Electoral district of Cottesloe

Last updated

Cottesloe
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Cottesloe.png
Location of Cottesloe (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1950–present
MP David Honey
Party Liberal
Namesake Cottesloe
Electors 31,219 (2021)
Area38 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan
Coordinates 32°00′S115°46′E / 32.00°S 115.76°E / -32.00; 115.76 Coordinates: 32°00′S115°46′E / 32.00°S 115.76°E / -32.00; 115.76

Cottesloe is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Cottesloe is named for the western Perth suburb of Cottesloe which falls within its borders. Its previous member, Colin Barnett, was the 29th Premier of Western Australia. The current member, David Honey, was elected in a by-election after Barnett resigned in 2018.

Contents

History

Cottesloe was created at the 1948 redistribution, at which three new metropolitan electorates were created to replace former northern and agricultural seats in Parliament. [1] Its first member was elected at the 1950 election, and it has always been a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors. [2]

It has only had four members. The first, Sir Ross Hutchinson, served as a senior minister in the Brand government. He was succeeded in 1977 by Bill Hassell, who served as Opposition Leader to Premier Brian Burke in 1984–1986. Hassell retired in 1990, and was succeeded by Colin Barnett at a by-election. Barnett served as Deputy Premier, Minister for Energy and, after 1995, Education during the Court government in 1993–2001, and Opposition Leader in 2001–2005. Barnett, seen as a moderate within Liberal ranks, resigned the leadership after the 2005 election. He had originally planned to retire at the 2008 election, but after the troubled seven-month leadership of Troy Buswell and generally poor opinion polls, Barnett was persuaded to reconsider (the nominated candidate for Cottesloe, Deidre Willmott, stood aside), and regained the leadership on 6 August 2008 on a unanimous party vote, one day before the 2008 election was called. [3] [4] At this election, Barnett became Premier of a minority Liberal-National government.

Barnett led the Liberals to a decisive victory in 2013, but was heavily defeated in 2017 and returned to the backbench. As a measure of how safe this seat has been for the Liberals, Barnett suffered a swing of 7.8 percent but still retained it with a comfortable margin of 63.3 percent, making Cottesloe the Liberals' safest metropolitan seat and the second-safest statewide. He resigned later in 2018, and businessman David Honey easily retained the seat for the Liberals with a healthy swing in his favour. At the next state election in 2021, Cottesloe became one of only two remaining Liberal-held seats, and the only Liberal seat in the capital. Honey became the leader of what remained of the Liberal Party. [5]

Geography

As at the 2007 redistribution, Cottesloe is bounded by Loch Street and Brockway Road to the east, Perry Lakes and Bold Park to the north, the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Swan River to the south and southeast. It includes the suburbs of Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Mount Claremont, North Fremantle, Peppermint Grove and Swanbourne. [6] Major features within the electorate include Campbell Barracks (Australia), The Grove Library and The Grove Community History Library, Cottesloe Beach and several private schools including Scotch College, Christ Church Grammar School, Methodist Ladies' College and Presbyterian Ladies' College.

Prior to the redistribution, it had additionally contained sections of City Beach and Floreat, which were moved north into neighbouring Churchlands.

Demographics

Cottesloe and the neighbouring electorates of Churchlands to the north and Nedlands to the east comprise the affluent western suburbs of Perth—the Australian Bureau of Statistics's SEIFA index (2001) ranked them as the highest three electorates by socio-economic status in Western Australia, with high scores on educational and employment opportunity. At the 2006 census, the median individual income in the Cottesloe electorate, based on its 2005 boundaries, was $639 per week compared to $513 in the Perth metropolitan area, and the median weekly household income was $1,416 compared to $1,086 across Perth. 56.8% of the population were professionals or managers. [7]

Members for Cottesloe

MemberPartyTerm
 Sir Ross Hutchinson Liberal Country League 1950–1968
  Liberal 1968–1977
  Bill Hassell Liberal 1977–1990
  Colin Barnett Liberal 1990–2018
  David Honey Liberal 2018–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Cottesloe [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal David Honey 12,62446.8−10.7
Labor Gemma West7,63728.3+6.2
Greens Theresa Moss3,41012.7+0.8
Independent Tony Parker2,6709.9+9.9
No Mandatory Vaccination R. Drayton3291.2+1.2
WAxit Paul Batsioudis2761.0+0.2
Total formal votes26,94697.4+0.8
Informal votes7152.6−0.8
Turnout 27,66188.6+0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal David Honey 15,47057.4−6.6
Labor Gemma West11,47042.6+6.6
Liberal hold Swing −6.6

Related Research Articles

Peppermint Grove, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Peppermint Grove is an affluent western suburb of Perth, Western Australia on the north bank of the Swan River at Freshwater Bay. Its local government area, the smallest in the country, is the Shire of Peppermint Grove. The suburb was named after its trademark Swan River peppermint trees lining many streets. The suburb has long been associated with Western Australia's wealthiest and oldest families. Their prosperity is reflected in the many historical houses in the area, such as The Cliffe and the Federation Queen Anne style St Just. Colin Barnett, a former Premier of Western Australia, dubbed the suburb "Monaco of WA" due to its small size and concentration of wealth.

