Tony O’Gorman, since 2001.
Northern Perth. Joondalup lies in the northeastern corner of the Joondalup council area, covering the suburbs of Beldon, Connolly, Craigie, Edgewater, Heathridge, Joondalup and parts of Currambine.
Joondalup gained parts of Currambine from Ocean Reef, which cut the ALP’s margin from 3.5% to 3.3%.
Joondalup was first created in 1983. It was abolished in 1989 and restored in 1996. Until the 2008 election, the seat had always been won by the party winning the election statewide.
Jackie Watkins held the seat throughout the 1980s for the ALP. In 1989 she moved to the new seat of Wanneroo, and lost in 1993.
The Liberal Party’s Chris Baker won the restored seat of Joondalup in 1996. After one term, he lost in 2001 to Tony O’Gorman.
O’Gorman has been re-elected twice, in 2005 and 2008. In 2008 he held the seat by a relatively marginal 4.3%, but suffered a minimal 0.8% swing while other Labor seats fell with bigger swings.
- Jan Norberger (Liberal)
- Geoff McDavitt (Australian Christians)
- Tony O’Gorman (Labor)
- Brittany Young (Greens)
Joondalup is a very marginal Labor seat. O’Gorman managed to avoid a significant swing in 2008. This could mean that his personal vote will protect him in 2013, or that he is due for a bigger swing.
2008 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into two halves, divided into north and south.
The ALP won the south (44-35%) and the Liberal Party won the north (44-40%).
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