David Honey, since 2018.
Inner north of Perth. The seat of Cottesloe covers the southern end of the western suburbs, including Cottesloe, Claremont, Mosman Park, North Fremantle, Mount Claremont and Bold Park.
Cottesloe gained City Beach from Churchlands. This increased the Liberal margin (based on 2017 votes) from 13.3% to 14.1%.
Cottesloe has existed since 1950, and has always been held by the Liberal Party.
The Liberal Party’s Ross Hutchinson won Cottesloe in 1950 after a successful football career. He held Cottesloe until his retirement in 1977, served as a minister from 1959 until 1971, and was Speaker from 1974 until 1977.
Bill Hassell, also of the Liberal Party, won the seat in 1977, and held it until 1990. Hassell was leader of the opposition from 1984 until 1986.
Liberal candidate Colin Barnett won Cottesloe in a 1990 by-election, and moved immediately to the frontbench. Barnett became deputy leader of the Liberal Party in 1992, and became a minister when the Liberal Party won government in 1993.
Barnett served as a minister for the entirety of the government, and Barnett took over the Liberal leadership shortly after the government lost power in 2001.
Barnett led the Liberal Party for the next term, and stepped down from the leadership after losing the 2005 election. Barnett announced a plan to retire from politics in late 2007, but suddenly became the party leader in August 2008 following the resignation of Troy Buswell. Barnett led the party into the September 2008 election, which was successful. Barnett became premier of a new Liberal-National government.
Barnett’s government won a second term at the 2013 election, but Barnett led the party to defeat in 2017.
Barnett retired from parliament in early 2018, and the subsequent by-election was won by Liberal candidate David Honey.
- Paul Batsioudis (Waxit)
- R Drayton (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Tony Parker (Independent)
- David Honey (Liberal)
- Gemma West (Labor)
- Theresa Moss (Greens)
Cottesloe is a typical safe Liberal seat.The Liberal Party will probably hold this seat but no Liberal seat is safe if there is a massive Labor landslide.
|Riaan Groenewald||Australian Christians||226||1.0||-0.3||0.9|
|Nicole Poppas||Micro Business||198||0.8||+0.8||0.8|
2017 two-party-preferred result
2018 by-election result
|Ron Norris||Western Australia Party||1,636||9.0||+9.0|
|Cam Tinley||Micro Business||605||3.3||+3.3|
2018 by-election two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
The Liberal Party won the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas in 2017, ranging from 55.6% in the south to 67.3% in the north.
The Liberal primary vote in 2018 ranged from 49.6% in the south to 60.9% in the centre.
2017 booth breakdown
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2018 by-election booth breakdown
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Election results in Cottesloe at the 2017 WA state election
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Election results at the 2018 Cottesloe by-election
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