All 57 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 36 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Council
29 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 10 February 2001 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The two-term Liberal–National coalition government, led by Premier Richard Court, was defeated by the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Dr Geoff Gallop.
The election produced the biggest change of seats at any election since 1911, with Labor winning 14 seats from the Coalition as well as an Independent-held seat, while losing the seat of Kalgoorlie for the first time since 1923 to Liberal candidate Matt Birney. Meanwhile, a minister in the outgoing Government, Doug Shave, lost his seat of Alfred Cove to Independent candidate Dr Janet Woollard, who was also a member of the Liberals for Forests party.
This was the first election in Western Australian history where the Australian Greens Party overtook the National Party in its share of the state vote.
|Summary of votes by party|
|One Nation||98,321||9.58%||+9.58%||0||± 0|
|Christian Democrats||9,893||0.96%||+0.78%||0||± 0|
|Other parties||5,142||0.50%||–0.38%||0||± 0|
|Independent ||75,936||7.40%||–0.30%||4||+ 1|
Western Australian state election, 10 February 2001
|Summary of votes by party|
|Liberal||356,126||33.96%||N/A ||12||– 2|
|National||25,204||2.40%||N/A ||1||– 2|
|One Nation||103,571||9.88%||+9.88%||3||+ 3|
|Christian Democrats||16,105||1.54%||+0.86%||0||± 0|
|Other parties||1,436||0.14%||–3.71%||0||± 0|
|Albany||Liberal||Kevin Prince||11.9||15.6||3.7||Peter Watson||Labor|
|Alfred Cove||Liberal||Doug Shave||2.4||9.8||7.4||Janet Woollard||Independent|
|Ballajura||Liberal||Rhonda Parker||0.1||5.1||5.0||John D'Orazio||Labor|
|Bunbury||Liberal||Ian Osborne||5.3||6.8||1.5||Tony Dean||Labor|
|Collie||National||Hilda Turnbull||9.3||9.4||0.1||Mick Murray||Labor|
|Geraldton||Liberal||Bob Bloffwitch||7.0||11.3||4.3||Shane Hill||Labor|
|Innaloo||Liberal||George Strickland||4.0||8.5||4.5||John Quigley||Labor|
|Joondalup||Liberal||Chris Baker||5.5||6.3||0.8||Tony O'Gorman||Labor|
|Kalgoorlie||Labor||Megan Anwyl||4.4||5.5||1.1||Matt Birney||Liberal|
|Kimberley||Independent||Ernie Bridge||11.5||22.0||10.5||Carol Martin||Labor|
|Mandurah||Liberal||Roger Nicholls||3.0||7.9||4.9||David Templeman||Labor|
|Pilbara||Labor||Larry Graham||15.7||34.9||19.2||Larry Graham||Independent|
|Riverton||Liberal||Graham Kierath||6.7||9.7||3.0||Tony McRae||Labor|
|Roleystone||Liberal||Fred Tubby||7.2||12.1||4.9||Martin Whitely||Labor|
|Southern River||Liberal||Monica Holmes||1.5||4.9||3.4||Paul Andrews||Labor|
|Swan Hills||Liberal||June van de Klashorst||9.7||11.7||2.0||Jaye Radisich||Labor|
|Wanneroo||Liberal||Iain MacLean||1.6||7.5||5.9||Dianne Guise||Labor|
|Yokine||Liberal||Kim Hames||3.2||6.6||3.4||Bob Kucera||Labor|
|LABOR SEATS (32)|
|Swan Hills||Jaye Radisich||ALP||2.0%|
|Southern River||Paul Andrews||ALP||3.4%|
|Armadale||Alannah MacTiernan||ALP||7.1% v IND|
|Victoria Park||Geoff Gallop||ALP||13.8%|
|LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (21)|
|Darling Range||John Day||LIB||0.3%|
|Nedlands||Richard Court||LIB||4.9% v IND|
|Wagin||Terry Waldron||NAT||5.9% v LIB|
|CROSSBENCH SEATS (4)|
|Alfred Cove||Janet Woollard||IND||7.4% v LIB|
|South Perth||Phillip Pendal||IND||12.8% v LIB|
|Churchlands||Liz Constable||IND||19.2% v LIB|
|Pilbara||Larry Graham||IND||19.2% v ALP|
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