Electoral results for the district of Melville

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

Members for MelvilleEdit

Member Party Term
  John Tonkin Labor 1950–1977
  Barry Hodge Labor 1977–1989
  Doug Shave Liberal 1989–1996

Election resultsEdit

1993 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Doug Shave 10,433 53.6 +9.3
Labor William Lyon 6,338 32.5 -11.8
Greens Valerie Cousins 668 3.4 -1.3
Independent Margaret Barton 608 3.1 +3.1
Independent Shirley de la Hunty 555 2.9 +2.9
Independent Anthony Buhagiar 457 2.4 +2.4
Democrats Ann Curtis 235 1.2 +1.2
Independent Michael McKibbin 184 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 19,478 95.5 +3.5
Informal votes 921 4.5 -3.5
Turnout 20,399 94.6 +2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Doug Shave 11,746 60.3 +10.2
Labor William Lyon 7,732 39.7 -10.2
Liberal hold Swing +10.2

Elections in the 1980sEdit

1989 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Doug Shave 8,159 44.3 +4.5
Labor Barry Hodge 8,159 44.3 -15.9
Greens Paul Llewellyn 858 4.7 +4.7
Grey Power Leslie Sells 732 4.0 +4.0
Independent Bernard Putnin 508 2.8 +2.8
Total formal votes 18,416 92.0
Informal votes 1,605 8.0
Turnout 20,021 92.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Doug Shave 9,224 50.1 +10.3
Labor Barry Hodge 9,192 49.9 -10.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.3
1986 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Barry Hodge 12,642 69.5 -1.7
Liberal Eric Zumbo 5,550 30.5 +1.7
Total formal votes 18,192 97.0 -0.3
Informal votes 567 3.0 +0.3
Turnout 18,759 92.5 -0.4
Labor hold Swing -1.7
1983 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Barry Hodge 11,464 71.2
Liberal Judith Gleeson 4,629 28.8
Total formal votes 16,093 97.3
Informal votes 447 2.7
Turnout 16,540 92.9
Labor hold Swing
1980 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Barry Hodge 8,972 62.8 +3.0
Liberal Geoffrey Baldock 4,661 32.6 -7.6
Democrats James Dunlevy 663 4.6 +4.6
Total formal votes 14,296 96.8 +0.1
Informal votes 470 3.2 -0.1
Turnout 14766 90.4 -1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Barry Hodge 9,303 65.1 +5.3
Liberal Geoffrey Baldock 4,993 34.9 -5.3
Labor hold Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1970sEdit

1977 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Barry Hodge 8,686 59.8
Liberal Daryl Williams 5,831 40.2
Total formal votes 14,517 96.7
Informal votes 495 3.3
Turnout 15,012 92.2
Labor hold Swing -9.8
1974 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 9,742 68.9
Liberal Cedric Smith 3,801 26.9
National Alliance Barney Foley 605 4.3
Total formal votes 14,148 96.8
Informal votes 467 3.2
Turnout 14,615 91.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Tonkin 9,833 69.5
Liberal Cedric Smith 4,315 30.5
Labor hold Swing
1971 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 8,118 64.9 -2.6
Liberal Peter Whyte 3,793 30.3 -2.2
Democratic Labor Douglas O'Reilly 592 4.7 +4.7
Total formal votes 12,503 97.6 +0.3
Informal votes 303 2.4 -0.3
Turnout 12,806 93.3 -0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Tonkin 8,207 65.6 -1.9
Liberal Peter Whyte 4,296 34.4 +1.9
Labor hold Swing -1.9

Elections in the 1960sEdit

1968 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 7,566 67.5
Liberal and Country Albert Box 3,636 32.5
Total formal votes 11,202 97.3
Informal votes 305 2.7
Turnout 11,507 93.9
Labor hold Swing
1965 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 6,261 57.0 -4.3
Liberal and Country Albert Gainsford-Brackley 4,718 43.0 +4.3
Total formal votes 10,979 97.4 -1.9
Informal votes 293 2.6 +1.9
Turnout 11,272 94.0 -0.3
Labor hold Swing -4.3
1962 Western Australian state election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor John Tonkin 6,162 61.3
Liberal and Country Eelco Tacoma 3,892 38.7
Total formal votes 10,054 99.3
Informal votes 74 0.7
Turnout 10,128 94.3
Labor hold Swing

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