Electoral district of Bicton

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Bicton
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bicton (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current2017–present
MP Lisa O'Malley
Party Labor Party
Namesake Bicton
Electors 28,293 (2021)
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan Region
Coordinates 31°57′S115°58′E / 31.95°S 115.96°E / -31.95; 115.96 Coordinates: 31°57′S115°58′E / 31.95°S 115.96°E / -31.95; 115.96

Bicton is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It is located in Perth's southern suburbs, and named after the riverside suburb of Bicton.

Contents

Bicton was created by the Western Australian Electoral Commission in a 2015 redistribution, and elected its first member at the 2017 state election. It incorporates areas that previously fell into the seats of Alfred Cove, Bateman, Fremantle and Willagee.

Geography

At the 2017 state election, Bicton includes the suburbs of Attadale, Bicton, and Melville in their entireties, most of East Fremantle and Palmyra, and smaller portions of Alfred Cove, Fremantle, and Myaree. It is bounded by Stirling Highway to the west, High Street and Leach Highway to the south, North Lake Road to the east and the Swan River to the north. [1]

Members for Bicton

Bicton was created as a notionally safe Liberal seat with a majority of 10 percent over Labor, and was reckoned as the successor to the safe Liberal seat of Alfred Cove. However, in 2017, it was swept up in a massive Labor wave that swept through Perth, with Labor's Lisa O'Malley winning the seat on a swing of 13 percent. She defeated Matt Taylor, who had been the Liberal member for Bateman.

At the 2021 state election, O'Malley saw her margin swell to 15.6 percent, turning Bicton into a safe Labor seat in one stroke.

MemberPartyTerm
  Lisa O'Malley Labor 2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Bicton [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lisa O'Malley 13,55655.1+15.2
Liberal Nicole Robins7,55930.7−11.6
Greens Annie Hill Otness2,45010.0−1.1
One Nation Jonathon Graham2971.2+1.2
No Mandatory Vaccination Silvia Hirsbrunner2931.2+1.2
Liberal Democrats Michael Prinz2671.1+1.1
Christians Deonne Kingsford1850.8−0.3
Total formal votes24,60797.5+0.5
Informal votes6282.5−0.5
Turnout 25,23589.2−0.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lisa O'Malley 16,13665.6+11.9
Liberal Nicole Robins8,46634.4−11.9
Labor hold Swing +11.9

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References

  1. 2015 Final Boundaries by Region and District, Western Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. 2021 State General Election – Bicton District Results, WAEC