Colin Barnett former Western Australian politician

Colin James Barnett is a former Australian politician who was the 29th Premier of Western Australia. He had previously served as the state's Treasurer, as well as holding various other portfolios in Western Australia's Cabinet.

Division of Curtin Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Curtin is an Australian electoral division in Western Australia.

Division of Fremantle Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Fremantle is an electoral division of the Australian House of Representatives in Western Australia.

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.

Electoral district of Riverton State electoral district in Perth, Western Australia

Riverton is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Riverton is named for the southern Perth suburb of Riverton which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Victoria Park State electoral district in Perth, Western Australia

The Electoral district of Victoria Park is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Victoria Park is named for the inner southeastern Perth suburb of Victoria Park which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Armadale State electoral district in Perth, Western Australia

Armadale is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district is named for the southeastern Perth suburb of Armadale which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Belmont State electoral district of Western Australia

Belmont is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. Belmont is named for the inner eastern Perth suburb of Belmont, which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Churchlands

Churchlands is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Churchlands is named for the western suburb of Churchlands which falls within its borders, and was created at the 1994 redistribution, replacing the seat of Floreat which had existed since 1968.

Electoral district of Maylands

Maylands is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Maylands is named for the inner northeastern Perth suburb of Maylands which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Nedlands

Nedlands is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Nedlands is named for the inner western Perth suburb of Nedlands which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Perth State electoral district of Western Australia

The Electoral district of Perth is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Perth is named for the capital city of Western Australia whose central business district falls within its borders. It is one of the oldest electorates in Western Australia, with its first member having been elected in the inaugural 1890 elections of the Legislative Assembly.

2008 Western Australian state election

The 2008 Western Australian state election was held on Saturday 6 September 2008 to elect 59 members to the Legislative Assembly and 36 members to the Legislative Council. The incumbent centre-left Labor Party government, in power since the 2001 election and led since 25 January 2006 by Premier Alan Carpenter, was defeated by the centre-right Liberal Party opposition, led by Opposition Leader Colin Barnett since 6 August 2008.

Electoral district of Mount Lawley

Mount Lawley is an electorate in the state of Western Australia. Mount Lawley is named for the inner north-eastern Perth suburb of Mount Lawley which falls within its borders.

Electoral district of Scarborough

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

The 1990 Cottesloe state by-election was a by-election for the seat of Cottesloe in the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia held on 11 August 1990. It was triggered by the resignation of Bill Hassell on 28 June 1990. The Liberal Party retained Cottesloe at the election with an increased majority, with Colin Barnett securing 70.26 percent of the two-party-preferred vote. The Labor Party did not field a candidate.

2021 Western Australian state election State general election for Western Australia, held on 13 March 2021

The 2021 Western Australian state election was conducted on Saturday 13 March 2021 to elect members to the Parliament of Western Australia, where all 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and all 36 seats in the Legislative Council were up for election.

2018 Cottesloe state by-election

A by-election for the electoral district of Cottesloe in Western Australia took place on 17 March 2018. The by-election was triggered by the resignation of the Liberal Party member, Colin Barnett, on 5 February 2018. Barnett was the Premier of Western Australia from 23 September 2008 until 17 March 2017, when he was succeeded as Premier by Mark McGowan after the Labor Party defeated Barnett's Liberal government at the 2017 state election in March 2017. The by-election was won by the Liberal candidate David Honey.

Western suburbs (Perth)

The western suburbs are an informally defined group of suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, located west of the city's central business district and north of the Swan River. The western suburbs are well known for high incomes, high house prices, riverfront mansions, private schools and proximity to ocean beaches.

References

  1. "Electoral Districts Act 1947 – Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 21 December 1948. p. 1948:3027–3036.
  2. Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890–1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. pp. 72–75. ISBN   0-7309-8409-5.
  3. "Carpenter calls September poll". ABC Online. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  4. Spagnolo, Joe (5 August 2008). "Colin Barnett accepts Liberal leadership". PerthNow (News Limited). Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  5. "State election 2021: Cottesloe MP David Honey to lead WA Liberals as Libby Mettam decides against tilt". The West Australian. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 9 April 2021.
  6. Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2003 Electoral Distribution – Final Boundaries – North Metropolitan – Cottesloe". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 8 August 2008.
  7. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Cottesloe (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Division)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 5 August 2008.
    * Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Community Profile Series : Perth (Statistical Division)". 2006 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 5 August 2008.
  8. 2021 State General Election – Cottesloe District Results, WAEC