WA 2013 – results maps from the key seats

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The WA Electoral Commission in the last few days has posted two-candidate-preferred figures per booth from the March state election.

This has allowed me to produce the long-promised booth maps for a handful of they key seats that were the last to be decided.

I have produced booth maps for the Belmont, Collie-Preston, Eyre and Midland. Three of these four seats were extremely close races between Labor and Liberal. Eyre was a tight race between the Liberal Party and the Nationals. The margins of victory in these seats were no more than 400 votes, and in two cases the margin was less than 100 votes.

In Belmont, where the Liberal Party won by 330 votes, the Liberal Party won five smaller booths along the western edge of the seat. The ALP won four larger booths further to the east.

Two-party-preferred votes in Belmont at the 2013 WA state election.
Two-party-preferred votes in Belmont at the 2013 WA state election.

In Collie-Preston, the ALP won by 46 votes. Collie-Preston covers the entirety of three local government areas. The Liberal Party won every booth in Capel and Dardanup council areas. The ALP compensated for these losses with massive landslide victories in the six booths in Collie. The ALP’s margins vary from 71% to 83%.

Two-party-preferred votes in Collie-Preston at the 2013 WA state election.
Two-party-preferred votes in Collie-Preston at the 2013 WA state election.

In Eyre, Liberal MP Graham Jacobs held off the Nationals by 125 votes. The Liberals won booths in the north near Kalgoorlie, while the Nationals won the booths closest to Esperance.

Two-candidate-preferred votes in Eyre at the 2013 WA state election.
Two-candidate-preferred votes in Eyre at the 2013 WA state election.

In Midland, Labor won by 24 votes. Labor won the larger booths in the centre of the seat, with booths on the fringe won by the Liberal candidate.

Two-party-preferred votes in Midland at the 2013 WA state election.
Two-party-preferred votes in Midland at the 2013 WA state election.
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  1. There were 16 booths where Labor got above 70% 2pp. (Excluding Kwinana, as there wasn’t an ALP vs Lib count there.)

    Collie-Preston: Allanson 71.43%, Collie SHS 74.15%, Fairview 75.93%, Margaretta Wilson 79.61%, North Collie 75.63%, Wilson Park 83.33%.

    Girrawheen: Hudson Park 70.76%, Roseworth 70.90%.

    Rockingham: Bungaree 71.41%, Coolongup 72.45%, East Waikiki 70.70%, Hillman 72.67%.

    Willagee: Coolbellup 71.50%, East Hamilton Hill 70.25%, Hilton 74.31% (Greens 2nd), Southwell 72.02%.

    Hilton was fifth in the state; all other booths in the top six were in Collie. Pretty impressive for a seat they only just won.

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