2005 Western Australian state election

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2005 Western Australian state election
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  2001 26 February 2005 (2005-02-26) 2008  

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 partyThird party
  Geoffrey Gallop Midland (cropped).jpg Colin Barnett (formal) crop.jpg No image.svg
Leader Geoff Gallop Colin Barnett Max Trenorden
Party Labor Liberal National
Leader since8 October 1996 (1996-10-08)26 February 2001 (2001-02-26)17 October 2001 (2001-10-17)
Leader's seat Victoria Park Cottesloe Avon
Last election32 seats16 seats5 seats
Seats won32 seats18 seats5 seats
Seat changeSteady2.svg0Increase2.svg2Steady2.svg0
Percentage41.88%35.64%3.69%
SwingIncrease2.svg4.65Increase2.svg4.48Increase2.svg0.43

2005 Western Australian election - Vote Strength.svg
The map on the left shows the first party preference by electorate. The map on the right shows the final two-party preferred vote result by electorate.

Premier before election

Geoff Gallop
Labor

Elected Premier

Geoff Gallop
Labor

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 26 February 2005 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Labor government, led by Premier Geoff Gallop, won a second term in office against the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Colin Barnett.

Contents

Results

Legislative Assembly

Winning party by electorate. 2005 Western Australian election - Simple Results.svg
Winning party by electorate.

Western Australian state election, 26 February 2005 [1] [2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters1,259,262
Votes cast1,131,265 Turnout 89.84%–0.72%
Informal votes59,312Informal5.24%+0.70%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Labor 448,95641.88%+4.65%32± 0
  Liberal 382,01435.64%+4.48%18+ 2
  Greens 81,1137.57%+0.30%0± 0
  National 39,5483.69%+0.43%5± 0
  Christian Democrats 31,4452.93%+1.97%0± 0
  Family First 21,7012.02%+2.02%0± 0
  One Nation 17,5801.64%–7.94%0± 0
 Other parties4,9970.46%–0.04%0± 0
  Independent [1] 44,5994.16%–1.41%2– 2
Total1,071,953  57 
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 559,67952.28%–0.65%
  Liberal/National 510,93747.72%+0.65%

Notes:

1 The Independent member for Pilbara, Larry Graham, and the Independent member for South Perth, Phillip Pendal, both retired at the 2005 election. The seats returned to the Labor and Liberal parties respectively.

Legislative Council

Western Australian state election, 26 February 2005
Legislative Council

Enrolled voters1,259,262
Votes cast1,133,400 Turnout 90.00%–0.70%
Informal votes36,056Informal3.18%+0.54%
Summary of votes by party
PartyPrimary votes%SwingSeatsChange
  Labor 475,71743.35%+5.41%16+ 3
  Liberal 407,30637.12%+3.16%15+ 3
  National 23,9852.19%–0.21%1± 0
  Greens 82,5077.52%–0.48%2– 3
  Christian Democrats 25,0112.28%+0.74%0± 0
  Family First 22,0372.01%+2.01%0± 0
  One Nation 17,4351.59%–8.29%0– 3 [1]
  Democrats 10,1800.93%–2.79%0± 0
 Other parties19,3141.76%+1.62%0± 0
  Independent 13,8521.26%–1.18%0± 0
Total1,097,344  34 

Notes:

1 By the time of the 2005 election, the One Nation Party actually held no seats, as the three members elected in 2001 election had resigned to sit as independents, later joining the New Country Party. None managed to retain their seats.

Seats changing hands

SeatPre-2005SwingPost-2005
PartyMemberMarginMarginMemberParty
Bunbury  Labor Tony Dean 0.20.80.6 John Castrilli Liberal 
Central Kimberley-Pilbara  Independent Larry Graham 16.2N/A13.8* Tom Stephens Labor 
Greenough  Liberal Jamie Edwards 0.912.611.7 Grant Woodhams National 
Kingsley  Liberal Cheryl Edwardes 2.53.61.1 Judy Hughes Labor 
Murray  Labornotional0.71.20.5 Murray Cowper Liberal 
South Perth  Independent Phillip Pendal 14.1N/A6.0* John McGrath Liberal 
Roe  National Ross Ainsworth 21.725.03.3 Graham Jacobs Liberal 

Post-election pendulum

LABOR SEATS (32)
Marginal
Kingsley Judy Hughes ALP0.8%
Albany Peter Watson ALP1.4%
Riverton Tony McRae ALP1.7%
Geraldton Shane Hill ALP2.1%
Joondalup Tony O'Gorman ALP3.3%
Kimberley Carol Martin ALP3.3%
North West Coastal Fred Riebeling ALP3.7%
Swan Hills Jaye Radisich ALP3.8%
Mindarie John Quigley ALP4.0%
Fairly safe
Wanneroo Dianne Guise ALP6.7%
Murchison-Eyre John Bowler ALP8.1%
Yokine Bob Kucera ALP8.2%
Midland Michelle Roberts ALP8.5%
Collie-Wellington Mick Murray ALP9.3%
Balcatta John Kobelke ALP9.9%
Safe
Belmont Eric Ripper ALP10.8%
Southern River Paul Andrews ALP11.8%
Perth John Hyde ALP12.0%
Mandurah David Templeman ALP12.3%
Rockingham Mark McGowan ALP12.3%
Armadale Alannah MacTiernan ALP13.0%
Ballajura John D'Orazio ALP13.5%
Central Kimberley-Pilbara Tom Stephens ALP13.6%
Kenwick Sheila McHale ALP13.6%
Bassendean Martin Whitely ALP13.7%
Fremantle Jim McGinty ALP14.4%
Victoria Park Geoff Gallop ALP16.0%
Cockburn Fran Logan ALP16.4%
Willagee Alan Carpenter ALP16.4%
Maylands Judy Edwards ALP16.5%
Girrawheen Margaret Quirk ALP23.4%
LIBERAL/NATIONAL SEATS (23)
Marginal
Bunbury John Castrilli LIB0.4%
Murray Murray Cowper LIB0.8%
Vasse Troy Buswell LIB0.9% v IND
Serpentine-Jarrahdale Tony Simpson LIB1.2%
Greenough Grant Woodhams NAT1.3% v LIB
Darling Range John Day LIB3.1%
Dawesville Kim Hames LIB4.1%
Hillarys Rob Johnson LIB4.2%
Carine Katie Hodson-Thomas LIB4.7%
Roe Graham Jacobs LIB5.6% v NAT
South Perth John McGrath LIB5.8%
Murdoch Trevor Sprigg LIB5.9%
Fairly safe
Stirling Terry Redman NAT7.0% v LIB
Leschenault Dan Sullivan LIB7.7%
Nedlands Sue Walker LIB8.4%
Capel Steve Thomas LIB9.2%
Kalgoorlie Matt Birney LIB9.6%
Safe
Cottesloe Colin Barnett LIB11.7%
Warren-Blackwood Paul Omodei LIB15.0%
Merredin Brendon Grylls NAT15.5% v LIB
Moore Gary Snook LIB17.3%
Avon Max Trenorden NAT22.1%
Wagin Terry Waldron NAT28.4%
CROSSBENCH SEATS (2)
Alfred Cove Janet Woollard IND4.6% v LIB
Churchlands Liz Constable IND20.7% v LIB

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