NAT 10.1% vs ALP
Vince Catania, since 2013. Previously Member for Mining and Pastoral in the Legislative Council 2005-2008, Member for North West 2008-2013.
North West Central covers northern parts of Western Australia, south of the Pilbara region. The largest town is Carnarvon, and the seat also covers Denham, Exmouth, Meekatharra, Paraburdoo and Tom Price.
North West Central gained Kalbarri on the southern border from Moore. This change increased the Nationals margin from 9.5% to 10.1%.
Seats in the north west of the state have changed names and boundaries and it is difficult to identify a single predecessor to North West Central.
The current seat was formed in 2005 as North West Coastal from parts of the abolished seats of Burrup and Ningaloo. Both seats had existed since 1996.
Burrup was held over those nine years by the ALP’s Fred Riebeling, and Ningaloo was held by Rod Sweetman for the Liberal Party.
In 2005, Riebeling ran for the ALP in North West Coastal while Sweetman was unsuccessful in finding a seat elsewhere for either the Liberal Party or Family First. Riebeling won the seat despite a small swing to the Liberal Party.
In 2008, Riebeling retired and the ALP ran Vince Catania, who had served one term in the Legislative Council. Sweetman returned to run for the Liberals. The seat was renamed to North West after more areas further from the coast were added to the seat.
Catania won with no swing against him, despite only polling 36% of the vote, and the combined vote for the Liberal and National candidates almost reaching 49%. The Liberal candidate came second, with the Nationals a close third.
Catania resigned from the ALP and joined the Nationals in 2009, and he was re-elected to represent the renamed seat of North West Central in 2013, and again in 2017.
- Vince Catania (Nationals)
- Robert Tonkin (One Nation)
- Brendan Mckay (Waxit)
- Alys McKeough (Liberal)
- A Agyputri (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Stefan Colagiuri (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers)
- Cherie Sibosado (Labor)
- Sandy Burt (Greens)
- Henry Seddon (Independent)
North West Central is a safe Nationals seat.
|Dane Sorensen||One Nation||818||11.2||+11.2||11.3|
|Angela Hooper||Micro Business||24||0.3||+0.3||0.3|
2017 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four parts. Polling places in the town of Carnarvon have been grouped together, with the remainder divided between east, north and south.
The Nationals won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote in all four areas, narrowly winning in the north and winning much bigger majorities in the other three areas.
The One Nation vote peaked in the north and the Liberal vote peaked in Carnarvon.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||ON prim %||NAT 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in North West Central at the 2017 WA state election
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