Lower North Province

The Lower North Province was a two-member electoral province of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in the central and northern parts of the state. For nearly its entire existence, it had the lowest enrolment of any province in the Council. It was one of several rural seats created following the enactment of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act (No.2) 1963, and became effective on 22 May 1965.

In 1989, the province was abolished by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and was absorbed into the Mining and Pastoral region under the new proportional voting system.

GeographyEdit

The province was made up of two complete Legislative Assembly districts, which changed at each distribution.

Redistribution Period Electoral districts Electors % of State
1963–64 22 May 1965 – 22 May 1968

Gascoyne, Murchison-Eyre

7,265 1.96
1966 22 May 1968 – 22 May 1974 4,133 1.00
1972 22 May 1974 – 22 May 1977 5,252 0.95
1976 22 May 1977 – 22 May 1983 5,689 0.90
1982 22 May 1983 – 22 May 1989 5,694 0.80

RepresentationEdit

MembersEdit

Member 1 Party Term Member 2 Party Term
George Brand   Liberal 1965–1971 Eric Heenan   Labor 1965–1968
Stan Dellar   Labor 1971–1977 George Berry   Liberal 1968–1980
Norman Moore   Liberal 1977–1989 Phil Lockyer   Liberal 1980–1989

ReferencesEdit

  • Black, David (1991). Legislative Council of Western Australia : membership register, electoral law and statistics, 1890-1989. Perth: Parliamentary History Project. ISBN 0-7309-3641-4.