Rita Saffioti, since 2008.
North-eastern fringe of Perth. West Swan covers southwestern parts of Swan local government area and southeastern parts of Wanneroo local government area, including Ballajura, Malaga, Bennett Springs, Middle Swan, Neerabup and Wangara, and parts of Caversham.
West Swan contracted substantially, losing Baskerville, Herne Hill and Middle Swan to Swan Hills, losing Jandabup, Mariginiup, Gnangara and Banksia Grove to Wanneroo, losing Wangara to Landsdale and losing Bennett Springs to Bassendean. West Swan then gains the remainder of Ballajura from Mirrabooka and Aveley, Ellenbrook and Belhus from Swan Hills. These changes increased the Labor margin from 17.2% to 19.2%.
West Swan is a new seat created at the 2008 redistribution. The seat largely replaced the former seat of Ballajura, along with parts of other seats.
Ballajura had been held by the Liberal Party’s Rhonda Parker for one term from 1996 to 2001. John D’Orazio won the seat for the ALP in 2001, and was re-elected in 2005. D’Orazio left the ALP in 2006, and ran unsuccessfully for the neighbouring seat of Morley in 2008.
In 2008, West Swan was won by Rita Saffioti, then chief of staff to Premier Alan Carpenter. The notional margin of 10.6% was cut to 4.4%.
Saffioti was re-elected in 2013, with her margin cut further to 1.9%, but an 18% swing in 2017 made this seat much safer.
- Lucky Saini (Waxit)
- Rita Saffioti (Labor)
- Brian Warburton (Australian Christians)
- Dave Nesbit (Liberal)
- Manjot Singh (Greens)
- Genevieve Cocliff (No Mandatory Vaccination)
West Swan is a safe Labor seat.
|Trevor Ruwoldt||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||985||4.2||+4.2||2.1|
|Isaac Moran||Australian Christians||696||3.0||+0.4||1.8|
|James Lawrence||Matheson for WA||569||2.4||+2.4||1.7|
2017 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: north-east, south-east and south-west.
Labor won a large majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 65.6% in the south-east to 71.2% in the south-west.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in West Swan at the 2017 WA state election