All 59 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 36 members in the Western Australian Legislative Council
30 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
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.
The 2013 Western Australian state election was held on Saturday 9 March 2013 to elect 59 members to the Legislative Assembly and 36 members to the Legislative Council. The Liberal Party won a majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly for the first time since the election of 1996, retaining government with 31 seats. The Labor Party won 21 seats and the National Party won 7 seats. In the Legislative Council, the Liberals won 17 of the 36 seats.
|Summary of votes by party|
Western Australian state election, 9 March 2013
|Summary of votes by party|
|Shooters and Fishers||21,765||1.78||+1.78||1||+1|
|Family First||16,760||1.37||–1.15||0||± 0|
|Alfred Cove||Independent||Janet Woollard||0.2*||N/A||23.6**||Dean Nalder||Liberal|
|Balcatta||Labor||John Kobelke||2.2||9.5||7.3||Chris Hatton||Liberal|
|Belmont||Labor||Eric Ripper||6.7||7.6||0.9||Glenys Godfrey||Liberal|
|Churchlands||Independent||Liz Constable||23.5**||N/A||20.2**||Sean L'Estrange||Liberal|
|Forrestfield||Labor||Andrew Waddell||0.2||2.3||2.1||Nathan Morton||Liberal|
|Fremantle||Independent||Adele Carles||4.0**||N/A||7.9*||Simone McGurk||Labor|
|Joondalup||Labor||Tony O'Gorman||3.3||7.8||4.5||Jan Norberger||Liberal|
|Kalgoorlie||Independent||John Bowler||3.6***||N/A||6.3*||Wendy Duncan||National|
|Perth||Labor||John Hyde||7.7||10.3||2.6||Eleni Evangel||Liberal|
|Pilbara||Labor||Tom Stephens||7.2||18.7||11.5||Brendon Grylls||National|
At previous elections, the government was able to choose the date of an election, but on 3 November 2011, the government introduced fixed four-year terms, with elections being held every four years on the second Saturday in March.This was the first election under the new system.
At the 2008 election, Labor won 28 seats, the Liberals won 24 seats, the Nationals won four seats, with three seats won by independents. Three changes have occurred since; the Greens won the seat of Fremantle off Labor at the 2009 by-election, Vince Catania in the seat of North West defected from Labor to the Nationals in July 2009,and Fremantle MP Adele Carles resigned from the Greens in 2010, leaving Labor with 26 seats, the Liberals with 24 seats, the Nationals with five seats, while independents hold four seats.
Boundary changes took effect at this election. The only changes to the notional 2008 results were that the seat of Morley shifted from Liberal to Laborand the seat of North West (renamed North West Central) shifted from Labor to National.
At the 2008 election, the Liberals won 16 seats, Labor won 11 seats, the Nationals won five seats, and the Greens won four seats.
The following Mackerras Pendulum works by lining up all of the seats according to the percentage point margin post-election on a two-candidate-preferred basis.
