ALP 3.7% vs IND
Reece Whitby, since 2017.
Southern coastal fringe of Perth. The seat of Baldivis covers the suburbs of Baldivis, Wellard and parts of Waikiki, Warnbro, Cooloongup. A majority of the seat lies in the Rockingham council area, with another part in the Kwinana council area.
Baldivis expanded to the east, taking in a sparsely populated area east of the Kwinana Freeway, and losing the suburb of Bertram to Kwinana at the northern tip of the electorate. This reduced the Labor margin from 7.2% to 3.7%.
Baldivis was created as a new seat in 2017, mostly taking in areas previously contained in the neighbouring seat of Kwinana. Kwinana was created as a very safe Labor seat in 2008 following the redistribution caused by the introduction of one-vote-one-value reforms.
The Labor candidate, Roger Cook, was challenged in 2008 by local mayor Carol Adams, running as an independent. Despite the presumed margin, Adams came close to defeating Cook, polling 49.2% of the two-candidate vote. Adams again challenged Cook in 2013, but Cook won with a slightly larger margin, with 52.6% of the vote after preferences.
Baldivis was won in 2017 by Labor’s Reece Whitby, who defeated independent candidate Matt Whitfield.
- Andrea Tokaji (Independent)
- Brianna Eden McLernon (Waxit)
- Luke Derrick (Liberal)
- Chaz Rizzo (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Martin Suter (One Nation)
- David Marshall (Liberal Democrats)
- Jody Freeman (Greens)
- Reece Whitby (Labor)
Baldivis was closer than usual in 2017 because of the presence of the independent – the seat is safer in a Labor vs Liberal contest. The emergence of a strong independent might make this seat interesting again but it should otherwise stay with Labor.
|John Zurakowski||One Nation||1,854||7.4||+7.4||7.7|
|Yvette Holmes||Australian Christians||614||2.5||+0.3||2.5|
|Prabhpreet Makkar||Micro Business||249||1.0||+1.0||0.8|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four parts: central, north, south and west.
Labor won over 60% of the two-candidate-preferred vote in the north and west, while independent candidate Matt Whitfield won a narrower majority in the south and centre.
The Liberal Party came third, with a primary vote ranging from 11.6% in the west to 17.7% in the north.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||ALP 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Baldivis at the 2017 WA state election
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