Electoral district of Southern River

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Southern River
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Southern River (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current1996–present
MP Terry Healy
Party Labor
Namesake Southern River
Electors 29,655 (2021)
Area35 km2 (13.5 sq mi)
Demographic South Metropolitan

Southern River is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the state of Western Australia.

Contents

The district is a marginal seat based in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Geography

Southern River is an electorate situated in Perth's southern suburbs. The district includes the suburbs of Southern River and Huntingdale, as well as parts of the suburbs of Canning Vale and Gosnells.

History

Southern River was first contested at the 1996 state election. The seat was won by Liberal Party candidate Monica Holmes who defeated Labor candidate Judyth Watson, the latter being at the time member for the abolished Kenwick. Holmes was defeated at the 2001 state election by Labor candidate Paul Andrews.

The redistribution ahead of the 2005 state election shifted Southern River eastward, making the seat safer for the Labor Party. That election saw Paul Andrews defeat Monica Holmes a second time, with a much wider margin in large part due to the redistribution changes. The next redistribution saw much of the previous changes reversed, making Southern River once again a marginal seat. With Labor's hold on the seat now much more tenuous, Andrews was defeated at the 2008 state election by Liberal candidate Peter Abetz. Abetz held the seat through the 2013 state election but lost to Labor's Terry Healy at the 2017 state election.

Members for Southern River

MemberPartyTerm
  Monica Holmes Liberal 1996–2001
  Paul Andrews Labor 2001–2008
  Peter Abetz Liberal 2008–2017
  Terry Healy Labor 2017–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Southern River [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Terry Healy 10,76277.2+27.6
Liberal Ruben Zandman1,58411.4−27.5
Greens Simone Collins4693.4−3.0
Christians Gerard Spoelstra3952.8+2.8
One Nation Malcolm Heffernan1791.3+1.3
No Mandatory Vaccination Katie Hawkes1601.1+1.1
WAxit Shazi Siddiqui1461.0+0.1
Liberal Democrats Wesley Du Preez1381.0+0.3
Independent Julia Walsh1000.7+0.7
Total formal votes13,93396.2+1.0
Informal votes5493.8−1.0
Turnout 14,48248.8−36.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Terry Healy 11,68683.9+26.0
Liberal Ruben Zandman2,24716.1−26.0
Labor hold Swing +26.0
Results are not final.

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