Electoral results for the district of Merredin

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

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Members for Merredin

Merredin-Yilgarn (1950–1977)
MemberPartyTerm
  Lionel Kelly Labor 1950–1968
  Jack Stewart Liberal 1968–1971
  James Brown Labor1971–1974
  Hendy Cowan Country 1974–1977
Merredin (1977–2008)
MemberPartyTerm
 Hendy Cowan National 1977–2001
  Brendon Grylls National2001–2008

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

2005 Western Australian state election: Merredin [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Brendon Grylls 5,97449.3-1.6
Liberal Jamie Falls3,22426.6+20.8
Labor Stephen Fewster1,49112.3-3.4
New Country Julie Townrow5754.7+4.7
Greens Robert Mann2982.5-0.7
One Nation Peter Arnold2742.3-18.2
Christian Democrats Noel Beckingham2732.3+2.3
Total formal votes12,10996.10.0
Informal votes4903.90.0
Turnout 12,59991.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Brendon Grylls 9,92782.0+9.5
Labor Stephen Fewster2,17318.0-9.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Brendon Grylls 7,89065.5-7.0
Liberal Jamie Falls4,16234.5+34.5
National hold Swing -7.0
2001 Merredin state by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Brendon Grylls 4,55143.1-13.3
Liberal Joanne Burges3,67334.8+34.8
One Nation Jamie Falls1,19711.3-9.0
Labor Darren West 9499.0-6.7
Democrats Jason Meotti1941.8+1.8
Total formal votes10,56498.3+2.1
Informal votes1801.7-2.1
Turnout 10,74486.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Brendon Grylls 5,97456.6-13.7
Liberal Joanne Burges4,58143.4+43.4
National hold Swing N/A
2001 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 6,33956.4-24.8
One Nation John McKay2,28320.3+20.3
Labor Sharon Ivey1,76115.7-3.1
Greens Robert Jeffreys3413.0+3.0
Independent Don Cowan3072.7+2.7
Curtin Labor Alliance Callum Payne2041.8+1.8
Total formal votes11,23596.2-1.4
Informal votes4433.8+1.4
Turnout 11,67892.2
Two-party-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 8,07472.9-8.3
Labor Sharon Ivey3,00527.1+8.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 7,87270.3-10.9
One Nation John McKay3,32629.7+29.7
National hold Swing -10.9

Elections in the 1990s

1996 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 9,48881.2+30.9
Labor Mick Cole2,20318.8+3.7
Total formal votes11,69197.6+0.4
Informal votes2822.4-0.4
Turnout 11,97391.8
National hold Swing +1.1
1993 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 5,57653.8-24.1
Liberal Jos Chatfield3,22031.1+31.1
Labor Susanne Chance1,56915.1-2.9
Total formal votes10,36597.3+1.7
Informal votes2892.7+1.7
Turnout 10,65495.1+2.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 6,79665.6-15.6
Liberal Jos Chatfield3,56934.4+34.4
National hold Swing -15.6

Elections in the 1980s

1989 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 8,15478.0+20.5
Labor Michael Fitzpatrick1,88718.0+0.6
Independent Margaret Buegge4204.0+4.0
Total formal votes10,46195.6
Informal votes4864.4
Turnout 10,94792.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 8,49581.2+8.9
Labor Michael Fitzpatrick1,96618.8+18.8
National hold Swing N/A
1986 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 5,49064.7+4.0
Labor Salvatore Musca1,65119.4+19.4
Liberal Bruce Harvey1,35115.9+2.6
Total formal votes8,49298.4+1.3
Informal votes1361.6-1.3
Turnout 8,62895.1+4.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 6,70979.0+14.0
Labor Salvatore Musca1,78321.0+21.0
National hold Swing +14.0
1983 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 4,87260.7
National Country Harold Lang1,80422.5
Liberal Richard Cooper1,06713.3
Independent Zoran Panzich2833.5
Total formal votes8,02697.1
Informal votes2422.9
Turnout 8,26890.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 5,21765.0
National Country Harold Lang2,80935.0
National hold Swing
1980 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Hendy Cowan 5,11170.6+70.6
Liberal Norman Oates1,07014.8-4.7
National Country Edith Towers1,06114.7-42.3
Total formal votes7,24297.3-0.4
Informal votes2042.7+0.4
Turnout 7,44691.6-0.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Hendy Cowan 5,32373.5+73.5
Liberal Norman Oates1,91926.5+26.5
National gain from National Country Swing N/A

Elections in the 1970s

1977 Western Australian state election: Merredin
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Country Hendy Cowan 4,10356.9
Labor George Banks1,69923.6
Liberal Garry Hawkes1,40819.5
Total formal votes7,21097.7
Informal votes1732.3
Turnout 7,38392.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Hendy Cowan 5,37074.5+9.5
Labor George Banks1,84025.5-9.5
National Country hold Swing +9.5
1974 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
National Alliance Hendy Cowan 2,58539.6
Labor James Brown 2,53638.8
Liberal Brian Cahill1,41121.6
Total formal votes6,53296.8
Informal votes2143.2
Turnout 6,74691.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Alliance Hendy Cowan 3,78257.9
Labor James Brown 2,75042.1
National Alliance gain from Labor Swing
1971 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor James Brown 3,02145.4+5.5
Liberal Jack Stewart 1,44721.7-4.1
Country Albert Fletcher1,05415.8-7.9
Democratic Labor Ray Evans73311.0+11.0
Independent Jeff Legge4066.1+6.1
Total formal votes6,66197.0-1.9
Informal votes2083.0+1.9
Turnout 6,86992.3-1.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor James Brown 3,51052.7+5.6
Liberal Jack Stewart 3,15147.3-5.6
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +5.6

Elections in the 1960s

1968 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor James Brown 2,26039.9
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 1,46025.8
Country Geoffrey Telfer1,34323.7
Independent Raymond Evans60210.6
Total formal votes5,66598.9
Informal votes651.1
Turnout 5,73093.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 2,99652.9
Labor James Brown 2,66947.1
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing
1965 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,27653.4-4.7
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 1,32631.1+31.1
Country Kenneth Jones66215.5-26.4
Total formal votes4,26497.3-1.6
Informal votes1182.7+1.6
Turnout 4,38291.6-1.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,34254.9-3.2
Liberal and Country Jack Stewart 1,92245.1+45.1
Labor hold Swing -3.2
1962 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,67658.1
Country Squire Fletcher1,92741.9
Total formal votes4,60398.9
Informal votes511.1
Turnout 4,65490.3
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

1959 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 3,38872.3+14.9
Liberal and Country Ronald Lee1,29927.7+9.6
Total formal votes4,68797.4-1.0
Informal votes1232.6+1.0
Turnout 4,81091.0-2.0
Labor hold Swing +13.1
1956 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,81857.4
Country Alfred Walker1,20624.6
Liberal and Country Robert Loder88718.1
Total formal votes4,91198.4
Informal votes801.6
Turnout 4,99193.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lionel Kelly 59.2
Country Alfred Walker40.8
Labor hold Swing
1953 Western Australian state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1950 New South Wales state election: Merredin-Yilgarn
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Lionel Kelly 2,05360.1
Liberal and Country Charles Davies1,36139.9
Total formal votes3,41498.6
Informal votes481.4
Turnout 3,46290.4
Labor hold Swing

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