Kingsley – WA 2013

LIB 4.6%

Incumbent MP
Andrea Mitchell, since 2008.

 

Map of Kingsley’s 2008 and 2013 boundaries. 2008 boundaries appear as red line, 2013 boundaries appear as white area. Click to enlarge.

Geography
Northern Perth. Kingsley mostly lies in the southeastern corner of Joondalup council area, along with small parts of Wanneroo council area. The seat covers the suburbs of Woodvale, Kingsley, Greenwood and parts of Warwick.

Redistribution
Gains part of Warwick from Girrawheen, slightly increasing the Liberal margin.

History
Kingsley has existed as a seat since 1989, and has been held by the Liberal Party at all but one election.

Cheryl Edwardes won the seat in 1989. She served as a minister in the Court government in the 1990s, and retired in 2005. The ALP’s Judy Hughes won Kingsley in 2005 by less than 400 votes – the only Labor candidate to win a Liberal seat in 2005.

The Labor Party’s slim margin was almost entirely wiped out by the 2008 redistribution, and Hughes lost to Liberal candidate Andrea Mitchell with a 4.6% swing.

Candidates

Assessment
Kingsley has never been a very safe seat, but has been dominated by the Liberal Party and should stay in Liberal hands in 2013.

2008 result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Andrea Mitchell LIB 9,710 47.7 +10.1
Judy Hughes ALP 7,230 35.5 -1.2
Diana MacTiernan GRN 2,289 11.3 +5.3
Bronwyn Phipson CDP 571 2.8 -0.2
Frank Hultgren FF 545 2.7 +0.3

2008 two-candidate-preferred result

Candidate Party Votes % Swing
Andrea Mitchell LIB 11,085 54.5 +4.6
Judy Hughes ALP 9,252 45.5 -4.6

 

Polling booths in Kingsley at the 2008 WA state election. North in orange, Central in blue, South in green.

Booth breakdown
Booths have been divided into three areas: north, central and south.

The Liberal Party topped the poll in all three areas, varying from 50.7% in the north to 44.3% in the south.

Voter group LIB % ALP % GRN % Total votes % of ordinary votes
Central 49.70 34.80 10.73 6,923 39.52
South 44.26 36.23 13.01 5,902 33.69
North 50.74 33.84 10.59 4,693 26.79
Other votes 47.16 37.39 10.74 3,715

Liberal primary votes in Kingsley at the 2008 WA state election.

Labor primary votes in Kingsley at the 2008 WA state election.

Greens primary votes in Kingsley at the 2008 WA state election.