Mark Folkard, since 2017.
Northern Perth. The seat covers the suburbs of Burns Beach, Iluka, Kinross, Tamala Park, and Clarkson, as well as parts of Joondalup and Mindarie.
Burns Beach shifted north, gaining Quinns Rocks from Butler and losing Iluka and the remainder of the suburb of Joondalup to Joondalup. These changes increased the Labor margin from 2.5% to 4.3%.
Burns Beach was created in 2017 as the successor to Ocean Reef, which was created for the 2008 election – one of a number of new seats created in Perth due to one vote one value legislation.
The seat was created with a notional Labor majority, but thanks to a 6% swing it was won in 2008 by Liberal candidate Albert Jacob. Jacob was re-elected in 2013.
Labor’s Mark Folkard defeated Jacob in 2017.
- Mark Folkard (Labor)
- Louis Marchant (Greens)
- Trish Botha (Liberal)
- Peter Rosengrave (Waxit)
- Meredith Campbell (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Graeme Offereins (Australian Christians)
Burns Beach is a key marginal seat. If Labor lose here it would suggest they are struggling to hold on to power statewide.
|Rudolph Crous||Australian Christians||476||2.0||0.0||2.1|
|Carl Maddox||Matheson for WA||471||2.0||+2.0||1.7|
|Joy Drennan||Family First||504||2.1||+1.3||1.5|
|Sandy Culum-Buzak||Micro Business||266||1.1||+1.1||1.2|
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 the centre (56.5%) and the north (62.8%) while the Liberal Party won a narrow majority in the south.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Burns Beach at the 2017 WA state election