Bill Marmion, since 2008.
Inner north of Perth. Nedlands covers the suburbs of Dalkeith, Crawley, Nedlands, Shenton Park, Subiaco, Jolimont and Daglish. Nedlands covers the Subiaco council area, most of the Nedlands council area and small parts of neighbouring councils.
Nedlands expanded slightly, taking in West Perth from the seat of Perth. This reduced the Labor margin from 8.3% to 8.1%.
Nedlands has existed since 1930, and in that time the seat has nearly always been held by Liberals, including two premiers.
Nedlands was first won in 1930 by Nationalist candidate Norbert Keenan. Keenan had previously sat in the Assembly from 1905 to 1911, and served as Attorney-General from 1906 to 1909. Keenan became a minister in the Nationalist government. The Nationalists were badly defeated in 1933, and Keenan became Nationalist leader as the junior partner in a coalition government with the Country Party.
Keenan eventually joined the new Liberal Party, and held the seat until his defeat in 1950 by independent Liberal David Grayden.
Grayden held the seat for one term, losing in 1953 to Liberal candidate Charles Court. Court held Nedlands for 29 years. He served as a minister in the Brand government in the 1960s and became Liberal leader in 1972, leading the party back into power in 1974. He served as premier until his retirement in 1982.
The 1982 Nedlands by-election was won by Richard Court, son of the former member. Court became Liberal leader in 1992, and led the party to power in 1993. Court served as premier for two terms until his government’s defeat in 2001. He resigned from the leadership and as member for Nedlands soon after.
Liberal candidate Sue Walker won the 2001 Nedlands by-election. Walker was re-elected in 2005. She resigned from the Liberal Party in 2008 to contest Nedlands as an independent, but was defeated by Liberal candidate Bill Marmion. Marmion was re-elected in 2013 and 2017.
- Vivien Forrest (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Fiona Argyle (Independent)
- Dennis Jennings (Waxit)
- Andrew Mangano (Independent)
- Katrina Stratton (Labor)
- Bill Marmion (Liberal)
- Tamara Alderdice (Greens)
Nedlands would normally be considered a safe Liberal seat, but could flip in current circumstances.
|Andrew Mangano||Matheson for WA||608||2.6||+2.6||2.5|
|Christopher Shaw||Australian Christians||525||2.3||+0.8||2.2|
|Keith Ginbey||Micro Business||329||1.4||+1.4||1.4|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in he north (53.9%) and south (66.9%) while Labor narrowly won in the centre.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 12.9% in the south to 17.1% in the centre.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Nedlands at the 2017 WA state election
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