Electoral district of Karrinyup

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Karrinyup
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1968–1989
Namesake Karrinyup

Karrinyup 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.

Western Australian Legislative Assembly legislature of the State of Western Australia

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 beachside northern suburbs of Perth. First contested at the 1962 state election, it was won by Liberal Country League candidate Les Nimmo, who was at the time member for the abolished Wembley Beaches.

Perth City in Western Australia

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.

1962 Western Australian 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.

The Liberal and Country League of Western Australia was the major conservative political party in Western Australia from 1949 to 1968. It operated as the state division of the Liberal Party of Australia throughout its existence, forming government from 1947 to 1953, and again from 1959 to 1971.

Karrinyup was abolished ahead of the 1989 state election. The then sitting member, Liberal MP Jim Clarko, successfully contested the new seat of Marmion.

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.

James George Clarko is an Australian politician. He was a Liberal Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly from 1974 to 1996, representing the electorates of Karrinyup (1974-1989) and Marmion (1989-1996).

Marmion was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1989 to 1996.

Members for Karrinyup

MemberPartyTerm
  Les Nimmo Liberal Country League 1962–1968
  Stan Lapham Labor 1968–1974
  Jim Clarko Liberal 1974–1989


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