Terry Healy, since 2017.
Southern River covers southern parts of the Gosnells council area, including the suburbs of Southern River, Huntingdale and parts of Gosnells.
The seat of Southern River has existed since 1996, and has always been won by the party that won the election.
The seat was originally won by the Liberal Party’s Monica Holmes. The seat was created as a marginal Labor seat, partly out of remnants of the Labor seat of Kenwick. Holmes defeated sitting Member for Kenwick, Judyth Watson.
In 2001, Holmes was defeated by the ALP’s Paul Andrews. Andrews won a second term in 2005, defeating an attempt by Holmes to return to Parliament.
In 2008, Andrews was defeated by new Liberal candidate Peter Abetz. Abetz was re-elected in 2013 but lost in 2017 to Labor’s Terry Healy.
- Shazi Siddiqui (Waxit)
- Katie Hawkes (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Terry Healy (Labor)
- Simone Collins (Greens)
- Julia Walsh (Independent)
- Malcolm Heffernan (One Nation)
- Wesley Du Preez (Liberal Democrats)
- Gerard Spoelstra (Australian Christians)
- Ruben Zandman (Liberal)
Labor’s margin is substantial but this seat has a long history of being marginal and flipping back and forth, and this margin could easily be overcome if the Liberal Party does well.
|Aman Singh||Micro Business||227||1.0||+1.0|
|Ash Srivastava||Matheson for WA||222||1.0||+1.0|
|David Fishlock||Liberal Democrats||146||0.6||+0.6|
2017 two-party-preferred result
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 51.5% in the centre to 67.5% in the east.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Southern River at the 2017 WA state election