Electoral district of Riverton

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Riverton
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
WA Election 2021 - Riverton.png
Location of Riverton (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1989–present
MP Jags Krishnan
Party Labor
Namesake Riverton
Electors 29,054 (2021)
Area24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

Riverton is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Riverton is named for the southern Perth suburb of Riverton which falls within its borders.

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History

Riverton was created at the 1988 redistribution, replacing the abolished district of Clontarf, which had been a safe Liberal seat since a redistribution prior to the 1977 election. [1] [2] Riverton was first contested at the 1989 election, at which Liberal Party member Graham Kierath was successful. He served as a minister in the Court government, and held the seat until his unexpected defeat at the 2001 election on a 10.16% swing. The seat was then held by Tony McRae of the Labor Party, until his defeat by the Liberal Party's Mike Nahan at the 2008 election. McRae was the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Disability Services between 2006 and 2008. Mike Nahan retired at the 2021 election, and the seat was won back by the Labor party with a 13.3% swing towards them. [3]

Geography

Riverton is bounded by the Canning River to the north, Bannister Creek and High Road to the northeast, Nicholson Road to the east, the freight railway and South Street to the south, and Karel Avenue and Fifth Avenue to the west. Its boundaries include the suburbs of Parkwood, Riverton, Shelley, Willetton, Bull Creek and the Canning Vale industrial area and markets. [4]

The 2007 redistribution, which took effect at the 2008 election, resulted in the seat losing Ferndale in the northeast and eastern Leeming in the southwest, while gaining the unpopulated Canning Vale industrial area. [5]

Members for Riverton

MemberPartyTerm
  Graham Kierath Liberal 1989–2001
  Tony McRae Labor 2001–2008
  Mike Nahan Liberal 2008–2021
  Jags Krishnan Labor 2021–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Riverton [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Jags Krishnan 6,71749.9+16.0
Liberal Anthony Spagnolo4,67834.8−10.2
Greens Simon Blackburn1,0507.8−1.5
Christians Dena Gower5193.9−0.7
Liberal Democrats Chris Holman2321.7+1.7
Western Australia Terry Lee1371.0−0.1
No Mandatory Vaccination Penelope Scull1250.9+0.9
Total formal votes13,45897.4+1.1
Informal votes3622.6−1.1
Turnout 13,82047.6−43.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jags Krishnan 7,94559.1+13.3
Liberal Anthony Spagnolo5,50540.9−13.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +13.3
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. pp. 59–60. ISBN   0-7309-8409-5.
  2. "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1985 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 1988. p. 1988:1339-1527.
  3. "Riverton". ABC News. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  4. Western Australian Electoral Commission (29 October 2007). "2007 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - South Metropolitan - Riverton". Archived from the original on 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  5. Western Australian Electoral Commission (4 August 2003). "2003 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - South Metropolitan - Riverton". Archived from the original on 2007-09-20. Retrieved 2008-08-05.
  6. 2021 State General Election – Riverton District Results, WAEC