Electoral district of Blackwood

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Blackwood
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1950–1974
Namesake Blackwood River

Blackwood was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1950 to 1974.

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.

Western Australian Legislative Assembly legislature of the State of Western Australia

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia, an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth.

The district was located in the south-west of the state and first contested at the 1950 state election. The seat was abolished ahead of the 1974 state election.

1950 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 25 March 1950 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The Liberal-Country coalition government, led by Premier Ross McLarty, won a second term in office against the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Frank Wise.

1974 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 30 March 1974 to elect all 51 members to the Legislative Assembly and 15 members to the 30-seat Legislative Council. The one-term Labor government, led by Premier John Tonkin, was defeated by the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Charles Court.

Members for Blackwood

MemberPartyTerm
  John Hearman Liberal Country League 1950–1968
  Ron Kitney Country 1968–1971
  David Reid Country1971–1972
  Sandy Lewis Liberal1972–1974


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