Western Australian state election, 2001


Western Australian state election, 2001

Elections were held in the state of Western Australia on 10 February 2001 to elect all 57 members to the Legislative Assembly and all 34 members to the Legislative Council. The two-term LiberalNational coalition government, led by Premier Richard Court, was defeated by the Labor Party, led by Opposition Leader Dr Geoff Gallop.

The election produced the biggest change of seats at any election since 1911, with Labor winning 14 seats from the Coalition as well as an Independent-held seat, while losing the seat of Kalgoorlie for the first time since 1923 to Liberal candidate Matt Birney. Meanwhile, a minister in the outgoing Government, Doug Shave, lost his seat of Alfred Cove to Independent candidate Dr Janet Woollard, who was also a member of the Liberals for Forests party.

Results

Legislative Assembly

Australian elections/Title row
title = Western Australian state election, 10 February 2001
house = Legislative Assembly
series = Western Australian state election
back = 1996
forward = 2005
enrolled = 1,187,629
total_votes = 1,075,556
turnout % = 90.56%
turnout chg = +0.57%
informal = 48,836
informal % = 4.54%
informal chg = +0.15%
Australian elections/Party summary
government = yes
party_id = Labor
votes = 382,308
votes % = 37.24%
votes chg = +1.42%
seats = 32
seats chg = +14
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Liberal
votes = 319,927
votes % = 31.16%
votes chg = –8.61%
seats = 16
seats chg = –13
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Nationals
party = National
votes = 33,450
votes % = 3.26%
votes chg = –2.53%
seats = 5
seats chg = – 1
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = One Nation
votes = 98,321
votes % = 9.58%
votes chg = +9.58%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Greens
party = Greens WA
votes = 74,641
votes % = 7.27%
votes chg = +2.54%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Democrats
votes = 27,102
votes % = 2.64%
votes chg = –2.44%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Christian Democrats
votes = 9,893
votes % = 0.96%
votes chg = +0.78%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party = Other parties
votes = 5,142
votes % = 0.50%
votes chg = –0.48%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Independent
party = Independentref label|Inde|1|1
votes = 75,936
votes % = 7.40%
votes chg = –0.43%
seats = 4
seats chg = + 1
Australian elections/Total row
total_votes = 1,026,720
total_seats = 57
winner_id = Labor
Australian elections/2PP summary
party id 1 = Labor
2pp votes 1 = 536,577
2pp % 1 = 52.71%
2pp chg 1 = +7.07%
party id 2 = Liberal
party 2 = Liberal/National
2pp votes 2 = 481,409
2pp % 2 = 47.29%
2pp chg 2 = –7.07%

Notes::note label|Inde|1|1 At the 1996 election, Labor Party member Larry Graham won the Pilbara seat. He resigned from the party during the term of parliament, and won his seat as an independent in 2001. The retirement of Labor independent Ernie Bridge, whose seat of Kimberley was subsequently won at the election by Labor candidate Carol Martin, and Woollard's defeat of Shave in Alfred Cove kept the numbers of Independents at four.

Legislative Council

Australian elections/Title row
title = Western Australian state election, 10 February 2001
house = Legislative Council
enrolled = 1,187,629
total_votes = 1,077,186
turnout % = 90.70%
turnout chg = +0.56%
informal = 28,434
informal % = 2.64%
informal chg = –0.37%
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Labor
votes = 397,846
votes % = 37.94%
votes chg = +6.88%
seats = 13
seats chg = + 1
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Liberal
votes = 356,126
votes % = 33.96%
votes chg = N/Aref label|LibNat|1|1
seats = 12
seats chg = – 2
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Nationals
party = National
votes = 25,204
votes % = 2.40%
votes chg = N/Aref label|LibNat|1|1
seats = 1
seats chg = – 2
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = One Nation
votes = 103,571
votes % = 9.88%
votes chg = +9.88%
seats = 3
seats chg = + 3
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Greens
party = Greens WA
votes = 83,883
votes % = 8.00%
votes chg = +2.45%
seats = 5
seats chg = + 2
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Democrats
votes = 38,968
votes % = 3.72%
votes chg = –2.86%
seats = 0
seats chg = – 2
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Christian Democrats
votes = 16,105
votes % = 1.54%
votes chg = +0.86%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party = Other parties
votes = 1,436
votes % = 0.14%
votes chg = –3.71%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Party summary
party_id = Independent
party = Independent
votes = 25,613
votes % = 2.44%
votes chg = –1.36%
seats = 0
seats chg = ± 0
Australian elections/Total row
total_votes = 1,048,752
total_seats = 34

Notes::note label|LibNat|1|1 At the 1996 election, the Liberals and Nationals ran a combined ticket in two regions, ran separately in a third, and the Liberals ran alone in the remaining three. The two parties received a combined vote of 46.45%. As such, the swing against the Coalition in the Legislative Council was 10.09%.

ee also

* Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 1996–2001
* Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 2001–2005

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