Dave Kelly, since 2013.
Bassendean covers parts of Perth’s north-eastern suburbs, including Ashfield, Bassendean, Eden Hill, Kiara, Lockridge and Beechboro. The seat covers the entire Bassendean council area along with parts of the Bayswater and Swan council areas.
Bassendean lost its north-western edge to Morley and gained Bennett Springs from West Swan and part of Caversham from Midland. These changes slightly increased the Labor margin from 21.5% to 21.7%.
The seat of Bassendean has existed since 1996, and has always been held by Labor MPs.
Bassendean was first won in 1996 by Labor’s Clive Brown. Brown had first been elected to represent Morley in 1993, and moved to Bassendean when the former seat was abolished. Brown served on the Labor frontbench from 1994, and became a minister when Labor won power in 2001. He retired in 2005.
Martin Whitely won Bassendean in 2005. Whitely had won the traditional Liberal seat of Roleystone for Labor in 2001, but moved when his former seat was abolished in 2005. He was re-elected in 2008, and served as a parliamentary secretary in the Labor government from 2006 to 2008.
Labor’s Dave Kelly replaced Whitely in Bassendean in 2013, and Kelly moved straight onto the Labor frontbench. Kelly was re-elected in 2017 and has served as a minister since the formation of the current Labor government.
- Leni Erceg (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Felicia Adeniyi (Liberal)
- Peter Martin (Waxit)
- Lesley Pallister (One Nation)
- Charles Pratt (Greens)
- Dave Kelly (Labor)
- Dean Powell (Australian Christians)
Bassendean is a safe Labor seat.
|Paul Mewhor||Australian Christians||735||3.3||-0.2||3.2|
|Graeme Martin||Micro Business||680||3.0||+3.0||2.7|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 68% in the south to 74.9% in the north.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 7.1% in the north to 16.9% in the south.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Bassendean at the 2017 WA state election
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