Zak Kirkup, since 2017.
Southern fringe of Perth. Dawesville covers southern parts of the Mandurah council area, including Dudley Park, Halls Head, Falcon, Wannanup, Dawesville, Bouvard, Clifton and Herron.
Dawesville underwent minor changes at both ends, losing a small patch of territory to Maroondah at the northern end, and losing the southern end of the electorate to Murray-Wellington. These changes slightly increased the Liberal margin from 0.7% to 0.9%.
The seat of Dawesville has existed since 1996, and has always been held by the Liberal Party.
Liberal MP Arthur Marshall moved to Dawesville in 1996. Marshall had won the seat of Murray in 1993, but moved to Dawesville when Murray shifted south and changed its name to Murray-Wellington. Marshall held Dawesville at the 1996 and 2001 elections, before retiring in 2005.
Kim Hames won Dawesville in 2005. Hames had previously represented the northern suburbs of Perth from 1993 until 2001, serving as a minister from 1997 until 2001. Hames had lost his seat in 2001, and resurrected his political career by moving to Dawesville in 2005.
Hames went straight back onto the frontbench after his election in 2005. He became deputy leader of the Liberal Party, and became deputy premier and a minister when the Liberal Party formed government in 2008.
Hames stepped down as deputy premier in early 2016, and left the ministry in the next reshuffle in March 2016. He retired at the 2017 election.
New Liberal candidate Zak Kirkup narrowly won the seat after a 12% swing almost wiped out his margin. Kirkup was elected Liberal leader in November 2020.
- Stewart Godden (Greens)
- Lisa Munday (Labor)
- Karen Oborn (Sustainable Australia)
- Elijah Stonehouse (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Peter Stacey (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
- Mark Charles (Independent)
- Melissa Oancea (Waxit)
- Kerry Gilmour (One Nation)
- Zak Kirkup (Liberal)
- Bradley Chalke (Liberal Democrats)
- Patricia Leake (Nationals)
Dawesville is a very marginal seat. You’d expect Kirkup to have built up a personal vote, particularly now that he is the party leader, but current polls suggest the swing against the Liberal Party would be too much for him to withstand. It seems likely Kirkup will lose here.
|Lawrence Shave||One Nation||2,311||9.3||+9.3||9.3|
|Russell McCarthy||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||641||2.6||+2.6||2.6|
|Alan Svilicic||Micro Business||169||0.7||+0.7||0.7|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, east and south.
The Liberal Party barely won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the centre and won 51.4% in the south, while Labor won 53.4% in the east.
Independent candidate Dave Schumacher came third, with a vote ranging from 9.9% in the south to 12.3% in the centre.
|Voter group||IND prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Dawesville at the 2017 WA state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and primary votes for independent candidate Dave Schumacher.