NAT 23.5% vs ALP
Mia Davies, since 2013. Previously member of the Legislative Council for the Agricultural region 2009-2013.
Central Wheatbelt covers a large area to the east of Perth, covering Ballidu, Beacon, Beverley, Meckering, Merredin, Narembeen, Northam, Westonia, Wongan Hills, Wundowie, Wyalkatchem and York.
Central Wheatbelt shifted south, losing Dowerin, Goomalling and Wongan-Ballida council areas to Moore and gaining Cuballing, Kulin and Wickepin council areas from Roe. These changes increased the Nationals margin from 22.6% to 23.5%.
Central Wheatbelt was created for the 2008 election, after one-vote-one-value laws reduced the number of regional electorates. The seat was a merger of the previous seats of Avon and Merredin.
Merredin had been held by the Nationals since 1974, and Avon since 1986.
Max Trenorden had won the seat of Avon for the Nationals in 1986, succeeding Labor’s Ken McIvor. He held the seat until 2008, when he moved to the Legislative Council, representing the Agricultural region for one term until 2013.
The Nationals’ Hendy Cowan had represented Merredin since 1974 (the seat having a slightly different name in his first term), and retired in 2001. Cowan had served as leader of the Nationals from 1979 until 2001. He was succeeded at a by-election in 2001 by Brendon Grylls, who held the seat until its abolition in 2008. Grylls was elected leader of the Nationals in 2005.
Grylls won the new seat of Central Wheatbelt in 2008, and held it until 2013. He moved to the seat of Pilbara at the 2013 election. He stepped down as Nationals leader in late 2013 but returned to the job in 2016.
The Nationals’ Mia Davies won Central Wheatbelt in 2013. Davies had served one term representing the Agricultural region in the Legislative Council from 2009 until 2013. Davies became deputy leader of the Nationals in late 2013, and became the party’s leader after the 2017 election.
- Michelle Nelson (Labor)
- Rob Forster (Liberal)
- Estelle Gom (Waxit)
- Mia Davies (Nationals)
- Shaun Reid (One Nation)
- Brendon Cahill (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Stuart Singleton (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
- Annabelle Newbury (Greens)
- Dennis Pease (Australian Christians)
Central Wheatbelt is a very safe Nationals seat.
|Shaun Reid||One Nation||2,571||11.5||+11.5||11.5|
|Diff Reynders||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||1,158||5.2||+5.2||5.3|
|Dennis Pease||Australian Christians||448||2.0||+0.3||2.1|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four parts: north-east, north-west, south-east, south-west.
The Nationals won large majorities of the two-candidate-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 62.4% in the north-west to 82.1% in the south-east.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||ON prim %||NAT 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Central Wheatbelt at the 2017 WA state election
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