Mick Murray (ALP), since 2008. Previously Member for Collie 2001-2005, Collie-Wellington 2005-2008.
South West. Collie-Preston lies to the south of Perth, covering the Capel, Collie, Dardanup and Donnybrook-Balingup local government areas. The coal-mining town of Collie is the largest population centre in the electorate.
Collie-Preston shifted north, gaining a small area from Murray-Wellington, losing Balingup to Warren-Blackwood and losing small areas to Vasse and Bunbury. These changes reduced the Labor margin from 14.7% to 13.6%.
The seat of Collie-Preston is the successor to the seat of Collie, which existed under that name from 1904 until the name was changed to Collie-Wellington in 2005 and then Collie-Preston in 2008.
The seat was held by Labor continuously for eighty-one years from 1908 until 1989.
In 1989, the seat was by the National Party’s Hilda Turnbull. Turnbull defeated Labor candidate Mick Murray in 1993 and 1996. In 2001, Murray defeated Turnbull by 34 votes.
In 2005, Murray was re-elected to the renamed seat, and a combination of a friendly redistribution and a 6.7% swing saw him hold the seat with a 9.3% margin.
Most of Murray’s margin was wiped out in the 2008 redistribution, but Murray held on with a small positive swing, leaving him with a 1% margin. He was re-elected by only 56 votes in 2013, but won more comfortably in 2017.
- Christine Merrifield (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Gordon Scantlebury (Greens)
- Jodie Hanns (Labor)
- Jane Goff (Liberal)
- Graham Butler (Sustainable Australia)
- Russell J Sheridan (Independent)
- Jackie Tomic (Waxit)
- Wayne Sanford (Nationals)
- Emily Wilkinson (Independent)
- Michael Williams (One Nation)
- Clinton Thomas (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
If Labor is competitive statewide, they should win here.
|David Miller||One Nation||2,069||8.4||+8.4||8.6|
|Clinton Thomas||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||975||3.9||+3.9||3.9|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided between the four local government areas which cover most of the electorate.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas. Labor polled under 60% in Dardanup, Capel and Donnybrook-Balingup but won a massive 86.9% majority in Collie.
The Nationals came third, with a primary vote ranging from 6.6% in Collie to 16.3% in Donnybrook-Balingup.
|Voter group||NAT prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Collie-Preston at the 2017 WA state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Nationals primary votes.