Thornlie – WA 2021

ALP 15.8%

Incumbent MP
Chris Tallentire, since 2017. Previously member for Gosnells 2008-2017.

Geography
Southern Perth. Thornlie covers the suburb of Thornlie and part of Gosnells. The entire seat lies in Gosnells council area.

Redistribution
No change.

History
Thornlie was created in its current form in 2017, and primarily replaced Gosnells, which was created in 2008. The seat name was previously used from 1977 to 1989. The seat has always been won by Labor.

Gosnells was created with a notional 11.4% margin for the ALP, which was cut to 5.5% at the 2008 election, when the seat was won by Labor candidate Chris Tallentire.

Tallentire won a second term in 2013 with a 2.9% margin, and then a third term in 2017 with a much larger margin.

Candidates

Assessment
Thornlie is a safe Labor seat.

2017 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Chris Tallentire Labor 11,98352.6+9.1
Rob Coales Liberal 5,68225.0-14.2
Sandy BaraioloOne Nation1,7477.7+7.7
Donna McAleese Greens 1,5636.9+1.1
Madeleine GoiranAustralian Christians7983.5-0.3
Gary HammondShooters, Fishers & Farmers5262.3+2.3
Sibel BennettMicro Business3091.4+1.4
Andrew van DamFlux1600.7+0.7
Informal 1,4516.0

2017 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Chris Tallentire Labor 14,96565.8+14.0
Rob Coales Liberal 7,78134.2-14.0

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into two parts: east and west

Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in both areas, with 65% in the west and 69% in the east.

Voter groupALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
West65.18,26636.3
East69.16,72529.5
Pre-poll63.63,13213.8
Other votes63.54,64520.4

Two-party-preferred votes in Thornlie at the 2017 WA state election

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