Electoral district of Dawesville

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Dawesville
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Dawesville.png
Location of Dawesville (dark green) south of the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1996–present
MP Lisa Munday
Party Labor
Namesake Dawesville
Electors 31,293 (2021)
Area66 km2 (25.5 sq mi)
Demographic South West
Coordinates 32°32′S115°51′E / 32.54°S 115.85°E / -32.54; 115.85 Coordinates: 32°32′S115°51′E / 32.54°S 115.85°E / -32.54; 115.85

Dawesville is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Dawesville is named for the southwestern Mandurah suburb of Dawesville which falls within its borders.

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History

Dawesville was created at the 1994 redistribution due to the rapid population growth in the Mandurah region. It had previously been part of the seat of Murray, with a small portion in Mandurah. [1] Its initial member following its first contest at the 1996 election was Arthur Marshall, the former member for Murray. At the 2005 election, it was won by former Court minister Dr Kim Hames, who had been the member for Yokine but lost to Labor's Bob Kucera in 2001. Despite being a smaller quota seat under the previous system of electoral malapportionment, the 2005 one vote one value reforms did not significantly affect the seat due to rapid population growth. In the 2021 state elections Lisa Munday defeated the sitting Liberal opposition leader, Zak Kirkup, turning it on paper into a safe Labor seat in one stroke. [2] Munday became the first Labor member ever to win the seat. She actually won enough votes on the first count to win the seat outright.

Geography

Dawesville takes in the southwestern suburbs of Mandurah between the Harvey Estuary and the Indian Ocean, crossing the Dawesville Cut and including the suburbs of Halls Head, Erskine, Falcon, Wannanup, Dawesville, Bouvard and Herron. As of the 2007 redistribution it now includes areas immediately south of Mandurah's city centre such as Dudley Park and part of Coodanup, an area which is historically more Labor-oriented than the rest of the electorate. [3]

Members for Dawesville

MemberPartyTerm
  Arthur Marshall Liberal 1996–2005
  Kim Hames Liberal 2005–2017
  Zak Kirkup Liberal 2017–2021
  Lisa Munday Labor 2021–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Dawesville [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lisa Munday 15,02457.7+24.4
Liberal Zak Kirkup 8,40032.3−4.6
Greens Stewart Godden8203.2−1.2
One Nation Kerry Gilmour3981.5−7.8
Legalise Cannabis Mark Charles3631.4+1.4
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Peter Stacey3371.3−1.3
No Mandatory Vaccination Elijah Stonehouse2380.9+0.9
National Patricia Leake1780.7−1.5
Sustainable Australia Karen Oborn1250.5+0.5
WAxit Melissa Oancea740.3−0.4
Liberal Democrats Bradley Chalke620.2+0.2
Total formal votes26,01996.2+1.1
Informal votes1,0173.8−1.1
Turnout 27,03686.4+3.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lisa Munday 16,63363.9+14.7
Liberal Zak Kirkup 9,37836.1−14.7
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +14.7

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References

  1. "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
  2. "Zak Kirkup quits politics after crushing defeat in Dawesville electorate". 97.3 Coast FM. Retrieved 2021-03-14.
  3. Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - North Metropolitan - Cottesloe". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  4. 2021 State General Election – Dawesville District Results, WAEC