Kwinana – WA 2021

ALP 21.0%

Incumbent MP
Roger Cook, since 2008.

Geography
Southern fringe of Perth. This seat covers northern parts of Kwinana local government area, including the suburbs of Medina, Calista, Leda, Parmelia and Orelia.

The seat also includes southern parts of Canning council area, including Aubin Grove, Hammond Park and Henderson.

Redistribution
Kwinana lost Atwell to Cockburn and gained Bertram from Baldivis and a small area from Darling Range. These changes increased the Labor margin from 18.1% to 21%.

History
Kwinana was created as a very safe Labor seat in 2008 following the redistribution caused by the introduction of one-vote-one-value reforms.

The Labor candidate, Roger Cook, was challenged by local mayor Carol Adams, running as an independent. Despite the presumed margin, Adams came close to defeating Cook, polling 49.2% of the two-candidate vote. Adams again challenged Cook in 2013, but Cook won with a slightly larger margin, with 52.6% of the vote after preferences.

Candidates

  • Steven Summerell (One Nation)
  • Christopher Burnet (Waxit)
  • Bianca Talbot (Liberal)
  • Venkat Devarapalli (Western Australia Party)
  • Lauren Rickert (Greens)
  • Chris Vellnagel (Liberal Democrats)
  • Roger Cook (Labor)
  • Connie Portelli (No Mandatory Vaccination)

Assessment
Kwinana is a safe Labor seat.

2017 result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Roger Cook Labor 11,59255.4+14.458.0
Bianca Talbot Liberal 4,82423.0-13.119.5
Tim TaylorOne Nation1,9689.4+9.49.3
Jody Freeman Greens 1,7428.3+1.68.1
Eleanor MorelAustralian Christians5162.5+1.62.5
Joshua HydeMicro Business2981.4+1.41.6
0.9
Informal 1,0784.9

2017 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Roger Cook Labor 14,25168.1+13.771.0
Bianca Talbot Liberal 6,68331.9-13.729.0

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into three parts: west, north-east and south-east.

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the north-east and south-east, ranging from 52% to almost 56%, while the Liberal Party won 52.6% in the west.

Voter groupALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
South-West80.35,14625.0
North57.43,90118.9
South-East73.63,76218.3
Pre-poll74.13,18515.5
Other votes70.74,59422.3

Two-party-preferred votes in Kwinana at the 2017 WA state election

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