Don Randall, since 2001. Previously Member for Swan 1996-1998.
South of Perth. Canning covers urban fringe and rural areas to the south of Perth, including most of the Peel region. Canning covers the City of Armadale on the edge of Perth as well as the local government areas of Boddington, Murray, Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Waroona in the Peel region. Canning also covers most of the coastal City of Mandurah.
Canning was first created for the expansion of the House of Representatives in 1949. For the early part of its history it was contested between the Liberal Party and the Country Party, and since the 1980s the seat has become much more of a Labor-Liberal marginal seat, usually being held by the party winning government.
The seat was first won in 1949 by Leonard Hamilton of the Country Party, who had previously held Swan since 1946.
Hamilton retired in 1961 and the seat was won by Liberal Neil McNeill, who was defeated by the Country Party’s John Hallett in 1963. Hallett held the seat until 1974, when the Liberal Party’s Mel Bungey defeated him.
The ALP’s Wendy Fatin won the seat in 1983 at the same time as the election of the Hawke government. Fatin transferred to the new seat of Brand in 1984, and the ALP’s George Gear transferred into Canning from Tangney, which he had held after the 1983 election.
Gear was defeated in 1996 by Ricky Johnston (LIB), who had previously ran against Gear at every election since 1984. Johnston was defeated herself by Jane Gerick (ALP) in 1998.
Gerick was defeated narrowly by Don Randall (LIB) in 2001, and Randall has held the seat ever since, holding it by a 2.2% margin in 2010.
- Don Randall (Liberal)
- Damon Pages-Oliver (Greens)
- Derek Bruning (Australian Christians)
- Joanne Dean (Labor)
- James Forsyth (Nationals)
- Wendy Lamotte (Palmer United Party)
- Alice Harper (Family First)
- Lee Rumble (Rise Up Australia)
- Richard Eldridge (Katter’s Australian Party)
Canning is a very marginal seat, but as a Liberal seat in Western Australia it should be safe enough in 2013.
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2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into five areas, based on local government areas. A large majority of voters live in either the City of Mandurah at the eastern end of the electorate, or the City of Armadale, in the Perth outskirts at the northern end of the seat. Polling places in Serpentine-Jarrahdale and Murray council areas have also been grouped along council boundaries. A small number of booths in Boddington and Waroona council areas have been grouped as ‘South’.
The Liberal Party won a majority in four of the five areas, varying from 59.2% in the south to 54.5% in Mandurah. The ALP won a 54.2% majority in Armadale, the most populous part of the seat.
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