Electoral district of Moore

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Moore
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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State Western Australia
Dates current1890–1904; 1911–1930; 1950–present
MP Shane Love
Party National
Namesake Moore River
Electors 26,014 (2021)
Area77,632 km2 (29,973.9 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural

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

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Moore has had three incarnations as an electorate. In its first incarnation, Moore was one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 colonial election.

Its latest incarnation it has existed continuously since 1950. In that time, the seat has been variously held by the two conservative forces in Western Australian politics: the Liberal Party and the National Party. The seat has never been won by the Labor Party.

Geography

Moore is a coastal district, covering an expanse of rural territory to the north of Perth and surrounding but not including the regional city of Geraldton. The district includes the towns of Kalbarri, Northampton, Nabawa, Mullewa, Dongara, Irwin, Mingenew, Morawa, Three Springs, Perenjori, Carnamah, Eneabba, Leeman, Coorow, Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra, Dandaragan, Moora, Dalwallinu, Lancelin, Ledge Point, Guilderton, Gingin, Bindoon, Calingiri and Toodyay.

History

Electoral reform ahead of the 2008 state election necessitated an increase in the enrolment of non-metropolitan districts. This meant that the district of Greenough was abolished, with Moore taking in most of its former territory and voters. This pitted the National member for Greenough, Grant Woodhams, against the Liberal member for Moore, Gary Snook, with Woodhams emerging the victor.

Moore's most famous member was Henry Lefroy, Premier of Western Australia from 1917 to 1919.

Members for Moore

Moore (1890–1904)
MemberPartyTerm
  George Randell Unaligned1890–1892
  Henry Lefroy Ministerial1892–1901
  Michael O'Connor Ministerial1901–1904
Moore (1911–1930)
MemberPartyTerm
 Henry Lefroy Liberal 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1921
  James Denton Country 1921–1923
 Country (MCP)1923–1924
 Nationalist1924–1927
  Percy Ferguson Country1927–1930
Moore (1950–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  John Ackland Country1950–1958
  Edgar Lewis Country1958–1974
  Bert Crane Country1974–1975
 National Country1975–1985
  Liberal 1985–1989
  Bill McNee Liberal1989–2005
  Gary Snook Liberal2005–2008
  Grant Woodhams National2008–2013
  Shane Love National2013–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Moore [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Shane Love 5,61140.2+3.4
Labor Barni Norton4,42931.7+11.9
Liberal Darren Slyns2,39517.2−1.7
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Ross Williamson5954.3−1.6
Greens Brian Spittles3732.7−1.2
One Nation Ian Frizzell3712.7−10.1
No Mandatory Vaccination T. Asmutaitis1411.0+1.0
WAxit Richard Banka480.3+0.3
Total formal votes13,96396.2+0.2
Informal votes5563.8−0.2
Turnout 14,51955.8−35.6
Results are not final.

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