Electoral results for the district of Gascoyne

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

Members for GascoyneEdit

Member Party Term
  Robert Frederick Sholl Opposition 1890–1897
  George Hubble Ministerial 1897–1901
  William Butcher Independent 1901–1905
  Ministerial 1905–1911
  John McDonald Labor 1911–1914
  Archibald Gilchrist Liberal (WA) 1914–1917
  Edward Angelo Nationalist 1917–1920
  Country 1920–1923
  Country (MCP) 1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1933
  Frank Wise Labor 1933–1951
  Noel Butcher Independent Liberal 1951–1953
  Daniel Norton Labor 1953–1974
  Ian Laurance Liberal 1974–1987
  Dudley Maslen Liberal 1987–1989

Election resultsEdit

Elections in the 1980sEdit

1987 Gascoyne state by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dudley Maslen 2,165 53.0 -7.5
Labor Kevin Leahy 1,919 47.0 +7.5
Total formal votes 4,084 98.2 +0.4
Informal votes 73 1.8 -0.4
Turnout 4,157 81.6 -4.3
Liberal hold Swing -7.5
1986 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,600 60.5 -1.3
Labor Kevin Leahy 1,697 39.5 +1.3
Total formal votes 4,297 97.8 +0.5
Informal votes 96 2.2 -0.5
Turnout 4,393 85.9 +1.3
Liberal hold Swing -1.3
1983 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,026 61.8
Labor John Cunningham 1,253 38.2
Total formal votes 3,279 97.3
Informal votes 91 2.7
Turnout 3,370 84.6
Liberal hold Swing
1980 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,015 61.6 -7.9
Labor Robert Price 1,183 36.1 +9.6
Independent Robert Phillips 75 2.3 -1.7
Total formal votes 3,273 97.2 +0.1
Informal votes 95 2.8 -0.1
Turnout 3,368 87.7 -1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,052 62.7 -8.9
Labor Robert Price 1,221 37.3 +8.9
Liberal hold Swing -8.9

Elections in the 1970sEdit

1977 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,192 69.5
Labor Robert Brown 834 26.5
Independent Robert Phillips 127 4.0
Total formal votes 3,153 97.1
Informal votes 95 2.9
Turnout 3,248 89.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,256 71.6 +6.2
Labor Robert Brown 897 28.4 -6.2
Liberal hold Swing +6.2
1974 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Ian Laurance 1,610 50.5
Labor Frank Davis 955 30.0
National Alliance Wilson Tuckey 511 16.0
Independent Robert Phillips 111 3.5
Total formal votes 3,187 95.3
Informal votes 156 4.7
Turnout 3,343 88.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ian Laurance 2,100 65.9
Labor Frank Davis 1,087 34.1
Liberal gain from Labor Swing
1971 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton 1,546 58.1 -4.1
Liberal Keith Hasleby 839 31.5 -2.6
Independent Robert Phillips 167 6.3 +6.3
Democratic Labor Kevin Courtney 110 4.1 +4.1
Total formal votes 2,662 96.1 -1.3
Informal votes 109 3.9 +1.3
Turnout 2,771 84.4 -0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Daniel Norton 1,645 61.8 -2.3
Liberal Keith Hasleby 1,017 38.2 +2.3
Labor hold Swing -2.3

Elections in the 1960sEdit

1968 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton 1,321 62.2
Liberal and Country Peter Butler 724 34.1
Independent Neville Brandstater 79 3.7
Total formal votes 2,124 97.4
Informal votes 56 2.6
Turnout 2,180 84.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Daniel Norton 1,361 64.1
Liberal and Country Peter Butler 763 35.9
Labor hold Swing
1965 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton 1,064 62.5 -37.5
Liberal and Country Stewart Maver 556 32.7 +32.7
Independent Neville Brandstater 82 4.8 +4.8
Total formal votes 1,702 97.5
Informal votes 43 2.5
Turnout 1,745 85.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Daniel Norton 1,106 65.8 -2.2
Liberal and Country Stewart Maver 596 34.2 +2.2
Labor hold Swing -2.2
1962 Western Australian state election: Gascoyne
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Daniel Norton unopposed
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.