Electoral district of Jandakot

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Jandakot
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Jandakot.png
Location of Jandakot (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1989–1996; 2008–present
MP Yaz Mubarakai
Party Labor
Namesake Jandakot
Electors 32,121 (2021)
Area91 km2 (35.1 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

Jandakot is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

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The district is based in the southern suburbs of Perth and is named for the suburb of Jandakot. It also includes the suburbs of Canning Vale (part), Forrestdale, Harrisdale, Leeming, Piara Waters and Treeby.

Politically, the district is a marginal one. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the district was created with a Labor Party majority of 53.6% to 46.4% versus the Liberal Party. [1]

History

Jandakot was first created in 1988 for the 1989 state election, largely replacing the abolished seat of Murdoch. It contained the suburbs of Bull Creek, Leeming and western and southern Willetton, as well as part of Canning Vale and Jandakot Airport. [2]

Its first member was the then Liberal Opposition Leader, Barry MacKinnon. MacKinnon retired from politics in 1993 after being ousted as leader in favour of Richard Court a year earlier, and Mike Board, who later became a Minister in the Court government, won the seat in his stead. The name Murdoch was restored by the 1994 redistribution, taking effect at the 1996 state election. [3]

A new seat named Jandakot was created ahead of the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation on 29 October 2007. The new district was drawn from parts of the existing electorates of Cockburn, Murdoch, Riverton, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Southern River.

Population growth on Perth's outer predicated re-drawing of the state electoral boundaries again in 2015 ahead of the 2017 State Election, with the seat of Jandakot shifting eastward. [4]

Members for Jandakot

Jandakot (1989–1996)
MemberPartyTerm
  Barry MacKinnon Liberal 1989–1993
  Mike Board Liberal1993–1996
Jandakot (2008–present)
  Joe Francis Liberal2008–2017
  Yaz Mubarakai Labor 2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Jandakot [5]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Yaz Mubarakai 7,54763.6+23.2
Liberal Mihael McCoy2,76823.3−15.1
Greens Heather Lonsdale5955.0−1.7
Christians Marianne Pretorius4363.7+0.0
One Nation Dominic Kelly1491.3−5.5
Liberal Democrats Damon Miles1381.2+1.2
WAxit Jagdip Singh1281.1−0.7
No Mandatory Vaccination P. Hallifax1080.9+0.9
Total formal votes11,86996.3+0.2
Informal votes4553.7−0.2
Turnout 12,32438.4−45.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Yaz Mubarakai 8,33870.3+18.5
Liberal Mihael McCoy3,52829.7−18.5
Labor hold Swing +18.5
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.
  3. "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.
  4. "Electoral Boundaries | Electoral Boundaries WA". www.boundaries.wa.gov.au. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  5. 2021 State General Election – Jandakot District Results, WAEC