Peter Watson, since 2001.
The seat of Albany covers the same area as the City of Albany. Most of the population is in the Albany urban area.
Albany’s boundaries were reverted to their 2013 boundaries, undoing the change in 2017 which added Jerramungup Shire. This change increased the Labor margin from 5.1% to 5.9%.
Albany has existed as an electoral district continuously since 1890.
The seat was held by the ALP from 1924 until 1936, then by the Country Party from 1936 until 1956. The ALP’s Jack Hall and Wyndham Cook held the seat from 1956 until 1974 in succession.
Leo Watt won the seat for the Liberal Party in 1974. He held the seat for two decades, retiring in 1993.
The Liberal Party’s Kevin Prince saw off a fierce challenge from the National Party in 1993, and was re-elected in 1996.
In 2001, Prince was defeated by the ALP’s Peter Watson. Watson has been re-elected four times.
Sitting Labor MP Peter Watson is not running for re-election.
- Sandra Madeo (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Mal Dodson (Liberal Democrats)
- Emil Bacanaru (Waxit)
- Barry Purcell (Sustainable Australia)
- Karrie Louden (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
- Scott Leary (Liberal)
- Caroline Cull (Independent)
- Michelle Kinsella (One Nation)
- Nelson Gilmour (Greens)
- Rebecca Stephens (Labor)
- Ian ‘t Hart (Australian Christians)
- Delma Baesjou (Nationals)
Albany has been held by Labor for the last two decades, but has usually been a very close seat. It is the dictionary definition of a key marginal. Albany is Labor’s 30th most safe seat, which means a uniform swing sufficient to tip Labor out in Albany would leave them in minority. Peter Watson is retiring, which will make things harder for Labor.
|Anthony Griffiths||One Nation||1,624||6.9||+6.9||6.8|
|Ian ‘t Hart||Australian Christians||1,167||4.9||+1.1||5.0|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four parts: Albany, King River, west and east.
Labor won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote in three out of four areas, winning over 58% in the Albany urban area. The Nationals won 65.4% in the sparsely-populated east of the seat.
The Liberal Party came third, with a primary vote ranging from 14.6% in the east to 19.7% in King River.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||ALP 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Albany at the 2017 WA state election
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