Electoral district of Gosnells

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Gosnells
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1977–1989; 2008–2017
Namesake Gosnells
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

Gosnells was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was in existence from 1977 to 1989 and from 2008 to 2017. The seat was named after the suburb of Gosnells, and was located in Perth's southeastern suburbs. Gosnells was a safe seat for the Labor Party for most of its existence.

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History

Gosnells was first created for the 1977 state election and abolished ahead of the 1989 state election. It was largely replaced by the district of Thornlie, which sitting Gosnells MP Yvonne Henderson contested and won. Gosnells was held at all times by the Labor Party.

A new seat named Gosnells was created for the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation. The new district was drawn from large parts of the electorates of Kenwick, which was abolished, and Southern River, as well as a small part of Armadale. It included almost all of the suburb of Gosnells, large parts of the suburbs of Huntingdale and Thornlie and a small part of the suburb of Martin.

Gosnells was abolished for a second time in a redistribution prior to the 2017 state election. The sitting MP, Labor's Chris Tallentire, contested the new seat of Thornlie, while parts of Gosnells were also incorporated into Southern River.

Members for Gosnells

Gosnells (1977–1989)
MemberPartyTerm
  Bob Pearce Labor 1977–1983
  Yvonne Henderson Labor1983–1989
Gosnells (2008–2017)
  Chris Tallentire Labor2008–2017

Election results

2013 Western Australian state election: Gosnells
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Chris Tallentire 9,23744.8+2.1
Liberal David Goode8,04039.0+2.6
Greens Luke Edmonds1,2075.9–6.4
Independent Chris Fernandez8504.1+4.1
Christians Mark Staer7823.8–0.7
Independent Debbie Butler5012.4+2.4
Total formal votes20,61792.5-1.6
Informal votes1,6827.5+1.6
Turnout 22,29989.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Tallentire 10,89652.9–1.9
Liberal David Goode9,70147.1+1.9
Labor hold Swing –1.9

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