Western Australia—Legislative Assembly
East Melville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1962 to 1989.
The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.
The Western Australian Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia, an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth.
The district was based in the inner southern suburbs of Perth. It was a safe Liberal Party seat.
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA). It is named after the city of Perth, Scotland and is the fourth-most populous city in Australia, with a population of 2.06 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with the majority of the metropolitan area located on the Swan Coastal Plain, a narrow strip between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The first areas settled were on the Swan River at Guildford, with the city's central business district and port (Fremantle) both later founded downriver.
The Liberal Party of Australia is the division of the Liberal Party of Australia in Western Australia. Formed in 1945, the party has held power for five separate periods in coalition with the National Party. The party has been in opposition in the state since the 2017 election.
First contested at the 1962 state election, the seat's inaugural member was Des O'Neil of the Liberal Party, hitherto the member for Canning. He was succeeded at the 1980 state election by fellow Liberal Anthony Trethowan—he won unopposed, due to the failure of the ALP candidate to nominate on time, but was opposed by Dr Carmen Lawrence in 1983. Trethowan was succeeded by another Liberal in Richard Lewis at the 1986 state election.
Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 31 March 1962 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The Liberal-Country coalition government, led by Premier Sir David Brand, won a second term in office against the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Albert Hawke.
Sir Desmond Henry "Des" O'Neil was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1959 to 1980. He was a minister in the governments of Sir David Brand and Sir Charles Court, and served as deputy premier to Court between 1975 and 1980.
The Electoral district of Canning was an electorate in the state of Western Australia. The electorate, which was named for the Canning River which ran through the electorate, was first contested at the 1897 election, but was abolished prior to the 1901 election, with most of its territory transferred to the new seat of South Perth. However, for the 1904 election, South Perth was abolished and Canning re-created. Canning was abolished for a second time in the 1988 redistribution.
East Melville was abolished ahead of the 1989 state election. Lewis went on to become the member for Applecross.
Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 4 February 1989 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The Labor government, led by Premier Peter Dowding, won a third term in office against the Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Barry MacKinnon.
Applecross was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1989 to 1996.
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Melville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1950 to 1996. The district was based in the southern suburbs of Perth.
Swan was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1950 and again from 1962 to 1983.
Anthony Markham "Tony" Trethowan was an Australian politician and Anglican minister who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1980 to 1986, representing the seat of East Melville.
Kennon Richard Lewis was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1986 to 1996, representing the seats of East Melville and Applecross.
This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1986 Western Australian state election, held on 8 February 1986.