|North West||Vince Catania||NAT||−3.1 pp 1|
|Riverton||Mike Nahan||LIB||0.2 pp|
|Wanneroo||Paul Miles||LIB||0.7 pp|
|Morley||Ian Britza||LIB||0.9 pp|
|Southern River||Peter Abetz||LIB||1.6 pp|
|Jandakot||Joe Francis||LIB||1.8 pp|
|Mount Lawley||Michael Sutherland||LIB||2.2 pp|
|Nedlands||Bill Marmion||LIB||2.5 pp v IND|
|Moore||Grant Woodhams||NAT||3.1 pp v LIB|
|Swan Hills||Frank Alban||LIB||3.5 pp|
|Eyre||Graham Jacobs||LIB||3.6 pp v NAT|
|Ocean Reef||Albert Jacob||LIB||4.4 pp|
|Kingsley||Andrea Mitchell||LIB||4.5 pp|
|Scarborough||Liza Harvey||LIB||5.2 pp|
|Darling Range||Tony Simpson||LIB||5.6 pp|
|Kalamunda||John Day||LIB||6.3 pp|
|Murray-Wellington||Murray Cowper||LIB||8.4 pp|
|Geraldton||Ian Blayney||LIB||8.5 pp|
|Dawesville||Kim Hames||LIB||11.1 pp|
|Bateman||Christian Porter||LIB||11.4 pp|
|Hillarys||Rob Johnson||LIB||11.4 pp|
|Bunbury||John Castrilli||LIB||11.7 pp|
|Vasse||Troy Buswell||LIB||13.5 pp|
|South Perth||John McGrath||LIB||14.3 pp|
|Carine||Tony Krsticevic||LIB||14.5 pp|
|Blackwood-Stirling||Terry Redman||NAT||17.3 pp v LIB|
|Central Wheatbelt||Brendon Grylls||NAT||17.9 pp v LIB|
|Cottesloe||Colin Barnett||LIB||19.4 pp|
|Wagin||Terry Waldron||NAT||27.1 pp v LIB|
|Alfred Cove||Janet Woollard||IND||1.0 pp v LIB|
|Kalgoorlie||John Bowler||IND||3.6 pp v NAT|
|Fremantle||Adele Carles||IND||4.0 pp v ALP 2|
|Churchlands||Liz Constable||IND||23.5 pp v ALP|
|Albany||Peter Watson||ALP||0.2 pp|
|Forrestfield||Andrew Waddell||ALP||0.2 pp|
|Kwinana||Roger Cook||ALP||0.8 pp v IND|
|Collie-Preston||Mick Murray||ALP||1.0 pp|
|Balcatta||John Kobelke||ALP||2.3 pp|
|Joondalup||Tony O'Gorman||ALP||3.5 pp|
|Pilbara||Tom Stephens||ALP||3.6 pp|
|West Swan||Rita Saffioti||ALP||4.4 pp|
|Gosnells||Chris Tallentire||ALP||5.5 pp|
|Belmont||Eric Ripper||ALP||6.7 pp|
|Kimberley||Carol Martin||ALP||6.8 pp|
|Perth||John Hyde||ALP||7.8 pp|
|Midland||Michelle Roberts||ALP||8.3 pp|
|Mindarie||John Quigley||ALP||8.5 pp|
|Cannington||Bill Johnston||ALP||9.0 pp|
|Maylands||Lisa Baker||ALP||9.0 pp|
|Victoria Park||Ben Wyatt||ALP||9.0 pp|
|Cockburn||Fran Logan||ALP||9.6 pp|
|Warnbro||Paul Papalia||ALP||9.7 pp|
|Bassendean||Martin Whitely||ALP||10.3 pp|
|Mandurah||David Templeman||ALP||10.5 pp|
|Rockingham||Mark McGowan||ALP||10.6 pp|
|Willagee||Peter Tinley||ALP||10.6 pp v GRN|
|Girrawheen||Margaret Quirk||ALP||11.5 pp|
|Nollamara||Janine Freeman||ALP||12.7 pp|
|Armadale||Tony Buti||ALP||20.3 pp v CDP|
Newspoll polling is conducted via random telephone number selection in city and country areas. Sampling sizes consist of around 1,100 electors. The declared margin of error is ±3 percent.
|Primary vote||TPP vote|
|4–7 Mar 2013||48%||6%||32%||8%||6%||59.5%||40.5%|
|3–7 Feb 2013||45%||6%||35%||8%||6%||57%||43%|
|2–4 Sep 2008||37%||6%||35%||12%||10%||50%||50%|
| Polling conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian .|
|4–7 Mar 2013||52%||31%|
|3–7 Feb 2013||44%||40%|
|2–4 Sep 2008||35%||48%1|
| Polling conducted by Newspoll |
and published in The Australian .
^ Remainder were "uncommitted" to either leader.
1 Alan Carpenter.
2 Eric Ripper.
|4–7 Mar 2013||51%||36%||49%||29%|
|3–7 Feb 2013||47%||42%||51%||26%|
|2–4 Sep 2008||40%||43%||42%1||48%1|
| Polling conducted by Newspoll and published in The Australian .|
^Remainder were "uncommitted" to either leader.
1 Alan Carpenter.
2 Eric Ripper.
|The Australian Financial Review||Behind paywall|
|The West Australian||Liberal|
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