Electoral district of Cannington

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Cannington
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Cannington (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current2008–present
MP Bill Johnston
Party Labor
Namesake Cannington
Electors 29,108 (2021)
Area31 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan
Coordinates 32°02′S115°56′E / 32.03°S 115.94°E / -32.03; 115.94 Coordinates: 32°02′S115°56′E / 32.03°S 115.94°E / -32.03; 115.94

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

Contents

The district is based in the inner southern suburbs of Perth.

Cannington is a safe Labor seat. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the district was created with a Labor Party majority of 63.3% to 36.7% versus the Liberal Party. [1]

Geography

Based in the southern suburbs of Perth, the district straddles both sides of the Canning River. It includes most of Cannington, as well as East Cannington, Beckenham, Queens Park, Wilson, Lynwood, Langford, most of Ferndale and part of Thornlie.

History

Cannington was first contested at the 2008 state election. It was a new seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. Its territory north of the Canning River was constructed from parts of Victoria Park and Kenwick, whilst territory south of the Canning River came from Riverton and Southern River.

Members for Cannington

MemberPartyTerm
  Bill Johnston Labor 2008–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Cannington [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Bill Johnston 8,31572.7+18.2
Liberal Bruce Henderson1,41812.4−11.7
Greens River Clarke7036.1−2.9
Christians Mark Staer5264.6+0.9
One Nation Gabrielle Iriks1661.5−4.7
Liberal Democrats Eric Ondra1601.4+1.4
No Mandatory Vaccination June Cahill1481.3+1.3
Total formal votes11,43696.0+0.9
Informal votes4714.0−0.9
Turnout 11,90740.9−42.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill Johnston 9,21880.7+13.1
Liberal Bruce Henderson2,20919.3−13.1
Labor hold Swing +13.1
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. 2021 State General Election – Cannington District Results, WAEC