Electoral district of Kwinana

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Kwinana
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Kwinana.png
Location of Kwinana (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current2008–present
MP Roger Cook
Party Labor
Namesake City of Kwinana
Electors 28,992 (2021)
Area150 km2 (57.9 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

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

Contents

The district is located in the south-western suburbs of Perth.

History

Kwinana was first created for the 2008 state election. It was a new urban seat created as a result of the one vote one value reforms. For the most part it combined the southern portion of the district of Cockburn with the northern part of the district of Peel; it also took in territory previously covered by the districts of Rockingham and Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

At its creation, Kwinana was calculated to have a Labor Party majority of 69.2% to 30.8% versus the Liberal Party, [1] making it a very safe Labor seat. However, Labor candidate Roger Cook won the seat only narrowly against independent challenger Carol Adams, prevailing 50.79% to 49.21%. [2] Adams, the mayor of Kwinana, launched her independent candidacy after unsuccessfully contesting Labor preselection for the seat. [3] Adams sought a rematch in 2013, but Cook won with a slightly increased majority.

However, Kwinana was a very safe Labor seat in "traditional" two-party matchups between Labor and the Liberals; Cook would have easily won it with well over 60 percent of the two-party vote in 2008 and 2013. Proving this, Cook was easily reelected in 2017 with 68 percent of the two-party vote.

Geography

Kwinana includes all the local government area of the City of Kwinana as well as a parts of the City of Rockingham and the City of Cockburn. The district takes in the suburbs of Henderson, Wattleup, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Banjup, Naval Base, Hope Valley, Mandogalup, Wandi, Kwinana Beach, Postans, The Spectacles, Anketell, Medina, Orelia, Calista, Kwinana Town Centre, Parmelia, Bertram, Casuarina, Leda, Wellard, Hillman, as well as parts of Cooloongup, Waikiki and Baldivis.

Members for Kwinana

MemberPartyTerm
  Roger Cook Labor 2008–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Kwinana [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Roger Cook 17,93676.9+19.8
Liberal Bianca Talbot2,53310.9−8.5
Greens Lauren Rickert1,1895.1−2.7
One Nation Steven Summerell6993.0−6.2
No Mandatory Vaccination Connie Portelli4051.7+1.7
WAxit Christopher Burnet2080.9−0.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Vellnagel1750.8+0.7
Western Australia Venkat Devarapalli1650.7+0.7
Total formal votes23,31096.1+1.0
Informal votes9493.9−1.0
Turnout 24,25983.7+2.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Roger Cook 19,75484.8+14.0
Liberal Bianca Talbot3,55015.2−14.0
Labor hold Swing +14.0

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2007 Redistribution". ABC.
  2. "District of Kwinana Two Candidate Preferred Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-18. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
  3. "Kwinana Mayor lashes out at ALP". ABC. 21 May 2008.
  4. 2021 State General Election – Kwinana District Results, WAEC