Electoral district of Wembley

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Wembley
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State Western Australia
Dates current1962–1974
Namesake Wembley
Demographic North Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Wembley was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district was named for the inner western Perth suburb of Wembley, which fell within its borders.

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

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Wembley was largely created out of the abolished Leederville and metropolitan sections of Wembley Beaches by a redistribution prior to the 1962 election, and was held by the Liberal Party for its entire duration. The seat was abolished ahead of the 1974 election, and the last member for Wembley, Ray Young, contested and won the seat of Scarborough.

The Electoral district of Leederville was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district was named for the inner northern Perth suburb of Leederville, which fell within its borders. Starting off as a vast seat covering most of Perth's northwestern hinterland, it shrank in size at various redistributions until, by the time of its abolishment, it was an inner suburban seat able to be absorbed into Wembley and Mount Hawthorn.

The Electoral district of Wembley Beaches was a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district was named for the inner western Perth suburb of Wembley, which fell within its borders.

1962 Western Australian state election

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 31 March 1962 to elect all 50 members to the Legislative Assembly. The Liberal-Country coalition government, led by Premier Sir David Brand, won a second term in office against the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Albert Hawke.

Members for Wembley

MemberPartyTerm
  Guy Henn Liberal Country League 1962–1968
  Liberal 1968–1971
  Ray Young Liberal1971–1974

See also

Wembley, Western Australia Suburb of Perth, Western Australia

Wembley is a western suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the Town of Cambridge. Its postcode is 6014.

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