All 59 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 36 members in the Western Australian Legislative Council
30 Assembly seats are needed for a majority
The 2021 Western Australian state election is scheduled for Saturday 13 March 2021 to elect members to the Parliament of Western Australia, where all 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and all 36 seats in the Legislative Council will be up for election. The first term incumbent Labor government, currently led by Premier Mark McGowan, will seek a second four-year term against the Liberal opposition, currently led by Opposition Leader Liza Harvey.
The 2017 state election saw Labor win one of the most comprehensive victories on record at the state or territory level in Australia. Labor won 41 of the 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly—a 12-seat majority—both WA Labor's strongest result ever, and the largest government seat tally and largest government majority in Western Australian parliamentary history. Additionally, Labor exceeded all published opinion polling, winning 55.5 percent of the two-party-preferred vote from a state record landslide 12.8 percent two-party swing.
Labor also became the largest party in the Legislative Council with 14 of the 36 seats. The Labor government will require at least five additional votes from non-government members to pass legislation.
Election dates are set in statute with four-year fixed terms, to be held on the second Saturday of March every four years.
- Mick Murray MLA (Collie-Wellington) – announced 9 February 2020
- Peter Watson MLA (Albany) – announced 10 February 2020
- John McGrath MLA (South Perth) – announced 30 October 2019
- Mike Nahan MLA (Riverton) – announced 2 December 2019
- Ken Baston MLC (Mining and Pastoral) – announced 2 December 2019
|Darling Range||Alyssa Hayden||LIB||3.5|
|South Perth||John McGrath||LIB||7.1|
|CROSS BENCH SEATS|
|Geraldton||Ian Blayney||LIB v ALP||1.3|
|North West Central||Vince Catania||NAT v ALP||9.5|
|Warren-Blackwood||Terry Redman||NAT v ALP||13.4|
|Moore||Shane Love||NAT v LIB||13.9|
|Roe||Peter Rundle||NAT v LIB||14.4|
|Central Wheatbelt||Mia Davies||NAT v ALP||22.6|
|Date||Firm||Primary vote||TPP vote|
|6–9 March 2017||Newspoll||41%||32%||5%||7%||15%||54%||46%|
- Members of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, 2017–2021
- Members of the Western Australian Legislative Council, 2017–2021
- Labor 55.5% 2PP vote and +12.8% 2PP swing sourced from Antony Green's temporary estimate within provided ABC link published 30 March 2017, which states "The two-party preferred count is based on estimates for Baldivis, Moore and Roe. Actual two-party preferred counts for these seats will be available at a later date." – Final 2017 WA Election Results plus a New Electoral Pendulum: Antony Green ABC 30 March 2017
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