Electoral district of Nollamara

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Nollamara
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1983–2005; 2008–2013
Namesake Nollamara
Demographic East Metropolitan

Nollamara was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

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The district is based in the north-eastern suburbs of Perth. It includes the suburbs of Nollamara, Alexander Heights, Koondoola, Mirrabooka, Westminster and part of the suburb of Dianella.

Politically, Nollamara is a safe Labor seat. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the electorate was created with a Labor Party majority of 69.3% to 30.7% versus the Liberal Party. [1]

History

The existing seat of Dianella was renamed Nollamara ahead of the 1983 state election, when a redistribution removed most of the suburb of Dianella to the neighbouring seat of Mount Lawley. Labor MP Rev Keith Wilson, member for Dianella since 1977, was successful at the election.

Under the 1988 redistribution effected at the 1989 state election, the seat moved further north and west, taking in the Labor strongholds of Balga, Western Australia, Mirrabooka and Westminster which had previously been in the abolished seat of Balga, while losing the northern part of Morley. Labor candidate John Kobelke won Nollamara, while Wilson successfully contested the new seat of Dianella, which was now centred on Dianella and Yokine.

Nollamara was abolished ahead of the 2005 state election. At its abolition, its territory included the suburbs of Nollamara and Westminster as well as parts of the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Dianella, Mirrabooka and Stirling. The district's territory was divided between the existing districts of Girrawheen and Yokine and the new seat of Balcatta. Kobelke subsequently contested and won the seat of Balcatta.

A new seat named Nollamara was created for the 2008 state election when the number of metropolitan seats was increased in accordance with the new one vote one value legislation. The new district was drawn from large parts of the electorates of Balcatta, Girrawheen and Yokine, the latter of which was abolished.

In November 2011, the Boundaries Commission announced that the seat would be abolished as of the 2013 state election. It was essentially replaced by the new seat of Mirrabooka, the name change necessitated by part of the namesake suburb going to the seat of Morley.

Members for Nollamara

Nollamara (1983–2005)
MemberPartyTerm
  Keith Wilson Labor 1983–1989
  John Kobelke Labor1989–2005
Nollamara (2008–2013)
  Janine Freeman Labor2008–2013

Election results

2008 Western Australian state election: Nollamara [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Janine Freeman 9,42751.2-4.4
Liberal Trent Charlton-Maughan5,67830.8+7.0
Greens Glen George2,45913.3+7.9
Christian Democrats Marty Firth8634.7+1.6
Total formal votes18,42792.1+0.9
Informal votes1,5877.9-0.9
Turnout 20,01484.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Janine Freeman 11,55262.7-6.5
Liberal Trent Charlton-Maughan6,86037.3+6.5
Labor hold Swing -6.5

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. "2008 State General Election Details: District of Nollamara Results". Western Australian Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2011.