Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch)

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Australian Labor Party
(Western Australian Branch)
General SecretaryTim Picton
Leader Mark McGowan
Deputy Leader Roger Cook
Deputy SecretaryEllie Whiteaker
PresidentCarolyn Smith
Founded1899;122 years ago (1899)
HeadquartersLevel 1, 22 Eastbrook Terrace, East Perth, WA 6004
Youth wing WA Young Labor
National affiliation Australian Labor Party
Legislative Assembly
53 / 59
Legislative Council
22 / 36
House of Representatives
5 / 16
(WA seats)
Senate
4 / 12
(WA seats)
Website
www.walabor.org.au

The Australian Labor Party (Western Australian Branch), commonly known as WA Labor, is the Western Australian branch of the Australian Labor Party. It is the current governing party of Western Australia since winning the 2017 election under Mark McGowan.

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History

The Western Australian state division of the Australian Labor Party was formed at a Trade Union Congress in Coolgardie in 1899. [1] Shortly afterwards the federal Labor Party was formalised in time for Australian federation in 1901. The WA Labor Party achieved representation in the Western Australian Parliament in 1900 with six members, and four years later the party entered into minority government with Henry Daglish becoming the first Labor Premier of Western Australia. [1]

Leadership

The current leaders of the party are: [2]

Election results for Legislative Assembly

ElectionLeaderSeats±Votes %±%Position
1897 No official leader
1 / 44
Increase2.svg13834.38%Increase2.svg4.38Crossbench
1901
6 / 50
Increase2.svg59,65825.88%Increase2.svg21.50Crossbench
1904 Robert Hastie
22 / 50
Increase2.svg1628,12242.57%Increase2.svg16.70Opposition
Minority government (from 10 Aug 1904 - 25 Aug 1905)
Opposition
1905 William Johnson
14 / 50
Decrease2.svg818,36435.07%Decrease2.svg7.50Opposition
1908 Thomas Bath
22 / 50
Increase2.svg828,32537.80%Increase2.svg2.73Opposition
1911 John Scaddan
34 / 50
Increase2.svg1247,55852.64%Increase2.svg14.73Majority government
1914
26 / 50
Decrease2.svg840,20542.12%Decrease2.svg10.42Majority government
Minority government (from 18 Dec 1915 - 27 Jul 1917)
Opposition
1917 Philip Collier
15 / 50
Decrease2.svg1120,86724.79%Decrease2.svg17.33Opposition
1921
17 / 50
Increase2.svg235,82936.81%Increase2.svg11.99Opposition
1924
27 / 50
Increase2.svg1039,67940.39%Increase2.svg3.58Majority government
1927
27 / 50
Steady2.svg063,68745.33%Increase2.svg4.94Majority government
1930
23 / 50
Decrease2.svg452,82438.44%Decrease2.svg6.89Opposition
1933
30 / 50
Increase2.svg782,70245.48%Increase2.svg7.04Majority government
1936
26 / 50
Decrease2.svg457,05542.33%Decrease2.svg3.15Majority government
1939 John Willcock
27 / 50
Increase2.svg192,58545.02%Increase2.svg2.63Majority government
1943
30 / 50
Increase2.svg377,56743.28%Increase2.svg4.00Majority government
1947 Frank Wise
23 / 50
Decrease2.svg764,37739.38%Decrease2.svg3.90Opposition
1950
23 / 50
Steady2.svg094,05541.85%Decrease2.svg2.47Opposition
1953 Albert Hawke
26 / 50
Increase2.svg393,15749.76%Increase2.svg7.92Majority government
1956
29 / 50
Increase2.svg3116,79349.70%Decrease2.svg0.07Majority government
1959
23 / 50
Decrease2.svg6117,86144.92%Decrease2.svg4.78Opposition
1962
24 / 50
Increase2.svg1129,75744.41%Decrease2.svg0.51Opposition
1965
21 / 50
Decrease2.svg3128,02542.64%Decrease2.svg1.77Opposition
1968 John Tonkin
23 / 51
Increase2.svg2145,60545.35%Increase2.svg2.71Opposition
1971
26 / 51
Increase2.svg3230,65348.91%Increase2.svg3.56Majority government
1974
22 / 51
Decrease2.svg4248,39548.10%Decrease2.svg0.81Opposition
1977 Colin Jamieson
22 / 55
Steady2.svg0257,73044.22%Decrease2.svg3.88Opposition
1980 Ron Davies
23 / 55
Increase2.svg1270,16545.95%Increase2.svg1.73Opposition
1983 Brian Burke
32 / 57
Increase2.svg9342,53653.16%Increase2.svg7.21Majority government
1986
32 / 57
Steady2.svg0416,80553.00%Decrease2.svg0.16Majority government
1989 Peter Dowding
31 / 57
Decrease2.svg1341,93142.46%Decrease2.svg10.54Majority government
1993 Carmen Lawrence
24 / 57
Decrease2.svg7338,00837.08%Decrease2.svg5.38Opposition
1996 Geoff Gallop
19 / 57
Decrease2.svg5345,15935.82%Decrease2.svg1.26Opposition
2001
32 / 57
Increase2.svg13382,30837.24%Increase2.svg1.42Majority government
2005
32 / 57
Steady2.svg0448,95641.88%Increase2.svg4.65Majority government
2008 Alan Carpenter
28 / 59
Decrease2.svg4390,33935.84%Decrease2.svg6.05Opposition
2013 Mark McGowan
21 / 59
Decrease2.svg7392,44833.13%Decrease2.svg2.70Opposition
2017
41 / 59
Increase2.svg20557,79442.20%Increase2.svg9.07Majority government
2021
53 / 59
Increase2.svg12846,11659.92%Increase2.svg17.72Majority government

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References

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