Chris Tallentire, since 2008.
Southern Perth. Gosnells includes most of the suburbs of Gosnells and Thornlie, south of the Canning River. The entire seat lies in Gosnells council area.
Gosnells’ boundary with Southern River was modified to follow suburb boundaries. Gosnells gained the remainder of Gosnells and Thornlie, and lost Huntingdale. The ALP’s margin was reduced from 5.5% to 4.8%.
Gosnells was created at the 2008 seat. The seat name was previously used from 1977 to 1989. The seat has always been won by Labor.
The seat was created with a notional 11.4% margin for the ALP, which was cut to 5.5% at the 2008 election, when the seat was won by Labor candidate Chris Tallentire.
- Debbie Butler (Independent)
- Chris Fernandez (Independent)
- David Goode (Liberal)
- Mark Staer (Australian Christians)
- Chris Tallentire (Labor)
- Luke Edmonds (Greens)
Gosnells is a marginal seat, although that came after a large swing in 2008. Tallentire should benefit from a personal vote that, along with a 4.8% margin, could protect him from a statewide Liberal swing.
2008 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into two halves, divided east and west.
The ALP polled a higher primary vote in both areas. The margin over the Liberal Party was wider in the east.
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