Sharryn Jackson (ALP) since 2007, having also previously represented the seat 2001-2004.
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.
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%.
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.
- 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)
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.
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2007 two-candidate-preferred result
Results do not take into consideration effects of the redistribution.
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.
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