Jessica Shaw, since 2017.
Outer North-West of Perth. Swan Hills is one of the geographically largest seats in Perth, sitting at the top of the East Metropolitan Legislative Council region. It covers the north of Swan council area and north-eastern parts of Mundaring council area, including Ellenbrook, Aveley, Gidgegannup, Chidlow, Mount Helena and Wooroloo.
The border with West Swan was modified, with Swan Hills losing Aveley, Ellenbrook and Belhus and gaining Herne Hill, Middle Swan, Baskerville and Millendon. The seat also expanded south to take in part of Darling Range. These changes reduced the Labor margin from 14.5% to 11.9%.
Swan Hills has existed since 1989, and in that time has always been won by the party that forms government.
The seat was first won in 1989 by Labor MP Gavan Troy, who had held Mundaring since 1983. He retired in 1993 and was succeeded by Liberal candidate June van der Klashorst.
Van der Klashorst was re-elected in 1996 on improved boundaries. In 2001, she lost with a shock 11.7% swing to the Labor candidate Jaye Radisich.
Radisich retired in 2008, and the ALP ran sitting MLC Graham Giffard. He lost to the Liberal Party’s Frank Alban. Alban was re-elected in 2013.
Alban lost Swan Hills in 2017 to Labor’s Jessica Shaw.
- Timothy Bunton (No Mandatory Vaccination)
- Asif Ali (Waxit)
- Jessica Shaw (Labor)
- Rod Henderson (Liberal)
- Magdeleen Strauss (Australian Christians)
- Melanye Wawrik (Greens)
Swan Hills is now held by a substantial margin but its history suggests Labor can’t be certai they would hold this seat in a close election.
|Sandra Old||One Nation||3,011||11.0||+11.0||11.5|
|Lucky Singh||Micro Business||512||1.9||+1.9||1.6|
|Danusha Bhowaniah||Matheson for WA||275||1.0||+1.0||1.2|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: north, south-east and south-west.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 54.9% in the north to 66.2% in the south-west.
One Nation came third, with a primary vote ranging from 8.3% in the south-west to 15.8% in the north.
|Voter group||ON prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Swan Hills at the 2017 WA state election
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