Electoral district of Morley

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Morley
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Morley.png
Location of Morley (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1974–1996; 2008–present
MP Amber-Jade Sanderson
Party Labor
Namesake Morley
Electors 30,130 (2021)
Area20 km2 (7.7 sq mi)
Demographic East Metropolitan

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

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Morley existed as an electoral district from 1974 to 1996, and was restored as an electorate name in 2008. Between 1983 and 1989 it was known was Morley-Swan.

The district is situated in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Geography

Situated in the densely populated inner northern suburbs of Perth, the district covers the entirety of the suburbs of Nollamara and Noranda; and parts of Beechboro, Dianella and Morley.

History

Morley was first created for the 1974 state election. At the 1983 state election, it was renamed Morley-Swan with the abolition of Swan. The district reverted to the name Morley at the 1989 state election and was abolished ahead of the 1996 state election.

The district was held by Labor at all times, with the exception of the period between 1991 and 1993, when former Labor MP Frank Donovan sat as an independent. The member at the time of Morley's abolition, Labor MP Clive Brown, went on to represent the newly created seat of Bassendean from 1996 to 2005.

A new district named Morley was created for the 2008 state election following the one vote, one value reforms. The majority of the district's voters came from the abolished seat of Ballajura. Nearly all of the remainder of district's territory formerly belonged to Yokine and Maylands; a small part also came from Bassendean.

The new district was created with a Labor majority of 59.9% to 40.1% versus the Liberal Party. [1] However, Liberal candidate Ian Britza captured the seat at the 2008 state election, overcoming the large notional margin due in part to the candidacy of independent candidate and former MP for Ballajura John D'Orazio, who directed preferences to the Liberal candidate ahead of Labor candidate Reece Whitby.

Members for Morley

Morley (1974–1983)
MemberPartyTerm
  Arthur Tonkin Labor 1974–1983
Morley-Swan (1983–1989)
MemberPartyTerm
 Arthur TonkinLabor 1983–1987
  Frank Donovan Labor 1987–1989
Morley (1989–1996)
MemberPartyTerm
 Frank DonovanLabor 1989–1991
  Independent 1991–1993
  Clive Brown Labor 1993–1996
Morley (2008–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Ian Britza Liberal 2008–2017
  Amber-Jade Sanderson Labor 2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Morley [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Amber-Jade Sanderson 10,38771.7+19.3
Liberal Jim Seth2,21915.3−16.2
Greens Thomas Marcinkowski8325.7−3.6
Christians Alan Wells4593.2+0.4
One Nation Julian Scully2381.6+1.6
No Mandatory Vaccination Rhonda Kerslake2171.5+1.5
WAxit Aman Singh1340.9−0.8
Total formal votes14,48696.0+1.9
Informal votes6074.0−1.9
Turnout 15,09350.1−37.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Amber-Jade Sanderson 10,26479.5+17.1
Liberal Jim Seth2,65420.5−17.1
Labor hold Swing +17.1
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2008 Election profile: Morley". ABC.
  2. 2021 State General Election – Morley District Results, WAEC