The seat has been held by the ALP for over 40 years, and has been held by Labor MP John Hyde since 2001.
Archive for February, 2013
The seat has been dominated for the last century by Labor MPs. In 2008, the Nationals ran in the seat and overtook the Liberal candidate.
Labor MP Tom Stephens is retiring in 2013. Nationals leader Brendon Grylls is moving from his safe Central Wheatbelt seat to run in Pilbara. Despite the Labor margin, the Nationals are expected to gain Pilbara.
In 2008, a redistribution saw the sitting member move to the new seat of Kalamunda, and Darling Range was won by Tony Simpson. Simpson’s former seat of Serpentine-Jarrahdale was also abolished.
The seat has been held by indigenous Labor MPs since 1980. Carol Martin has held the seat since 2001, and is retiring in 2013. Labor holds the seat by a 6.8% margin.
Most of the seat lies at the southern end of the City of Wanneroo.
The seat is held by Labor frontbencher Margaret Quirk. The seat’s margin peaked at over 22% in 2005, but fell to 11.5% in 2008.
The seat’s boundaries were radically redrawn recently, cutting the ALP’s margin to 6.7%.
The seat has been held by Eric Ripper since 1989. Ripper served as Leader of the Opposition in the early 1990s and again for part of the last term, and in between served as ALP Deputy Leader under Geoff Gallop and Alan Carpenter. He is retiring at the election.
Kalamunda is a Liberal seat in eastern Perth. The seat covers the Darling Range suburbs of Kalamunda, Gooseberry Hill, Lesmurdie, Walliston, Carmel, Darlington and Maddington between the Canning River and the Helena River.
The seat was restored at the 2008 election, after having been abolished in 1989. The current MP, John Day, who held the neighbouring seat of Darling Range from 1993 until 2008, when a large part of Darling Range was transferred into Kalamunda.
The seat is held by Liberal MP Liza Harvey by a 5.2% margin. Harvey won the seat after it was created at the 2008 redistribution.
Gosnells is a marginal Labor seat. The margin of 11.4% was cut to 5.5% in 2008, and then cut further to 4.8% in 2013.
Andrea Mitchell won the seat off the sitting Labor MP in 2008. The ALP won the seat for the first time in 2005, before quickly losing the seat at the next election.
Kingsley covers the suburbs of Woodvale, Kingsley, Greenwood and parts of Warwick.