Electoral district of Blackwood-Stirling

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Blackwood-Stirling
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current2008–2013
MP Terry Redman
Party National
Namesake Blackwood River; Stirling Range
Area24,934 km2 (9,627.1 sq mi)
Demographic South West

Blackwood-Stirling was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. It took parts of the South West and Great Southern regions of Western Australia.

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Politically, Blackwood-Stirling was a conservative seat. It was theoretically competitive between the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics, namely the Liberal Party and the National Party.

History

Blackwood-Stirling was first created for the 2008 state election. It was essentially an amalgamation of the Liberal-held district of Warren-Blackwood and the National-held district of Stirling, although parts of each ended up in neighbouring districts. Of the new district's voters, 52% came from the former district, while 37% came from the latter. The remaining 11% was previously a part of the National-held district of Wagin. The former member for Stirling, National MP Terry Redman, won the seat at the election.

Prior to the 2013 state election, an electoral redistribution shifted the district to the west, moving many of the former Stirling voters into the district of Wagin and adding voters from the district of Collie-Preston. The realigned district was now essentially an expanded version of the old Warren-Blackwood district and the former name was resumed.

Geography

Blackwood-Stirling incorporated the following government councils: Shire of Boyup Brook, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Shire of Cranbrook, Shire of Denmark, Shire of Manjimup, Shire of Nannup, Shire of Plantagenet, and a southern portion of the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.

Members for Blackwood-Stirling

MemberPartyTerm
  Terry Redman National 2008–2013

Election results

2008 Western Australian state election: Blackwood-Stirling [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Terry Redman 8,00344.91+28.4
Liberal Wade de Campo4,51825.35−15.6
Labor Raymond Phillips2,52714.18−4.7
Greens Luke Petersen1,83710.31+1.1
Christian Democrats Graham Lawn3501.96+0.3
Family First Stephen Carson2641.48−1.0
Independent Ken Gunson1760.99+0.99
Independent Keith Smith1450.81+0.81
Total formal votes17,82096.14
Informal votes7153.86
Turnout 18,53589.44
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Terry Redman 11,99267.34N/A
Liberal Wade de Campo5,81632.66N/A
National hold Swing N/A

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References

  1. "2008 State General Election Details: District of Blackwood-Stirling Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2011.