1993 Western Australian state election

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1993 Western Australian state election
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  1989 6 February 1993 (1993-02-06) 1996  

All 57 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 34 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Council
29 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
 First partySecond party
  Richard Court - Ambassador to Japan.jpg Carmen Lawrence 1990 (cropped).png
Leader Richard Court Carmen Lawrence
Party Liberal/National coalition Labor
Leader since12 May 199212 February 1990
Leader's seat Nedlands Glendalough
Last election26 seats31 seats
Seats won32 seats24 seats
Seat changeIncrease2.svg6Decrease2.svg7
Popular vote505,391406,087
Percentage55.45%44.55%
SwingIncrease2.svg3.07Decrease2.svg3.07

Premier before election

Carmen Lawrence
Labor

Elected Premier

Richard Court
Liberal/National coalition

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 6 February 1993 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The three-term Labor government, led by Premier Dr Carmen Lawrence since 12 February 1990, was defeated by the Liberal-National coalition, led by Opposition Leader Richard Court since 12 May 1992.

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Results

Legislative Assembly

Western Australian state election, 6 February 1993
Legislative Assembly
<< 19891996 >>

Enrolled voters1,016,750
Votes cast950,698 Turnout 93.50%+2.77%
Informal votes39,220Informal4.13%–3.22%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Liberal 402,40244.15%+1.36%26+ 6
  Labor 338,00837.08%–5.38%24– 7
  National 48,3945.31%+0.71%6± 0
  Greens 39,3004.31%+3.78%0± 0
  Democrats 21,1472.32%+0.89%0± 0
 Other parties2,6620.29%–4.90%0± 0
  Independent [1] 59,1826.49%+3.59%1+ 1
Total911,478  57 
Two-party-preferred
  Liberal/National 505,39155.45%+3.07%
  Labor 406,08744.55%–3.07%

Notes:

1 Andrew Mensaros, the former Liberal member for Floreat, resigned from parliament on 16 May 1991 due to ill health. Dr Liz Constable, who had Mensaros's support, ran as an Independent against the endorsed Liberal candidate in the resulting by-election on 20 July 1991, and won.

Legislative Council

Western Australian state election, 6 February 1993
Legislative Council

Enrolled voters1,016,750
Votes cast952,426 Turnout 93.67%+2.94%
Informal votes35,643Informal3.74%–3.61%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Liberal 418,03945.60%+4.45%15± 0
  Labor 337,55436.82%–4.49%14– 2
  National 36,6143.99%–1.01%3± 0
  Greens 47,3055.16%+1.97%1+ 1
  Democrats 27,6403.01%–0.31%0± 0
  Grey Power 5,9370.64%–3.38%0± 0
 Other parties5,3900.58%–0.29%0± 0
  Independent 38,3044.18%+2.96%1± 1
Total916,783  34 

Seats changing parties

SeatPre-1993SwingPost-1993
PartyMemberMarginMarginMemberParty
Bunbury  Labor Phil Smith 1.53.11.6 Ian Osborne Liberal 
Darling Range  Independent Ian Thompson N/AN/AN/A John Day Liberal 
Dianella  Labor Keith Wilson 1.12.51.4 Kim Hames Liberal 
Morley  Independent Frank Donovan N/AN/AN/A Clive Brown Labor 
Murray  Labor Keith Read 0.92.21.3 Arthur Marshall Liberal 
Perth  Independent Ian Alexander N/AN/AN/A Diana Warnock Labor 
Swan Hills  Labor Gavan Troy 1.56.14.6 June van de Klashorst Liberal 
Wanneroo  Labor Jackie Watkins 1.62.91.3 Wayde Smith Liberal 
Whitford  Labor Pam Beggs 1.77.86.1 Rob Johnson Liberal 

Post-election pendulum

LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (32)
Marginal
Murray Arthur Marshall LIB1.3%
Wanneroo Wayde Smith LIB1.3%
Dianella Kim Hames LIB1.4%
Bunbury Ian Osborne LIB1.6%
Roleystone Fred Tubby LIB4.0%
Swan Hills June van de Klashorst LIB4.6%
Collie Hilda Turnbull NAT5.5%
Moore Bill McNee LIB5.8% v NAT
Fairly safe
Whitford Rob Johnson LIB6.1%
Scarborough George Strickland LIB6.2%
Mandurah Roger Nicholls LIB8.6%
Geraldton Bob Bloffwitch LIB9.6%
Safe
Albany Kevin Prince LIB10.0%
Melville Doug Shave LIB10.3%
Riverton Graham Kierath LIB10.5%
Kingsley Cheryl Edwardes LIB12.8%
South Perth Phillip Pendal LIB13.2% v IND
Merredin Hendy Cowan NAT15.6% v LIB
Jandakot Mike Board LIB15.9%
Avon Max Trenorden NAT16.0%
Wellington John Bradshaw LIB17.2%
Darling Range John Day LIB18.3%
Roe Ross Ainsworth NAT18.6% v LIB
Warren Paul Omodei LIB19.9%
Marmion Jim Clarko LIB20.4%
Nedlands Richard Court LIB20.7%
Cottesloe Colin Barnett LIB21.2%
Vasse Barry Blaikie LIB21.2%
Applecross Richard Lewis LIB21.3%
Greenough Kevin Minson LIB22.9%
Stirling Monty House NAT25.3% v LIB
Wagin Bob Wiese NAT27.7% v LIB
LABOR SEATS (24)
Marginal
Helena Gordon Hill ALP0.2%
Perth Diana Warnock ALP0.3%
Northern Rivers Kevin Leahy ALP1.8%
Glendalough Carmen Lawrence ALP2.7%
Mitchell David Smith ALP2.9%
Kenwick Judyth Watson ALP4.0%
Balcatta Nick Catania ALP4.4%
Nollamara John Kobelke ALP4.7%
Belmont Eric Ripper ALP4.8%
Victoria Park Geoff Gallop ALP5.0%
Armadale Kay Hallahan ALP5.3%
Rockingham Mike Barnett ALP5.5%
Thornlie Yvonne Henderson ALP5.7%
Fairly safe
Fremantle Jim McGinty ALP6.4%
Maylands Judy Edwards ALP7.6%
Morley Clive Brown ALP7.6%
Kalgoorlie Ian Taylor ALP7.7%
Ashburton Fred Riebeling ALP8.1%
Eyre Julian Grill ALP8.5%
Safe
Peel Norm Marlborough ALP10.7%
Marangaroo Ted Cunningham ALP12.3%
Cockburn Bill Thomas ALP14.0%
Kimberley Ernie Bridge ALP15.4%
Pilbara Larry Graham ALP16.9%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (1)
Floreat Liz Constable IND12.8% v LIB

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