Hasluck – Election 2010

ALP 0.9%

Incumbent MP
Sharryn Jackson (ALP) since 2007, having also previously represented the seat 2001-2004.

Geography
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.

Redistribution
Loses a small semi-rural strip of land north of Middle Swan Road at the northern end of the electorate to Pearce. Gains areas around Southern River and Huntingdale from Canning. The ALP margin is reduced slightly from 1.3% to 1.0%.

History
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. 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.

Candidates

  • Glenice Smith (Greens)
  • Andrew Middleton (Climate Sceptics)
  • Linda Brewer (Christian Democratic Party)
  • Jim McCourt (Family First)
  • Ken Wyatt (Liberal)
  • Sharryn Jackson (Labor)
  • Dot Henry (Independent)

Political Situation
The ALP is in a very low position in Western Australia, so it seems unlikely that the ALP could gain ground in Hasluck. The seat has a short history but has seen the incumbent MP lose every time.

2007 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Stuart HenryLIB31,54142.94-2.43
Sharryn JacksonALP30,47141.48+3.19
Jane BremmerGRN6,2588.52+1.66
Rob MerrellsCDP2,2293.03-0.07
Bill GauggON1,1211.53-1.84
Stephen BoltFF8631.17+1.17
Neil VincentCEC6870.94-0.34
Siou Hong ChiaLDP2920.40+0.40

2007 two-candidate-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Sharryn JacksonALP37,65851.26+3.08
Stuart HenryLIB35,80548.74-3.08

Results do not take into consideration effects of the redistribution.

Booth breakdown
It’s possible to divide the geography of Hasluck into three main areas according to local government areas. I have grouped booths into “south”, “central” and “north” as follows:

  • South – Gosnells LGA, including suburbs of Thornlie, Gosnells, Huntingdon and Maddington.
  • Central – Kalamunda LGA, including suburbs of Forrestfield, Kalamunda, High Wycombe and Helena Valley.
  • North – Swan and Mundaring LGAs, including suburbs of Guildford, Caversham, Midland, Hazelmere, Bellevue, Koongamia and Middle Swan.

The population in the north of the seat is quite small while most of the population lives in the other two areas, with the South making up almost half the votes at the last election. Labor won a majority in the north and south while the Liberals won a majority in the central part of the seat.

Polling booths in Hasluck. South in green, Central in yellow, North in blue.
Voter groupGRN %ALP 2CP %Total votes% of ordinary votes
South6.9154.9031,62447.33
Central8.6345.0026,62739.85
North10.4957.528,56412.82
Other votes9.6550.0313,437
Polling booths in Hasluck

8 COMMENTS

  1. Why does it say:
    “Political Situation
    The ALP is in a very low position in Western Australia, so it seems unlikely that the Liberals could gain ground in Hasluck.”
    Shouldn’t it say “it seems likely that the Liberals will gain ground in Hasluck”?

  2. What asume Ben was trying to say was
    “The ALP is in a very low position in Western Australia, so it seems unlikely that the Liberals could gain ground in Hasluck. The seat has a short history but has seen the incumbent MP lose every time.”
    Given that 07′ was surely the high water mark for the Libs in WA it is difficult to see them gaining more. A good result for the coalition would be to hold the 11 seats. Gains will have to be made in Queensland and NSW to win or go close

  3. I wouldn’t say surely. The mining tax is a big query. Indeed, if the original tax went ahead Labor could have lost all but one or two seats.

  4. This Wyatt fellow has skin lighter than my own – I was born in Sussex – And he claims to be Aboriginal?
    Last I read he did have some Aboriginal ancestry, and some English and Indian mixed in there too.
    But he is not full blood Aboriginal and is as much English and/or Indian on that basis.
    Really why claim to be something when you are not?
    If his parents and grandparents were all aboriginal then fine he is fully aboriginal too, but a 3rd, or 8th, 1/4 or even a half does not make a whole does it?
    Of course, claiming to be Aboriginal can open up a lot of doors and opportunites doesn’t it?
    It’s good to milk PC, equal opportunity and and affirmative action isn’t it?

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