Electoral district of Bunbury

Summary

Bunbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

Bunbury
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Bunbury (dark green) south of the Perth metropolitan area
StateWestern Australia
Dates current1890–present
MPDon Punch
PartyLabor
NamesakeBunbury
Electors30,474 (2021)
Area111 km2 (42.9 sq mi)
Coordinates32°02′S 115°47′E / 32.03°S 115.79°E / -32.03; 115.79Coordinates: 32°02′S 115°47′E / 32.03°S 115.79°E / -32.03; 115.79

The district, taking in the city of Bunbury has existed continuously since 1890, being one of the original 30 seats contested at the 1890 general election. From 1974 to 2005 the seat was always held by the party of government, making it an effective bellwether. Two early Premiers of Western Australia, Sir John Forrest and Sir Newton Moore, held Bunbury during their time in office. However, after Moore's retirement in 1911, another member for Bunbury was not appointed to a cabinet post until 2008, when John Castrilli became Minister for Local Government under Colin Barnett.

Members for BunburyEdit

Member Party Term
  Sir John Forrest Ministerial 1890–1901
  Thomas Hayward Ministerial 1901–1904
  Sir Newton Moore Ministerial 1904–1911
  William Thomas Labor 1911–1917
  National Labor 1917
  Griffin Money Nationalist 1917–1924
  Frederick Withers Labor 1924–1947
  James Murray Liberal 1947–1949
  LCL 1949–1950
  Frank Guthrie Labor 1950–1955
  George Roberts LCL 1955–1962
  Maurice Williams LCL 1962–1968
  Liberal 1968–1973
  John Sibson Liberal 1973–1983
  Phil Smith Labor 1983–1993
  Ian Osborne Liberal 1993–2001
  Tony Dean Labor 2001–2005
  John Castrilli Liberal 2005–2017
  Don Punch Labor 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2021 Western Australian state election: Bunbury[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Don Punch 14,791 60.5 +16.9
Liberal Matt Foreman 4,604 18.8 −3.6
Greens Patricia Perks 1,170 4.8 −2.0
National Codee-Lee Down 1,081 4.4 −9.4
One Nation Gail Jones 656 2.7 −6.2
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Shane Hastie 615 2.5 −1.0
Legalise Cannabis Kelly Hibbert 582 2.4 +2.4
Western Australia Kieran Noonan 415 1.7 +1.7
No Mandatory Vaccination Anthony Merrifield 348 1.4 +1.4
Sustainable Australia James Minson 158 0.6 +0.6
WAxit Dan Acatinca 43 0.2 −0.1
Total formal votes 24,463 95.5 +0.2
Informal votes 1,163 4.5 −0.2
Turnout 25,626 84.1 −2.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Don Punch 17,730 72.5 +12.0
Liberal Matt Foreman 6,719 27.5 −12.0
Labor hold Swing +12.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2021 State General Election – Bunbury District Results, WAEC

External linksEdit

  • ABC Election Profiles: 2005 2008
  • WAEC District Maps: 1996–2005 2005–2008 2008–