Ken Wyatt, since 2010.
Hasluck covers eastern portions of the Perth metropolitan area, stretching from Caversham and Middle Swan in the north, through suburbs including Midland, Guildford, High Wycombe, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Forrestfield, Lesmurdie, Maddington and Gosnells, to Southern River at its southern end. It includes most of Gosnells LGA, the more populated parts of Kalamunda LGA, the southern corner of Swan LGA, and small portions of Mundaring LGA.
Hasluck was created for the 2001 election. It had a notional ALP margin of 2.6% and was won for Labor by Sharryn Jackson, with a small notional swing to the Liberals. At the next three elections, the sitting MP was defeated at every election.
A 3.6% swing to the Liberals in 2004 saw Jackson defeated by Stuart Henry. Jackson returned to contest the seat again in 2007 and regained the seat from Henry on a 3.1% swing.
In 2010, the Liberal candidate Ken Wyatt won the seat off Jackson with a 1.4% swing.
- Ken Wyatt (Liberal)
- Chris Munro (Sex Party)
- Daniel Stevens (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Adrian Evans (Labor)
- Robin Scott (Palmer United Party)
- Peter Langlands (Greens)
- Jason Whittaker (Australian Christians)
- Kyran Sharrin (Family First)
Hasluck is a very marginal seat, the most marginal seat in Western Australia. In current circumstances, however, the Liberal Party should strengthen their position.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas. Hasluck is a long and thin seat, running from north to south. Booths in Mundaring and Swan council areas are grouped as ‘north’. Booths in Kalamunda have been grouped as ‘central’, and booths in Gosnells have been grouped as ‘south’.
The Liberal Party only won a majority in one of these three areas, polling 55.8% in the centre. The ALP won a majority in the south and north, both between 53% and 54%.
The Greens vote varied from 14.8% in the north to 11.5% in the centre.
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