Electoral results for the district of Murchison-Eyre

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This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Murchison-Eyre in Western Australian state elections.

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Members for Murchison-Eyre

Murchison (1890–1968)
MemberPartyTerm
  Everard Darlot Ministerial1890–1894
  E. T. Hooley Ministerial1894–1897
  Samuel Mitchell Ministerial1897–1901
  John Nanson Ministerial1901–1904
  John Holman Labor1904–1921
  William Marshall Labor1921–1952
  Everard O'Brien Labor1952–1959
  Richard Burt Liberal Country League 1959–1968
Murchison-Eyre (1968–1989)
MemberPartyTerm
 Richard Burt Liberal 1968–1971
  Peter Coyne Liberal1971–1986
  Ross Lightfoot Liberal1986–1989
Murchison-Eyre (2005–2008)
MemberPartyTerm
  John Bowler Labor2005–2006
  Independent 2006–2008

Election results

Elections in the 2000s

2005 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre [1]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor John Bowler 5,18651.8+10.1
Liberal Colin Brand3,70637.0+11.0
Greens Scott Ludlam 4985.0+3.9
One Nation Derek Major3553.5-12.5
Christian Democrats Don Byrne2652.6+2.6
Total formal votes10,01095.4-0.4
Informal votes4854.6+0.4
Turnout 10,49573.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Bowler 5,81158.1+0.4
Liberal Colin Brand4,19441.9-0.4
Labor hold Swing +0.4

Elections in the 1980s

1986 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Ross Lightfoot 1,12441.2-8.1
Labor Christopher Sweeney95635.1-9.3
Independent Aubrey Lynch1896.9+6.9
Independent Neil Dimer1585.8+5.8
Independent Cyril Barnes1535.6+5.6
Independent John Ford1475.4+5.4
Total formal votes2,72794.8-1.2
Informal votes1505.2+1.2
Turnout 2,87777.7+0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Lightfoot 1,41151.7+0.4
Labor Christopher Sweeney1,31648.3-0.4
Liberal hold Swing +0.4
1983 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Peter Coyne 1,16749.3
Labor Francis Donovan1,05244.4
Independent Kevin Seivwright1496.3
Total formal votes2,36896.0
Informal votes984.0
Turnout 2,46676.8
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Coyne 1,21451.3
Labor Francis Donovan1,15448.7
Liberal hold Swing
1980 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Peter Coyne 74648.4-15.4
Labor Mark Nevill 55836.20.0
National Kevin Seivwright23715.4+15.4
Total formal votes1,54197.7+0.2
Informal votes372.3-0.2
Turnout 1,57878.9-2.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Coyne 90959.0-4.9
Labor Mark Nevill 63241.0+4.9
Liberal hold Swing -4.9

Elections in the 1970s

1977 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Peter Coyne 1,06963.8
Labor Patricia Logue60736.2
Total formal votes1,67697.5
Informal votes432.5
Turnout 1,71981.5
Liberal hold Swing
1974 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Peter Coyne 1,02257.0
Labor Julian Grill77043.0
Total formal votes1,79297.4
Informal votes482.6
Turnout 1,84083.0
Liberal hold Swing
1971 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Peter Coyne 65846.0-54.0
Labor Geoffrey Bailey60042.0+42.0
United FarmersBevan Hamersley1097.6+7.6
Democratic Labor Kevin Sauer624.3+4.3
Total formal votes1,42995.6
Informal votes654.4
Turnout 1,49481.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Coyne 74752.3-47.7
Labor Geoffrey Bailey68247.7+47.7
Liberal hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1960s

1968 Western Australian state election: Murchison-Eyre
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Richard Burt unopposed
Liberal and Country hold Swing
1965 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 2,82463.5+8.3
Labor Tom Hartrey 1,62636.5-1.7
Total formal votes4,45097.2-1.8
Informal votes1282.8+1.8
Turnout 4,57886.7-3.3
Liberal and Country hold Swing +2.9
1962 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 2,73855.2
Labor William Matthews1,89238.2
Democratic Labor Kevin Bartle3296.6
Total formal votes4,95999.0
Informal votes521.0
Turnout 5,01190.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 60.9
Labor William Matthews39.1
Liberal and Country hold Swing

Elections in the 1950s

1959 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Everard O'Brien 1,63847.0-12.1
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 1,55544.6+3.7
Democratic Labor George Jensen2958.5+8.5
Total formal votes3,48898.7+1.5
Informal votes471.3-1.5
Turnout 3,53587.8+2.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal and Country Richard Burt 1,77851.0+10.1
Labor Everard O'Brien 1,71049.0-10.1
Liberal and Country gain from Labor Swing +10.1
1956 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Everard O'Brien 2,06459.1
Liberal and Country Carlyle Newman1,43040.9
Total formal votes3,49497.2
Informal votes1022.8
Turnout 3,59685.1
Labor hold Swing
1953 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Everard O'Brien 1,55959.2-0.8
Liberal and Country John Porteus56921.6+21.6
Liberal and Country John Thompson50519.2-20.8
Total formal votes2,63397.2-1.0
Informal votes772.8+1.0
Turnout 2,71089.6+10.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Everard O'Brien 61.1+1.1
Liberal and Country John Porteus38.9-1.1
Labor hold Swing +1.1
1952 Murchison state by-election
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor Everard O'Brien 1,44060.0N/A
Liberal and Country John Thompson95940.0+40.0
Total formal votes2,39998.2
Informal votes451.8
Turnout 2,44479.3
Labor hold Swing N/A
1950 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s

1947 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1943 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1930s

1939 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall 2,95981.9-18.1
Independent Labor John Montgomery65518.1+18.1
Total formal votes3,61497.3
Informal votes992.7
Turnout 3,71376.8
Labor hold Swing N/A
1936 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1933 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall 1,48386.9-13.1
Independent Labor Donald Dunjey22413.1+13.1
Total formal votes1,70796.1
Informal votes693.9
Turnout 1,77669.6
Labor hold Swing
1930 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1920s

1927 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1924 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1921 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor William Marshall 45555.2-8.7
Nationalist Joseph Bryant19824.0+24.0
Country James Chesson17120.7+20.7
Total formal votes82497.7-1.6
Informal votes192.3+1.6
Turnout 84373.0+14.7
Labor hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1910s

1917 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor John Holman 56263.9–36.1
National Labor William Spiers31836.1+36.1
Total formal votes88099.3n/a
Informal votes60.7n/a
Turnout 88658.3n/a
Labor hold Swing –36.1
1914 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor John Holman unopposed
Labor hold Swing
1911 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor John Holman unopposed
Labor hold Swing

Elections in the 1900s

1908 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Holman 94190.6-9.4
Ministerial Samuel Dyke989.4+9.4
Total formal votes1,03998.0
Informal votes212.0
Turnout 1,06050.1
Labour hold Swing N/A
1905 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Holman unopposed
Labour hold Swing N/A
1904 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour John Holman unopposed
Labour gain from Ministerial Swing N/A
1901 Western Australian state election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Opposition John Nanson 15350.2+50.2
Ministerial Samuel Mitchell 15249.8–50.2
Total formal votes30598.4n/a
Informal votes51.6n/a
Turnout 31068.1n/a
Opposition gain from Ministerial Swing +50.2

Elections in the 1890s

1897 Western Australian colonial election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Ministerial Samuel Mitchell unopposed
Ministerial hold Swing
1894 Western Australian colonial election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
None Everard Darlot unopposed
1890 Western Australian colonial election: Murchison
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
None Everard Darlot unopposed

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References

  1. Green, Antony. "Results of the 2005 WA Election" (PDF). ABC Election Archives.