Matthew Hughes, since 2017.
Eastern Perth. Kalamunda covers suburbs between Canning Mills and Parkerville, including Kalamunda, Gooseberry Hill, Lesmurdie, Mundaring, Pickering Brook, Walliston, Carmel and Darlington. Most of the seat is in Kalamunda local government area, on the Darling Range, along with parts in the Gosnells and Mundaring council areas.
Kalamunda expanded to the east, taking in the remainder of Mundaring and Pickering Brook from Darling Range. These changes slightly reduced the Labor margin from 2.5% to 2.4%.
Kalamunda was created as a new seat in 2008. A previous seat with the same name existed from 1974 to 1989. The seat and its neighbour, Darling Range, have occasionally replaced each other in redistributions and on a number of occasions have had members switch from one seat to the other. Both seats had been won at every election by the Liberal Party for over 50 years, until 2017.
Ian Thompson moved to Kalamunda in 1974 after Darling Range was abolished. He had been elected to Darling Range in 1971. Darling Range was restored in 1977, but Thompson held Kalamunda until it was abolished in 1989. He then moved to Darling Range and held it for one term, although he finished his term as an independent after resigning from the Liberal Party in 1990.
In 1993, Thompson was succeeded as Member for Darling Range by John Day. Day held Darling Range for fifteen years, being re-elected in 1996, 2001 and 2005.
In 2008, Kalamunda was restored as a seat name, taking over a large part of the former seat of Darling Range. Day moved to Kalamunda and was re-elected, and won the seat again in 2013.
A 12.7% swing swept out Day in 2017, electing Labor candidate Matthew Hughes.
- Carolyn Trigwell (Liberal Democrats)
- Matthew Hughes (Labor)
- Robert Ellis (Waxit)
- Michael Fane (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Lee-Anne Miles (Greens)
- Liam Staltari (Liberal)
- Stephen Phelan (Western Australia Party)
- Maureen Butters (One Nation)
- Brady Williams (Australian Christians)
Kalamunda is a traditional Liberal seat, but current polling suggests Labor is in a strong enough position to hold this seat.
|Ray Gould||One Nation||1,691||7.2||+7.2||7.3|
|Brady Williams||Australian Christians||653||2.8||+0.1||2.7|
|Murray Bowyer||Matheson for WA||305||1.3||+1.3||1.2|
|Evazelia Colyvas||Micro Business||234||1.0||+1.0||1.0|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
Labor won a large 59.3% majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the north, while the Liberal Party won smaller majorities in the south (51.2%) and centre (50.9%).
The Greens came third, with a vote ranging from 10.3% in the south to 16% in the north.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Kalamunda at the 2017 WA state election
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