Morley – WA 2021

ALP 12.5%

Incumbent MP
Amber-Jade Sanderson, since 2017.

Geography
North-eastern Perth. Morley is split evenly between parts of Bayswater and Stirling local government areas. The seat covers the suburbs of Nollamara, Noranda, Dianella and Morley.

Redistribution
Morley expanded on its eastern boundary, taking in the area between the Tonkin Highway and Beechboro Road from Bassendean. This change increased the Labor margin from 11.4% to 12.5%.

History
The seat of Morley in its current form was created at the 2008 election. A previous seat using the name Morley existed from 1974 until 1996, although the seat was renamed as Morley-Swan from 1983 to 1989.

The previous seat was won by the ALP at every election from 1974 to 1993. Clive Brown won the seat in 1993, and moved to the new seat of Bassendean in 1996.

Morley was recreated in the 2008 redistribution, with the majority of the seat coming from the abolished seat of Ballajura.

John D’Orazio had held Ballajura since 2001 for the ALP. He served briefly as a minister from 2005 to 2006. He was forced to resign due to driving offences, and he became an independent.

D’Orazio was restored to the ALP in 2008, but resigned after losing preselection in Morley.

D’Orazio ran as an independent against the ALP’s Reece Whitby and the Liberal Party’s Ian Britza.

Whitby polled the highest primary vote, but D’Orazio directed preferences to Britza, giving the seat to the Liberal Party. Britza was re-elected in 2013.

Britza was defeated in 2017 by Labor’s Amber-Jade Sanderson.

Candidates

Assessment
Morley is a seat that the Liberal Party held during their last period of government and could be vulnerable if Labor loses power.

2017 result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Amber-Jade Sanderson Labor 10,94651.4+11.952.5
Ian Britza Liberal 6,86032.2-17.731.4
Anne-Marie Ricciardi Greens 2,0179.5+2.69.4
Lois HostAustralian Christians5802.7+0.62.8
Paul LongoShooters, Fishers & Farmers5232.5+2.52.2
Nasim BoksmatiMicro Business3511.6+1.61.7
Informal 1,3405.9

2017 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%SwingRedist
Amber-Jade Sanderson Labor 13,06461.4+16.262.5
Ian Britza Liberal 8,20338.6-16.237.5

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into three parts: central, east and west.

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 57% in the centre to 70% in the west.

Voter groupALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
East67.25,46823.0
Central57.15,12121.5
West70.03,05812.8
Pre-poll60.84,87020.5
Other votes60.05,28822.2

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

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