Electoral district of Wagin

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Wagin
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current 1911–1950; 1989–2017
Namesake Wagin
Area 72,488 km2 (27,987.8 sq mi)
Demographic Agricultural

Wagin was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia. It was in existence from 1911 to 1950 and from 1989 to 2017. The seat was named after the town of Wagin and incorporated portions of the Wheatbelt, albeit with varying boundaries. Wagin was a safe seat for the National Party for most of its existence.

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly is elected from 59 single-member electoral districts. These districts are often referred to as electorates or seats.

Western Australian Legislative Assembly legislature of the State of Western Australia

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly, or lower house, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Western Australia, an Australian state. The Parliament sits in Parliament House in the Western Australian capital, Perth.

Wagin, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Wagin is a town and shire in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, approximately 225 km south-east of Perth on the Great Southern Highway between Narrogin and Katanning. It is also on State Route 107. The main industries are wheat and sheep farming.

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History

Wagin was first created for the 1911 state election. Until 1947, its member was Sydney Stubbs who represented several different conservative parties over that time. Stubbs was succeeded by Crawford Nalder, who would later become Country Party leader. Wagin was abolished ahead of the 1950 state election whence Nalder instead became the member for Katanning.

Sydney Stubbs CMG was an Australian politician who served twice in the Parliament of Western Australia: in the Legislative Council from 1908 to 1911, and then in the Legislative Assembly from 1911 to 1947. He was Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1930 to 1933, and had been Mayor of Claremont and then Mayor of Perth prior to entering parliament.

Crawford Nalder Australian politician

Sir Crawford David Nalder was an Australian politician who served as Deputy Premier of Western Australia from 1962 to 1971. He was leader of the Country Party in Western Australia from 1962 to 1973.

Wagin was recreated at the 1989 state election. The first member of the recreated seat was National MP Bob Wiese, formerly the member for Narrogin; the district that Wagin largely replaced. Wiese was succeeded by current member and National MP Terry Waldron at the 2001 state election. Waldron held the seat until Wagin was abolished in a redistribution prior to the 2017 state election. Its territory was incorporated in the seats of Albany, Central Wheatbelt, Roe, and Warren-Blackwood.

The National Party of Australia (WA) Inc is a political party in Western Australia. It is affiliated with the National Party of Australia but maintains a separate structure and identity.

Robert Laurence Wiese is a former Australian politician. He was a National Party member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, representing Narrogin from 1987 to 1989 and Wagin from 1989 to 2001. From 1993 to 1997 he was Minister for Police and Emergency Services.

In its last incarnation, Wagin was a large rural electorate in the southern part of the Wheatbelt region. Its major population centres included Cuballing, Boddington, Brookton, Corrigin, Gnowangerup, Hyden, Lake Grace, Katanning, Kojonup, Narrogin and Wagin.

Wheatbelt (Western Australia) region in Western Australia

The Wheatbelt is one of nine regions of Western Australia defined as administrative areas for the state's regional development, and a vernacular term for the area converted to agriculture during colonisation. It partially surrounds the Perth metropolitan area, extending north from Perth to the Mid West region, and east to the Goldfields-Esperance region. It is bordered to the south by the South West and Great Southern regions, and to the west by the Indian Ocean, the Perth metropolitan area, and the Peel region. Altogether, it has an area of 154,862 square kilometres (59,793 sq mi).

Cuballing, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Cuballing is a town located in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, on Great Southern Highway, between Pingelly and Narrogin. At the 2006 census, Cuballing had a population of 335.

Boddington, Western Australia Town in Western Australia

Boddington is a town and shire in the Peel region of Western Australia, located 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-east of Perth. The town sits on the road from Pinjarra to Williams on the Hotham River.

Members for Wagin

Wagin (1911–1950)
MemberPartyTerm
  Sydney Stubbs Liberal (WA) 1911–1917
  Country 1917–1923
 Country (MCP)1923–1924
  Nationalist 1924–1927
 Country1927–1947
  Crawford Nalder Country1947–1950
Wagin (1989–2017)
MemberPartyTerm
  Bob Wiese National1989–2001
  Terry Waldron National2001–2017

Election results

Western Australian state election, 2013: Wagin
PartyCandidateVotes%±
National Terry Waldron 12,10863.7+0.4
Liberal Phillip Blight3,31617.4+0.3
Labor Josh Stokes2,12211.2+0.4
Greens Shirley Collins8494.5+0.7
Christians Jacky Young6203.3–0.6
Total formal votes19,01595.6–1.1
Informal votes8694.4+1.1
Turnout 19,88490.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Phillip Blight14,40875.8+0.9
Labor Josh Stokes4,58824.2–0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Terry Waldron 14,62376.9–1.5
Liberal Phillip Blight4,39023.1+1.5
National hold Swing –1.5

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