Katrina Stratton

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Katrina Stratton

MLA
Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
for Nedlands
Assumed office
13 March 2021
Preceded by Bill Marmion
Personal details
Born (1973-01-06) 6 January 1973 (age 48)
Subiaco, Western Australia
Political party Labor

Katrina Stratton (born 6 January 1973) [1] is a member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Nedlands for the Australian Labor Party. She won her seat at the 2021 Western Australian state election. [2]

Stratton has a doctorate in social work and lectured at Curtin University. [3] She was also a board member at Tuart Place, a resource service for adults who were in out-of-home care during their childhood. [4] [5]

The seat had been held by the Liberals or their predecessors since its creation in 1930, most notably by former premiers Charles and Richard Court. The incumbent member, former minister and former deputy opposition leader Bill Marmion, sat on a margin of eight percent after a redistribution before the writs were issued. However, Stratton narrowly led Marmion on the first count after Marmion lost over 16 percent of his primary vote from 2017. [2] She ultimately won the seat with 52.8% of the two-party preferred vote, a swing of 10.8%, after preferences were distributed. [6] Her victory was part of a large swing toward Labor in west Perth, an area long considered Liberal heartland. [7]

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References

  1. "Dr Katrina Stratton MLA". Parliament of Western Australia.
  2. 1 2 "Nedlands - Western Australia Election 2021 Electorate, Candidates, Results | WA Votes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  3. "Dr Katrina Stratton". Research at Curtin. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  4. "Tuart Place" . Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  5. "Katrina Stratton | SIMNA" . Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  6. 2021 State General Election – Nedlands District Results, WAEC
  7. Michael Ramsey (18 March 2021). "Labor pulls ahead in blue-ribbon WA seats". Seven News . Australian Associated Press.
Western Australian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Bill Marmion
Member for Nedlands
2021–present
Incumbent