Electoral district of Scarborough

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Scarborough
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Scarborough (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1974–1996; 2008–present
MP Stuart Aubrey
Party Labor
Namesake Scarborough
Electors 30,954 (2021)
Area21 km2 (8.1 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

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

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The district is a coastal electorate based in the northern suburbs of Perth and is named for the suburb of Scarborough. It also includes the suburbs of Doubleview, Innaloo, Osborne Park and parts of the suburbs of City Beach, Gwelup, Karrinyup and Trigg.

Politically, the district is a marginal one. Based on the results of the 2005 state election, the seat was created with a Liberal Party majority of 52.4% to 47.6% versus the Labor Party. [1]

History

Scarborough was first created at the 1972 redistribution, and was first contested at the 1974 election. [2] Although typically a Liberal-held seat, it was won by the Labor Party at the 1983 and 1986 elections. The district was abolished at the 1996 election, largely replaced by the seat of Innaloo. [3] Innaloo continued in the same trend as its predecessor, being won by Labor candidate John Quigley at the 2001 election before being abolished at the 2003 redistribution.

A new seat called Scarborough 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. Scarborough was formed from the territory of two existing electorates: the southern end of Carine and the northern end of Churchlands.

Members for Scarborough

Scarborough (1974–1996)
MemberPartyTerm
  Ray Young Liberal 1974–1983
  Graham Burkett Labor 1983–1989
  George Strickland Liberal1989–1996
Scarborough (2008–present)
  Liza Harvey Liberal 2008–2021
  Stuart Aubrey Labor 2021–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Scarborough [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Stuart Aubrey 7,39450.8+21.2
Liberal Liza Harvey 5,06934.8−13.0
Greens SP Becker1,3389.2−4.8
No Mandatory Vaccination Vanya Markovina2411.7+1.7
Independent Dave Vos1921.3+1.3
Western Australia Troy Coward1651.10.0
Liberals for Climate Daniel Bridgewater1010.7+0.7
WAxit Johnny Boccardi670.5−0.9
Total formal votes14,56797.0+1.0
Informal votes4493.0−1.0
Turnout 15,01648.5−29.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stuart Aubrey 8,81160.5+16.2
Liberal Liza Harvey 5,75439.5−16.2
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +16.2
Results are not final.

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References

  1. Antony Green. "2007 Western Australia Redistribution". ABC.
  2. "Electoral Districts Act 1947-1965 - Order in Council". Western Australia Government Gazette. 14 June 1972. p. 1972:1833-1893.
  3. "Electoral Distributions Act 1947 - Division of the State into Six Electoral Regions and 57 Electoral Districts by the Electoral Distribution Commissioners". Western Australia Government Gazette. 28 November 1994. p. 1994:6135-6327.
  4. 2021 State General Election – Scarborough District Results, WAEC