Electoral results for the district of Melville

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Melville in Western Australian state elections.

Melville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia from 1950 to 1996. The district was based in the southern suburbs of Perth.

Western Australia State in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

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Members for Melville

MemberPartyTerm
  John Tonkin Labor 1950–1977
  Barry Hodge Labor1977–1989
  Doug Shave Liberal 1989–1996

Election results

Western Australian state election, 1993: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Doug Shave 10,43353.6+9.3
Labor William Lyon6,33832.5-11.8
Greens Valerie Cousins6683.4-1.3
Independent Margaret Barton6083.1+3.1
Independent Shirley de la Hunty 5552.9+2.9
Independent Anthony Buhagiar 4572.4+2.4
Democrats Ann Curtis2351.2+1.2
Independent Michael McKibbin1840.9+0.9
Total formal votes19,47895.5+3.5
Informal votes9214.5-3.5
Turnout 20,39994.6+2.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Doug Shave 11,74660.3+10.2
Labor William Lyon7,73239.7-10.2
Liberal hold Swing +10.2

Elections in the 1980s

Western Australian state election, 1989: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Douglas Shave 8,15944.3+4.5
Labor Barry Hodge 8,15944.3-15.9
Greens Paul Llewellyn 8584.7+4.7
Grey Power Leslie Sells7324.0+4.0
Independent Bernard Putnin5082.8+2.8
Total formal votes18,41692.0
Informal votes1,6058.0
Turnout 20,02192.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Douglas Shave 9,22450.1+10.3
Labor Barry Hodge 9,19249.9-10.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.3
Western Australian state election, 1986: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor Barry Hodge 12,64269.5-1.7
Liberal Eric Zumbo5,55030.5+1.7
Total formal votes18,19297.0-0.3
Informal votes5673.0+0.3
Turnout 18,75992.5-0.4
Labor hold Swing -1.7
Western Australian state election, 1983: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor Barry Hodge 11,46471.2
Liberal Judith Gleeson4,62928.8
Total formal votes16,09397.3
Informal votes4472.7
Turnout 16,54092.9
Labor hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1980: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor Barry Hodge 8,97262.8+3.0
Liberal Geoffrey Baldock4,66132.6-7.6
Democrats James Dunlevy6634.6+4.6
Total formal votes14,29696.8+0.1
Informal votes4703.2-0.1
Turnout 1476690.4-1.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Barry Hodge 9,30365.1+5.3
Liberal Geoffrey Baldock4,99334.9-5.3
Labor hold Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1970s

Western Australian state election, 1977: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor Barry Hodge 8,68659.8
Liberal Daryl Williams 5,83140.2
Total formal votes14,51796.7
Informal votes4953.3
Turnout 15,01292.2
Labor hold Swing -9.8
Western Australian state election, 1974: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor John Tonkin 9,74268.9
Liberal Cedric Smith3,80126.9
National Alliance Barney Foley6054.3
Total formal votes14,14896.8
Informal votes4673.2
Turnout 14,61591.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Tonkin 9,83369.5
Liberal Cedric Smith4,31530.5
Labor hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1971: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor John Tonkin 8,11864.9-2.6
Liberal Peter Whyte3,79330.3-2.2
Democratic Labor Douglas O'Reilly5924.7+4.7
Total formal votes12,50397.6+0.3
Informal votes3032.4-0.3
Turnout 12,80693.3-0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Tonkin 8,20765.6-1.9
Liberal Peter Whyte4,29634.4+1.9
Labor hold Swing -1.9

Elections in the 1960s

Western Australian state election, 1968: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor John Tonkin 7,56667.5
Liberal and Country Albert Box3,63632.5
Total formal votes11,20297.3
Informal votes3052.7
Turnout 11,50793.9
Labor hold Swing
Western Australian state election, 1965: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor John Tonkin 6,26157.0-4.3
Liberal and Country Albert Gainsford-Brackley4,71843.0+4.3
Total formal votes10,97997.4-1.9
Informal votes2932.6+1.9
Turnout 11,27294.0-0.3
Labor hold Swing -4.3
Western Australian state election, 1962: Melville
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labor John Tonkin 6,16261.3
Liberal and Country Eelco Tacoma3,89238.7
Total formal votes10,05499.3
Informal votes740.7
Turnout 10,12894.3
Labor hold Swing

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