Electoral district of Albany

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Albany
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Albany (dark green) in Western Australia
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–present
MP Rebecca Stephens
Party Labor
Namesake Albany
Electors 27,464 (2021)
Area4,324 km2 (1,669.5 sq mi)
Demographic South West
Coordinates 34°44′S118°09′E / 34.73°S 118.15°E / -34.73; 118.15 Coordinates: 34°44′S118°09′E / 34.73°S 118.15°E / -34.73; 118.15

Albany is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Albany is named for the port and regional city of Western Australia which falls within its borders. It is one of the oldest electorates in Western Australia, with its first member having been elected in the inaugural 1890 elections of the Legislative Assembly. It is regarded as a swinging seat, and has been held by the Labor Party since the 2001 election, at which Peter Watson was first elected. Watson announced his retirement prior to the 2021 election and was succeeded in the seat by Labor Party colleague, Rebecca Stephens. [1]

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Geography

As at the 2015 redistribution, the electoral district of Albany contains the entirety of two local government areas: the City of Albany, and the Shire of Jerramungup. [2]

At the 2007 redistribution, the electoral district of Albany had the same boundaries as the City of Albany, including Albany and its suburbs, the nearby towns of Elleker, Kalgan, Lower King, Torbay. [3] This represented a significant expansion of its boundaries, in part due to the "one-vote one-value" electoral legislation which largely abolished malapportionment between country and metropolitan electorates in the Legislative Assembly. Prior to 2007, the electorate was largely limited to Albany and its suburbs—the additional sections were within the now abolished electorate of Stirling. [4]

Members for Albany

MemberPartyTerm
  Lancel de Hamel Oppositionist 1890–1894
  George Leake Oppositionist 1894–1900
  John Hassell Oppositionist 1900–1901
  James Gardiner Oppositionist 1901–1904
  Charles Keyser Labor 1904–1905
 Ministerialist1905
  Edward Barnett Ministerialist 1905–1909
  William Price Labor 1909–1917
  Herbert Robinson Nationalist 1917–1919
  John Scaddan Nationalist 1919–1920
  Country 1920–1923
Country (MCP)1923–1924
  Arthur Wansbrough Labor 1924–1936
  Leonard Hill Country 1936–1956
  Jack Hall Labor 1956–1970
  Wyndham Cook Labor 1970–1974
  Leon Watt Liberal 1974–1993
  Kevin Prince Liberal 1993–2001
  Peter Watson Labor 2001–2021
  Rebecca Stephens Labor 2021

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Albany [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Rebecca Stephens6,57950.6+6.0
Liberal Scott Leary2,31917.8+0.5
National Delma Baesjou1,39910.8−8.9
Christians Ian 't Hart7395.7+0.6
Greens Nelson Gilmour7295.6−1.0
One Nation Michelle Kinsella3542.7−4.1
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Karrie Louden2742.1+2.1
Legalise Cannabis Caroline Cull2231.7+1.7
No Mandatory Vaccination Sandra Madeo1831.4+1.4
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Dodson890.7+0.7
Sustainable Australia Barry Purcell840.6+0.6
WAxit Emil Bacanaru320.2+0.2
Total formal votes13,00496.6+0.0
Informal votes4513.40.0
Turnout 13,45549.0−40.3
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Makse, Sarah (2021-03-13). "Historic moment as Albany gets first female MP". Albany Advertiser. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  2. "Districts in the Country Regions". Electoral Boundaries WA. Office of the Electoral Distribution Commissioners. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  3. Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution – Final Boundaries – South West Region – Albany". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  4. Western Australian Electoral Commission (4 August 2003). "2003 Electoral Distribution – Final Boundaries – - South West Region – Albany". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-01-12.
  5. 2021 State General Election – Albany District Results, WAEC