Electoral district of Bassendean

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Bassendean
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bassendean (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1996–present
MP Dave Kelly
Party Labor
Namesake Bassendean
Electors 29,509 (2021)
Area26 km2 (10.0 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan
Coordinates 31°53′S115°56′E / 31.89°S 115.94°E / -31.89; 115.94 Coordinates: 31°53′S115°56′E / 31.89°S 115.94°E / -31.89; 115.94

Bassendean is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

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The district is based in the eastern suburbs of Perth. It is a safe Labor seat.

Geography

Bassendean is a compact electorate situated east of the Perth CBD. The district is bordered to the south by Swan River, to the east by the Tonkin Highway and Beechboro Road North, to the north by the Reid Highway and to the west by Lord Street. It includes the suburbs of Bassendean, Ashfield, Eden Hill, Kiara, Lockridge, as well as parts of Beechboro, Bayswater, Bennett Springs, Caversham, Embleton and Morley.

History

Bassendean was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Labor candidate Clive Brown, previously the member for Morley, which had been abolished. Brown was succeeded at the 2005 state election by Martin Whitely, previously member for the abolished Roleystone. Whitely retired at the 2013 election and was succeeded by union official Dave Kelly.

Members for Bassendean

MemberPartyTerm
  Clive Brown Labor 1996–2005
  Martin Whitely Labor 2005–2013
  Dave Kelly Labor 2013–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Bassendean [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Dave Kelly 9,50570.6+11.1
Liberal Felicia Adeniyi1,64112.2−10.7
Greens Charles Pratt1,1688.7−2.2
Christians Dean Powell3972.9−0.2
No Mandatory Vaccination Leni Erceg3592.7+2.7
One Nation Lesley Pallister2471.8+1.5
WAxit Peter Martin1461.1−1.6
Total formal votes13,46395.4+1.6
Informal votes6444.6−1.6
Turnout 14,10747.8−41.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Dave Kelly 9,91481.7+10.1
Liberal Felicia Adeniyi2,22818.3−10.1
Labor hold Swing +10.1
Results are not final.

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