John McGrath, since 2005.
Inner south of Perth. South Perth covers suburbs on the south side of the Swan river, including South Perth, Como, Kensington, Karawara and Salter Point. The seat covers most of the South Perth council area.
South Perth lost part of Kensington to Victoria Park. This change slightly increased the Liberal margin from 7.1% to 7.2%.
The seat of South Perth has existed continuously since 1950, and has almost always been held by the Liberal Party. While there has been a few periods of independents winning the seat, Labor has never won South Perth.
Liberal Country League MP George Yates won South Perth in 1950. Yates had represented the seat of Canning since 1947. He held South Perth for two terms, retiring in 1956.
Yates was succeeded in 1956 by Bill Grayden. Grayden had held the state seat of Middle Swan from 1947 to 1949, before serving as a federal MP from 1949 until 1954. Grayden was first elected to South Perth as an independent Liberal, but was an official Liberal from 1959.
Grayden held South Perth for well over thirty years, retiring in 1993. He also served as a minister in the Court government from 1974 until 1982.
Phillip Pendal was elected as the Liberal member for South Perth in 1993, after thirteen years in the Legislative Council. Pendal resigned from the Liberal Party in 1995 and was re-elected as an independent in 1996 and 2001.
Pendal retired in 2005, and the seat was won by Liberal candidate John McGrath. McGrath has been re-elected three times.
Sitting Liberal MP John McGrath is not running for re-election.
- Geoff Baker (Labor)
- Dwain J Hill (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Ryan Chorley (Liberal)
- Jack Taylor (Liberal Democrats)
- Mark Brogan (Greens)
South Perth would normally be considered a safe Liberal seat, but in the current environment Labor could well win this seat.
|Rosemary Steineck||Australian Christians||441||1.9||+1.9||1.9|
|Jason St Martin||Micro Business||443||1.9||+1.9||1.8|
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 all three areas, ranging from 54.8% in the south to 59.9% in the north.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 9.2% in the south to 13.1% in the centre.
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Election results in South Perth at the 2017 WA state election
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