Electoral district of North West Central

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North West Central
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of North West Central (dark green) in Western Australia
State Western Australia
Dates current2005–present1
MP Vince Catania
Party National
NamesakeNorth-west region of Western Australia
Electors 10,993 (2021)
Area820,591 km2 (316,832.0 sq mi)
Demographic Mining and Pastoral
Footnotes
1known as North West Coastal 2005–2008 and North West 2008-2013

North West Central is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

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The district is mostly based in the rural north-west of Western Australia. It is currently a safe seat for the Nationals WA.

History

First known as North West Coastal, the district was first created for the 2005 state election, incorporating territory from the abolished districts of Burrup and Ningaloo. The seat was won by Labor MP, and then member for Burrup, Fred Riebeling.

The district was expanded for the 2008 state election, incorporating more inland territory which resulted in the name change to North West. With Riebeling's decision to retire, the contest pitted Labor MP Vince Catania, then a member of the Legislative Council, against Liberal candidate, and former Ningaloo MP, Rod Sweetman, with Catania emerging victorious. On 20 July 2009, Catania announced his decision to leave the Labor Party to join the rival National Party. [1]

The 2013 state election saw the Labor-leaning Shire of Roebourne transferred to the Pilbara while taking more central areas of the state including the shires of Sandstone and Wiluna, increasing National's hold on the seat. The increase in terms of area in the central part of the state saw yet another name change to North West Central.

Geography

Based in the remote north-west of Western Australia, the district includes the towns of Carnarvon, Coral Bay, Cue, Denham, Exmouth, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Sandstone, Tom Price, Wiluna and Yalgoo.

Members

North West Coastal (2005–2008)
MemberPartyTerm
  Fred Riebeling Labor 2005–2008
North West (2008–2013)
MemberPartyTerm
  Vince Catania Labor2008–2009
  National 2009–2013
North West Central (2013–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Vince Catania National2013–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: North West Central [2]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Cherie Sibosado 1,78942.1+15.4
National Vince Catania 1,59837.6+1.5
Liberal Alys McKeough2936.9−8.9
Greens Sandy Burt1994.7−0.9
One Nation Robert Tonkin1533.6−7.8
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Stefan Colagiuri1273.0+2.6
No Mandatory Vaccination A. Agyputri471.1+1.1
WAxit Brendan McKay220.5+0.2
Independent Henry Seddon180.4+0.4
Total formal votes4,24695.8+0.4
Informal votes1874.2−0.4
Turnout 4,43340.3−39.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Cherie Sibosado 2,11351.5+11.6
National Vince Catania 1,99248.5−11.6
Labor gain from National Swing +11.6
Results are not final.

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