Electoral district of Stirling

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Stirling
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1950–2008
Namesake Stirling Range
Demographic South West

Stirling was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1950 to 2008.

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The district was located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Geography

Stirling was a rural district, surrounding but not including the coastal city of Albany. At its abolition it included the towns of Denmark, Mount Barker, Walpole and Cranbrook.

History

Stirling was first created for the 1950 state election. It was held at all times by the National Party, or factions thereof, under their various guises.

The district was abolished ahead of the 2008 state election as a result of the reduction in rural seats made necessary by the one vote one value reforms. Its former territory was largely incorporated into the new district of Blackwood-Stirling with parts also added to Albany. Following Stirling's abolition, sitting National MP Terry Redman contested the seat of Blackwood-Stirling.

Members for Stirling

MemberPartyTerm
  Arthur Watts Country 1950–1962
  Clayton Mitchell Country1962–1971
  Matt Stephens Country1971–1975
 National Country1975–1978
 National (NP)1978–1985
 National1985–1989
  Monty House National1989–2005
  Terry Redman National2005–2008

Election results

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