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Electoral district of Willagee

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State  Western Australia
MP  Peter Tinley
Area  34 km²
Namesake  Willagee
Dates current  1996–present
Electors  25,147 (2017)
Member of parliament  Peter Tinley
Party  Australian Labor Party
Electoral district of Willagee
Demographic  Electoral region of South Metropolitan

Willagee is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia. The district is located in the southern suburbs of Perth.

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Willagee has at all times been a safe Labor seat.

Geography

Willagee is an electorate in Perth's south, to the east and south-east of Fremantle. It includes:

  • the suburbs of Willagee, Kardinya and Murdoch from the City of Melville;
  • the suburbs of O'Connor and Samson from the City of Fremantle;
  • the suburb of Coolbellup, Bibra Lake, North Lake and South Lake from the City of Cockburn.
  • History

    Willagee was first created at the 1994 redistribution ahead of the 1996 state election. It was won by Labor candidate Alan Carpenter, who later served as Minister for Education and other portfolios in the Gallop Ministry. Following Geoff Gallop's retirement from politics in January 2006, Carpenter became Premier, which he remained until the 2008 state election, at which Labor lost its majority. He retired from politics effective 2 October 2009 and the resulting by-election, held on 28 November, was won by Labor candidate Peter Tinley.

    References

    Electoral district of Willagee Wikipedia


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