Electoral district of Glendalough

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Glendalough
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1989–1996
Namesake Glendalough
Demographic North Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Glendalough was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district was named for the inner northern Perth suburb of Glendalough, which fell within its borders. The seat was abolished after two terms at the 1994 redistribution, taking effect from the 1996 election due to the one vote one value legislation. Most parts of the former seat presently fall within the seats of Churchlands and Perth.

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

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Glendalough was created out of parts of Balcatta and the abolished Subiaco at the 1988 redistribution, which gave effect to electoral legislation passed the previous year which increased metropolitan representation in the 57-seat Legislative Assembly from 29 to 34. [1] The seat was first contested in the 1989 election at which Labor candidate and former member for Subiaco, Dr Carmen Lawrence, was successful.

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The Electoral district of Subiaco was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district was named for the inner western Perth suburb of Subiaco, which fell within its borders. It was normally a safe seat for the Liberal Party and its predecessors, but was won on several occasions by Labor in landslide elections.

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.

A year after the Labor government's defeat at the 1993 election, Lawrence was offered an opportunity to enter federal politics with the retirement of John Dawkins, who had resigned as Member for Fremantle. Lawrence resigned from the state parliament and won the Fremantle federal by-election, soon becoming Health Minister in the Keating government. Michelle Roberts, meanwhile, won the Glendalough state by-election caused by Lawrence's departure.

1993 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 6 February 1993 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The three-term Labor government, led by Premier Dr Carmen Lawrence since 12 February 1990, was defeated by the Liberal-National coalition, led by Opposition Leader Richard Court since 12 May 1992.

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Division of Fremantle Australian federal electoral division

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The seat was abolished in the 1994 redistribution, and was split between the new districts of Churchlands and Yokine. Roberts contested and won the eastern suburbs seat of Midland.

Electoral district of Churchlands state electoral district of Western Australia

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.

Yokine was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia from 1996 to 2008. It was named for the northern Perth suburb of Yokine which fell within its borders. The last member for Yokine was Bob Kucera who held the seat for the Labor Party by a margin of 8.2%.

Electoral district of Midland state electoral district of Western Australia

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Members for Glendalough

MemberPartyTerm
  Carmen Lawrence Labor 1989–1994
  Michelle Roberts Labor1994–1996

Election results

See also

Glendalough, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

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Glendalough railway station railway station in Perth, Western Australia

Glendalough railway station is a railway station on the Transperth network. It is located on the Joondalup line, five kilometres from Perth station serving the suburb of Glendalough.

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References

  1. "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.