David Michael, since 2017.
Northern Perth. Balcatta covers central parts of the City of Stirling, including the suburbs of Balcatta, Joondanna, Osborne Park, Stirling, Tuart Hill and Hamersley.
Balcatta lost Hamersley to Kingsley and gained Westminster from Mirrabooka. These changes increased the Labor margin from 5.8% to 7.9%.
The current seat of Balcatta was created in 2005, but previously existed for three periods between 1904 and 1996. Its most famous member was Brian Burke.
When Balcatta was created in 2005, it partly replaced the abolished seat of Nollamara. Nollamara had been held by the ALP’s John Kobelke since 1989.
Kobelke served as a parliamentary secretary in the Lawrence government and served on the frontbench when the ALP was in opposition in the 1990s. He served as a minister from 2001 to 2005.
Kobelke’s 9.2% margin was slashed to 2.3% in 2008, with the ALP suffering a swing of almost 10% on primary votes.
John Kobelke retired in 2013, and the Liberal Party’s Chris Hatton won the seat thanks to a swing of almost 10%.
Hatton only served one term, losing in 2017 to Labor’s David Michael off a swing of almost 13%.
- Damian Coletta (Liberal Democrats)
- Wayne Evans (Liberal)
- Domenic Staltari (Waxit)
- Benedict Guinery (Greens)
- David Michael (Labor)
- Daniel Robert Thornton (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Rose Anderson (Australian Christians)
Balcatta has a history of being marginal and changing hands, but quite a few other Labor seats are more likely to flip in 2021 than this seat.
|Keith McEncroe||Australian Christians||749||3.2||+1.6||3.2|
|Mile Nasteski||Micro Business||544||2.3||+2.3||2.3|
|Richard Tait||Liberal Democrats||252||1.1||+1.1||0.9|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: north-east, north-west and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 52.5% in the north-west to 61.4% in the north-east.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 6.8% in the north-west to 13.7% in the south.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Balcatta at the 2017 WA state election
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