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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Floreat in Western Australian elections.
|Total formal votes||19,511||98.0||+2.0|
|Grey Power||Jane King||86||0.5||-7.6|
|Total formal votes||17,050||97.5||+1.5|
|Independent gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
|Grey Power||Jane King||1,520||8.1||+8.1|
|Total formal votes||18,712||96.0|
|Total formal votes||17,762||97.8||-0.4|
|Total formal votes||16,274||98.2|
|Total formal votes||14,268||98.1||-0.3|
|Total formal votes||14,180||98.4|
|National Alliance||Peter McGowan||1,421||9.6|
|Total formal votes||14,840||97.6|
|Democratic Labor||Bernard Flanagan||954||7.9||+0.1|
|Total formal votes||12,122||97.8||-0.4|
|Liberal and Country||Andrew Mensaros||4,938||45.7|
|Democratic Labor||Bernard Flanagan||839||7.8|
|Total formal votes||10,797||98.2|
|Liberal and Country||Andrew Mensaros||6,977||64.6|
|Liberal and Country hold||Swing|
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