Josie Farrer, since 2013.
Far north Western Australia. Kimberley covers the Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Halls Creek and Wyndham-East Kimberley council areas. The seat includes the northern centres of Broome and Derby.
Kimberley took in the far east of Pilbara, an area with very few people. This change had no impact on the margin.
Kimberley has existed as a seat since 1904. The seat has been dominated by the ALP for most of the twentieth century, but Kimberley has never been a very safe seat.
The ALP won the seat off the Country Party in 1924. Two successive Labor MPs held the seat for the next 44 years. In 1968, the Liberal Party’s Alan Ridge won the seat.
In 1980, the Labor Party’s Ernie Bridge was elected. Bridge became the first Aboriginal cabinet minister in Australia in 1986, and served in the ministry until Labor lost power in 1993.
In 1996, Bridge resigned from the ALP, and ran for re-election as an independent. The ALP chose to not run a candidate against him and he won one more term before retiring in 2001.
The ALP’s Carol Martin won the seat back for Labor in 2001. She was re-elected in 2005 and 2008.
Martin retired in 2013 and she was succeeded by Labor candidate Josie Farrer. Farrer won a second term in 2017.
- Geoff Haerewa (Liberal)
- Kai Jones (Independent)
- Roger Modolo (One Nation)
- A Herman (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Millie Hills (Nationals)
- Divina D’Anna (Labor)
- Karl Fehlauer (Western Australia Party)
- Naomi Pigram (Greens)
The Labor margin in Kimberley is likely inflated by the 2017 landslide but it’s hard to see Labor losing here.
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2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts. Polling places in the town of Broome have been grouped, with the remaining booths split between north and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 57.6% in the north to 72.7% in the south.
The Nationals came third, with a primary vote ranging from 10.5% in the south to 20.6% in the north.
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Election results in Kimberley at the 2017 WA state election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Nationals primary votes.