Electoral district of Central Wheatbelt

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Central Wheatbelt
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Central Wheatbelt.png
Location of Central Wheatbelt (dark green) in Western Australia
State Western Australia
Dates current2008–present
MP Mia Davies
Party Nationals
Namesake Wheatbelt region
Electors 25,884 (2021)
Area102,127 km2 (39,431.5 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural
Coordinates 31°21′S117°33′E / 31.35°S 117.55°E / -31.35; 117.55 Coordinates: 31°21′S117°33′E / 31.35°S 117.55°E / -31.35; 117.55

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

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As the name suggests, the district is centrally located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Politically, Central Wheatbelt is a safe National Party seat.

History

Central Wheatbelt was first created for the 2008 state election. It was essentially an amalgamation of the abolished National-held districts of Avon and Merredin, although parts of each ended up in neighbouring districts. Roughly half the new district's voters came from each of the two former districts.

The original proposal had the newly created district persisting with the name Merredin. [1] However, this was the focus of several objections, as Merredin is but one town in the eastern part of this sizeable electorate. [2] Instead, the more generic name of Central Wheatbelt was adopted.

Geography

Central Wheatbelt incorporates a number of rural inland shires to the east of Perth. Its population centres include Ballidu, Beacon, Beverley, Meckering, Merredin, Narembeen, Northam, Westonia, Wongan Hills, Wundowie, Wyalkatchem and York.

Members for Central Wheatbelt

MemberPartyTerm
  Brendon Grylls National 2008–2013
  Mia Davies National 2013–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Central Wheatbelt [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Mia Davies 5,84850.9+4.9
Labor Michelle Nelson3,49030.4+10.9
Liberal Rob Forster9748.5−3.1
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Stuart Singleton4213.7−1.6
One Nation Shaun Reid2252.0−9.6
Christians Dennis Pease2121.8−0.3
Greens Annabelle Newbury1901.7−1.5
No Mandatory Vaccination Brendon Cahill900.8+0.8
WAxit Estelle Gom310.3+0.3
Total formal votes11,48196.2+0.2
Informal votes4483.8−0.2
Turnout 11,92946.1−43.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Mia Davies 7,36164.2−8.0
Labor Michelle Nelson4,10935.8+8.0
National hold Swing −8.0
Results are not final.

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References

  1. "2007 Redistribution: Proposed Boundaries". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2008.
  2. "2007 Redistribution: Written Objections". boundarieswa.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2008.
  3. 2021 State General Election – Central Wheatbelt District Results, WAEC