Celia Hammond, since 2019.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
Western Perth. Curtin covers those suburbs between the northern shore of the Swan River and the Indian Ocean, stretching east to Subiaco and Leederville. Curtin stretches as far north as Doubleview and Joondanna. Key suburbs include Churchlands, Leederville, Wembley, Jolimont, Subiaco, Kings Park, Nedlands, Claremont, Swanbourne, Mount Claremont, Karrakatta, Floreat, Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park.
Curtin was created as part of the expansion of the House of Representatives at the 1949 election. It has been won by the Liberal Party at all but one election, having been won by an independent former Liberal MP in 1996.
It was first won in 1949 by Paul Hasluck. He was appointed as Minister for Territories in 1951, and served in ministerial roles for the next eighteen years, eventually becoming Minister for External Affairs. In 1969 he left Parliament when appointed as Governor-General, a role he served in until 1974.
The 1969 Curtin by-election was won by Victor Garland. He joined the ministry under Billy McMahon in 1971, serving until the 1972 election. He then served as a minister in the Fraser government from 1975 to 1976 and again from 1977 until the 1980 election. In 1981 he resigned from Parliament to serve as Australia’s High Commissioner in London.
The 1981 Curtin by-election was won by Liberal candidate Allan Rocher. Rocher had been a Senator since 1977, resigning to run for the by-election. Rocher briefly served as a shadow minister in the early 1990s, but in 1996 was defeated for preselection by Ken Court, son of former Premier Charles Court, and brother of the then-Premier Richard Court. The Court government won re-election shortly before the 1996 federal election, but was engulfed in scandals involving his brother, and Rocher, running as an independent, managed to defeat Court in Curtin, winning re-election as an independent.
Rocher lost Curtin in 1998 to Liberal candidate Julie Bishop. Bishop was appointed Minister for Ageing in the Howard government in 2003, and in 2006 was promoted to cabinet as Minister for Education.
After the defeat of the Howard government in 2007, Bishop was elected as Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. Bishop served as deputy leader for the next eleven years, including as Foreign Minister from 2013. She stepped down as deputy leader and from the ministry when Malcolm Turnbull was removed as prime minister in 2018, and retired in 2019.
Liberal candidate Celia Hammond won Curtin in 2019.
- Ladeisha Verhoeff (United Australia)
- Bill Burn (Western Australia Party)
- Judith Cullity (Federation)
- Celia Hammond (Liberal)
- Dale Grillo (One Nation)
- Kate Chaney (Independent)
- Yannick Spencer (Labor)
- Cameron Pidgeon (Greens)
|Andrew Mangano||Western Australia Party||1,343||1.5||+1.5||1.6|
|Bill Edgar||One Nation||1,054||1.2||+1.2||1.4|
|Joan Anne Lever||United Australia Party||1,114||1.3||+1.3||1.3|
|Deonne Kingsford||Australian Christians||854||1.0||+1.0||1.0|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: north, south, north central and south central.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 58.1% in the north to 70.2% in the south.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranged from 14.2% in the south to 18.5% in south central.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|