Electoral district of Greenough

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Greenough
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1890–2008
Namesake Shire of Greenough
Demographic Agricultural

Greenough was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1890 to 2008.

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Greenough was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election. The district was based in the northern part of Western Australia's Wheatbelt region. It was abolished in 2008 when the number of rural districts was reduced.

Geography

Greenough was a rural electorate, surrounding but not including the coastal city of Geraldton. At its abolition, it included the towns of Kalbarri, Northampton, Mullewa, Morawa, Dongara and Three Springs.

History

Although held on occasion by Labor, Greenough was typically a conservative seat. By the time of its abolition, it was a very safe non-Labor seat. The district was captured by the National Party when it was last contested at the 2005 state election. That ended the Liberal Party's 60-year hold on the seat.

Greenough was abolished ahead of the 2008 state election, as a result of the reduction in rural seats made necessary by the one vote one value reforms. Its former territory was split between the districts of Geraldton and Moore. Following Greenough's abolition, the sitting National MP, Grant Woodhams, contested the seat of Moore.

Members for Greenough

MemberPartyTerm
  William Traylen Opposition1890–1897
  Richard Pennefather Ind. Ministerial1897–1901
  Patrick Stone Independent 1901–1904
  John Nanson Ministerial1904–1905
  Patrick Stone Ministerial1905–1908
 John NansonMinisterial1908–1914
  John Cunningham Country 1914–1917
  Henry Maley Country1917–1924
  Maurice Kennedy Labor 1924–1930
  William Patrick Country1930–1943
  John Newton Labor1943–1945
  David Brand Liberal 1945–1949
  LCL 1949–1968
 Liberal1968–1975
  Reg Tubby Liberal1975–1989
  Kevin Minson Liberal1989–2001
  Jamie Edwards Liberal2001–2005
  Grant Woodhams National 2005–2008

Election results

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