Term
  Brian Burke Labor 1974–1977
Balga (1983–1989)
Member Party Term
  Brian Burke Labor 1983–1988
  Ted Cunningham Labor 1988–1989

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

1988 Balga state by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ted Cunningham 10,632 55.3 -22.5
Liberal Reg Davies 6,908 35.9 +17.2
Independent Edward Ayre 1,702 8.8 +8.8
Total formal votes 19,242 95.6 -1.7
Informal votes 888 4.4 +1.7
Turnout 20,130 79.8 -12.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ted Cunningham 10,872 56.5 -23.1
Liberal Reg Davies 8,370 43.5 +23.1
Labor hold Swing -23.1
1986 Western Australian state election: Balga[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brian Burke 15,719 77.8 -1.2
Liberal John Gordon 3,774 18.7 -2.3
Independent William Nind 721 3.6 +3.6
Total formal votes 20,214 97.3 0.0
Informal votes 558 2.7 0.0
Turnout 20,772 91.9 +4.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Burke 16,090 79.6 +0.6
Liberal John Gordon 4,124 20.4 -0.6
Labor hold Swing +0.6
1983 Western Australian state election: Balga
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brian Burke 11,654 79.0
Liberal Peter Nolan 3,101 21.0
Total formal votes 14,755 97.3
Informal votes 404 2.7
Turnout 15,159 87.0
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1970sEdit

1974 Western Australian state election: Balga
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Brian Burke 8,761 62.0
Liberal Neil Beck 4,499 31.8
National Alliance Kenneth Austin 506 3.6
Independent Ralph Brockman 368 2.6
Total formal votes 14,134 95.9
Informal votes 601 4.1
Turnout 14,735 93.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Burke 9,021 63.8
Liberal Neil Beck 5,113 36.2
Labor hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prescott, David Black with the assistance of Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.