Electoral district of Cockburn

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Cockburn
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Cockburn (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1962–present
MP David Scaife
Party Labor
Namesake City of Cockburn
Electors 30,783 (2021)
Area45 km2 (17.4 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan
Coordinates 32°08′S115°48′E / 32.14°S 115.8°E / -32.14; 115.8 Coordinates: 32°08′S115°48′E / 32.14°S 115.8°E / -32.14; 115.8

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

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The district is based in Perth's south-western suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Labor seat.

Geography

Cockburn is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth. It is a coastal electorate, lying to the west of the Kwinana Freeway. The district includes the suburbs of Cockburn Central, Atwell, Yangebup, Munster, Beeliar, Success, Henderson, Wattleup, Hammond Park, most of Coogee and Lake Coogee, as well as parts of South Lake.

History

Cockburn was first contested at the 1962 state election. The seat's first member was Henry Curran, who had previously been the member for South Fremantle.

Cockburn has been at all times held by the Labor Party.

Members for Cockburn

MemberPartyTerm
  Henry Curran Labor 1962–1968
  Don Taylor Labor 1968–1984
  Clive Hughes Labor 1984–1986
  Norm Marlborough Labor 1986–1989
  Bill Thomas Labor 1989–2001
  Fran Logan Labor 2001–2021
  David Scaife Labor 2021–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Cockburn [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor David Scaife 8,37668.2+16.5
Liberal Owen Mulder2,29818.7−9.7
Greens Jesse Smith8236.7−2.2
One Nation Igor Mironenko2141.7−0.1
No Mandatory Vaccination Elspeth Taimre2011.6+1.6
WAxit Andrew Baker1951.6+0.4
Liberal Democrats Brian Murray1701.4+1.4
Total formal votes12,27795.9+1.1
Informal votes5214.1−1.1
Turnout 12,79841.6−44.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Scaife 7,90476.3+12.0
Liberal Owen Mulder2,45523.7−12.0
Labor hold Swing +12.0
Results are not final.

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