Electoral district of Bunbury

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Bunbury
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bunbury (dark green) south of the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–present
MP Don Punch
Party Labor
Namesake Bunbury
Electors 30,474 (2021)
Area111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)
Demographic South West
Coordinates 32°02′S115°47′E / 32.03°S 115.79°E / -32.03; 115.79 Coordinates: 32°02′S115°47′E / 32.03°S 115.79°E / -32.03; 115.79

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

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The district, taking in the city of Bunbury has existed continuously since 1890, being one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 general election. From 1974 to 2005 the seat was always held by the party of government, making it an effective bellwether. Two early Premiers of Western Australia, Sir John Forrest and Sir Newton Moore, held Bunbury during their time in office. However, after Moore's retirement in 1911, another member for Bunbury was not appointed to a cabinet post until 2008, when John Castrilli became Minister for Local Government under Colin Barnett.

Members for Bunbury

MemberPartyTerm
 Sir John Forrest Ministerial 1890–1901
  Thomas Hayward Ministerial1901–1904
 Sir Newton Moore Ministerial1904–1911
  William Thomas Labor 1911–1917
  National Labor 1917
  Griffin Money Nationalist 1917–1924
  Frederick Withers Labor1924–1947
  James Murray Liberal 1947–1949
  LCL 1949–1950
  Frank Guthrie Labor1950–1955
  George Roberts LCL1955–1962
  Maurice Williams LCL1962–1968
 Liberal1968–1973
  John Sibson Liberal1973–1983
  Phil Smith Labor1983–1993
  Ian Osborne Liberal1993–2001
  Tony Dean Labor2001–2005
  John Castrilli Liberal2005–2017
  Don Punch Labor2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Bunbury [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Don Punch 7,49961.3+17.8
Liberal Matt Foreman2,17117.7−4.6
Greens Patricia Perks5964.9−1.9
National Codee-Lee Down5174.2−9.6
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Shane Hastie3212.6−0.9
Legalise Cannabis Kelly Hibbert3122.6+2.6
One Nation Gail Jones3072.5−6.3
Western Australia Kieran Noonan2111.7+1.7
No Mandatory Vaccination Anthony Merrifield1921.6+1.6
Sustainable Australia James Minson870.7+0.7
WAxit Dan Acatinca190.2−0.1
Total formal votes12,23294.9−0.4
Informal votes6625.1+0.4
Turnout 12,89442.3−43.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Don Punch 9,01873.7+13.2
Liberal Matt Foreman3,21226.3−13.2
Labor hold Swing +13.2
Results are not final.

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