South-East Metropolitan Province

The South-East Metropolitan Province was a two-member electoral province of the Western Australian Legislative Council, located in metropolitan Perth. It was one of several metropolitan seats created following the enactment of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act (No.2) 1963, and became effective on 22 May 1965. The province, with its mix of safe Labor and Liberal Assembly seats, also produced mixed fortunes for both parties until 1983, when a redistribution turned it into a safe Labor seat and the two sitting Liberal members successfully transferred to the new South Central Metropolitan Province seat.

In 1989, the province was abolished by the Acts Amendment (Electoral Reform) Act 1987, and was split between the East Metropolitan and South Metropolitan five-member regions under the new proportional voting system.

GeographyEdit

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

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

Beeloo, Canning, South Perth, Victoria Park

41,772 11.27
1966 22 May 1968 – 22 May 1974

Canning, Clontarf, South Perth, Victoria Park

46,715 11.29
1972 22 May 1974 – 22 May 1977

Canning, Clontarf, South Perth, Victoria Park, Welshpool

75,933 13.78
1976 22 May 1977 – 22 May 1983

Clontarf, Gosnells, Murdoch, South Perth

59,792 9.45
1982 22 May 1983 – 22 May 1989

Armadale, Canning, Gosnells, Murdoch

62,749 8.83

RepresentationEdit

MembersEdit

Member 1 Party Term Member 2 Party Term
Jerry Dolan   Labor 1965–1974 Clive Griffiths[1]   Liberal 1965–1983
Grace Vaughan   Labor 1974–1980
Phillip Pendal   Liberal 1980–1983[1]
Kay Hallahan   Labor 1983–1989 Bob Hetherington   Labor 1983–1989

1 Transferred to South Central Metropolitan Province at the 1983 election.

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.
  • "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1981 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 20 January 1982. p. 1982:113-173.