Paul Papalia, since 2008. Previously Member for Peel 2007-2008.
Southern fringe of Perth metropolitan region. Warnbro covers coastal suburbs between Rockingham and Kwinana.
Warnbro lost one suburb to Kwinana, which increased the ALP’s margin from 9.7% to 10.1%.
Warnbro was newly created at the 2008 redistribution, but was a smaller version of the former seat of Peel. Peel was held by Labor continuously from its creation in 1989 until its abolition.
Norm Malborough had been first elected in Cockburn in 1986, and moved to Peel in 1989. He held the seat until his resignation under a cloud of scandal in 2006.
In early 2007, the by-election was won by Labor candidate Paul Papalia.
Papalia won the new seat of Warnbro in 2008.
Warnbro is a safe Labor seat.
2008 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into two halves: North and South.
The ALP won in both areas, but won by a larger margin in the north.
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