Ian Blayney (Nationals), since 2008.
The district of Geraldton covers the town of Geraldton and a small amount of rural areas around the town. The boundaries match the boundaries of the former City of Geraldton-Greenough which existed briefly from 2007 to 2011.
Geraldton has existed since 1890. The district was dominated by the Labor Party from 1917 to 1991. Since the 1991 by-election, the Liberal Party has won the seat at all but two elections.
Jeff Carr held the seat for Labor from 1974 until 1991. In 1991 he was dumped from the ministry, and resigned. The ensuing by-election was won by the Liberal Party’s Bob Bloffwitch.
Bloffwitch was re-elected in 1993 and 1996, and lost in a big swing to Labor candidate Shane Hill in 2001.
The 2008 redistribution expanded Geraldton to take in surrounding areas, and made the seat a notional Liberal seat. Hill was defeated by Liberal candidate Ian Blayney, and Blayney was re-elected in 2013.
Blayney resigned from the Liberal Party in mid-2019 and joined the Nationals soon after.
- Bey Bey Kung (Waxit)
- Andrew Genovese (Liberal Democrats)
- Rob Dines (Liberal)
- Chris Mellon (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
- Bruce Davies (One Nation)
- Lara Dalton (Labor)
- Mark James Long (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Ian Blayney (Nationals)
- Matt Roberts (Greens)
The defection of the sitting MP to the Nationals makes this race even more unpredictable than it would normally be. The Nationals fell 10% short of coming in the top two in 2017, so the incumbent running will likely be enough for the Nationals to make the top two, but it’s not guaranteed.
There is also a real chance Labor could sweep in here if the statewide polls are accurate and Labor wins in an even bigger landslide than in 2017.
|Wayne Martin||One Nation||1,979||9.4||+9.4|
|David Caudwell||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||791||3.8||+3.8|
|Greg Hall||Australian Christians||413||2.0||-0.5|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, east and north.
The Liberal Party won a majority in the north (50.1%) and the east (61.7%), while Labor won 54.5% in the centre.
The Nationals came third, with a primary vote ranging from 15.2% in the centre to 23.9% in the east.
|Voter group||NAT prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Geraldton at the 2017 WA state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Nationals primary votes.