Mike Nahan, since 2008.
Southern Perth. Riverton lies on the southern side of the Canning River, covering the suburbs of Rossmoyne, Shelley, Riverton, BUll Creek and Willetton. Riverton covers parts of Canning and Melville council areas.
Riverton expanded slightly to the south and east, taking in part of Leeming from Jandakot and the remainder of Riverton from Cannington. These changes had no impact on the margin.
Riverton has existed since 1989.
The seat was held by Graham Kierath for the Liberal Party from 1989 until he was defeated in 2001.
Tony McRae defeated Kierath in 2001. He held the seat for the ALP for two terms.
In 2008, McRae was narrowly defeated by the Liberal Party’s Mike Nahan, losing by 64 votes. Nahan was re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Nahan served as Treasurer from 2014 to 2017, and he became leader of the opposition after the 2017 election. He stepped down as party leader in 2019.
Sitting Liberal MP Mike Nahan is not running for re-election.
- Simon Blackburn (Greens)
- Chris Holman (Liberal Democrats)
- Terry Lee (Western Australia Party)
- Penelope Scull (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Dena Gower (Australian Christians)
- Jagadish Krishnan (Labor)
- Anthony Spagnolo (Liberal)
Riverton is a traditional safe Liberal seat, and the poor result in 2017 was a reflection of Labor’s vote reaching a high watermark. Yet polls suggest Labor could go further, and they could win here.
|Tshung-Hui Chang||One Nation||1,086||4.9||+4.9||5.0|
|Susan Regnard||Australian Christians||1,058||4.8||+4.8||4.6|
|Gavin Waugh||Matheson for WA||274||1.2||+1.2||1.1|
|Zeeshan Pasha||Micro Business||204||0.9||+0.9||1.0|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: west, north-east and south-east.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 52% in the south-east to 59% in the west.
|Voter group||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Riverton at the 2017 WA state election