Electoral district of Kenwick

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Kenwick
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1989–1996; 2005–2008
Namesake Kenwick
Demographic East Metropolitan

Kenwick was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1989 to 1996 and again from 2005 to 2008.

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Both incarnations of the district were based in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth and were safe for the Labor Party.

History

Kenwick was first contested at the 1989 state election. The seat was won by Labor candidate Judyth Watson. It was abolished two terms later and Watson unsuccessfully contested the new seat of Southern River at the 1996 state election.

A new seat called Kenwick was created for the 2005 state election. The new district was created from territory formerly belonging to Belmont, Southern River, Roleystone and Thornlie; the latter two of which were abolished. Kenwick was itself abolished just one term later, ahead of the 2008 state election. Its member for that term was Labor MP Sheila McHale, formerly the member for Thornlie. At its abolition, Kenwick's former territory was divided between the new seats of Cannington, Forrestfield, Gosnells and Kalamunda. McHale retired at the 2008 election.

Geography

Kenwick, in its second and most recent incarnation, straddled both sides of the Canning River in Perth's south-east. The district included the suburbs of Kenwick, Beckenham, Maddington, and parts of the suburbs of East Cannington, Wattle Grove, Langford, Thornlie, Gosnells and Martin.

Members for Kenwick

Kenwick (1989–1996)
MemberPartyTerm
  Judyth Watson Labor 1989–1996
Kenwick (2005–2008)
MemberPartyTerm
  Sheila McHale Labor2005–2008

Election results

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