Division of Perth


Division of Perth
Perth
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Perth 2010.png
Division of Perth (green) in Western Australia
Created: 1901
MP: Stephen Smith
Party: Labor
Namesake: Perth
Area: 78 km² (30 sq mi)
Demographic: Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Perth is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Western Australia. It is named after Perth, the capital city of Western Australia, where the Division is located. It extends northeast along the north bank of the Swan River from Perth, including suburbs such as Maylands, Mount Lawley, Bayswater, Ashfield, Bedford, Morley, Beechboro and the central business district of Perth itself. It is a primarily residential area, although contains an industrial area at Bayswater and major commercial centres in Perth and Morley.

The division was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. The seat is currently a fairly safe Labor seat.

Members

Member Party Term
  James Fowler Labor 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1922
  Edward Mann Nationalist 1922–1929
  Independent Nationalist 1929–1929
  Walter Nairn Nationalist 1929–1931
  United Australia 1931–1943
  Tom Burke Labor 1943–1955
  Fred Chaney Liberal 1955–1969
  Joe Berinson Labor 1969–1975
  Ross McLean Liberal 1975–1983
  Ric Charlesworth Labor 1983–1993
  Stephen Smith Labor 1993–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Perth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Stephen Smith 32,228 40.19 -6.12
Liberal Joe Ferrante 31,064 38.74 +1.84
Greens Jonathan Hallett 12,948 16.15 +5.82
Christian Democrats Paul Connelly 2,093 2.61 +0.62
Family First Nigel Irvine 1,243 1.55 +0.45
Socialist Alliance Alex Bainbridge 618 0.77 +0.22
Total formal votes 80,194 94.80 -0.61
Informal votes 4,400 5.20 +0.61
Turnout 84,594 92.05 -1.14
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Stephen Smith 44,815 55.88 -2.06
Liberal Joe Ferrante 35,379 44.12 +2.06
Labor hold Swing -2.06

References

Coordinates: 31°54′36″S 115°54′18″E / 31.910°S 115.905°E / -31.910; 115.905


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