Electoral district of Mirrabooka

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Mirrabooka
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Mirrabooka.png
Location of Mirrabooka (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1968–1974, 2013–present
MP Meredith Hammat
Party Labor
Namesake Mirrabooka
Electors 29,946 (2021)
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

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

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Geography

The district is based in the northern suburbs of Perth. It includes Alexander Heights, Balga, Koondoola, Mirrabooka, Westminster and parts of Ballajura and Dianella.

History

The district was created for the 2013 state election, essentially as a new name for the district of Nollamara. [1] It was won by sitting Nollamara MP Janine Freeman.

An earlier incarnation of the district existed from 1968 to 1974. First contested at the 1968 state election, it was won by Doug Cash of the Liberal Party. Cash was defeated one term later by Labor candidate Arthur Tonkin. Mirrabooka was abolished at the 1974 state election, and Tonkin went on to become member for the new seat of Morley.

Members for Mirrabooka

First incarnation (1968–1974)
MemberPartyTerm
  Doug Cash Liberal 1968–1971
  Arthur Tonkin Labor 1971–1974
Second incarnation (2013–present)
  Janine Freeman Labor 2013–2021
  Meredith Hammat Labor 2021–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Mirrabooka [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Meredith Hammat 16,17371.6+8.9
Liberal Aaron Sawmadal2,27610.1−11.2
Greens Mark Cooper1,3335.9−0.5
One Nation Michael Mabood9394.2+4.2
Christians Dwight Randall7903.5+0.1
No Mandatory Vaccination Jessica Ayre4772.1+2.1
Independent Peter Dunne2571.1+1.1
Independent Kim Mubarak2000.9−0.5
WAxit Devinder Chhina1400.6−0.8
Total formal votes22,58592.8+0.7
Informal votes1,7607.2−0.7
Turnout 24,34581.3−3.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Meredith Hammat 18,87883.7+10.4
Liberal Aaron Sawmadal3,67616.3−10.4
Labor hold Swing +10.4

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References

  1. "2011 Districts in the metropolitan regions: East Metropolitan Region" (PDF). Western Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  2. 2021 State General Election – Mirrabooka District Results, WAEC