Western Australian State Election, 2001
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Western Australian State Election, 2001
Western Australian state election, 2001

← 1996 10 February 2001 (2001-02-10) 2005 →

All 57 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 36 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Council
29 Assembly seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Geoffrey Gallop Midland (cropped).jpg Richard Court - Ambassador to Japan.jpg
Leader Geoff Gallop Richard Court
Party Labor Liberal/National coalition
Leader since 8 October 1996 (1996-10-08) 12 May 1992 (1992-05-12)
Leader's seat Victoria Park Nedlands
Last election 19 seats 35 seats
Seats won 32 seats 21 seats
Seat change Increase13 Decrease14
Popular vote 538,759 479,209
Percentage 52.92% 47.08%
Swing Increase8.09 Decrease8.09

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 Liberal-National 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

Western Australian state election, 10 February 2001[1]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled voters 1,187,629
Votes cast 1,075,556 Turnout 90.56% +0.57%
Informal votes 48,836 Informal 4.54% +0.15%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 382,308 37.24% +1.42% 32 +13
  Liberal 319,927 31.16% -8.61% 16 -13
  One Nation 98,321 9.58% +9.58% 0 ± 0
  Greens 74,641 7.27% +2.54% 0 ± 0
  National 33,450 3.26% -2.53% 5 - 1
  Democrats 27,102 2.64% -2.44% 0 ± 0
  Christian Democrats 9,893 0.96% +0.78% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 5,142 0.50% -0.38% 0 ± 0
  Independent[1] 75,936 7.40% -0.30% 4 + 1
Total 1,026,720     57  
Two-party-preferred
  Labor 538,759 52.92% +8.09%
  Liberal/National 479,209 47.08% -8.09%

Notes:

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

Western Australian state election, 10 February 2001
Legislative Council

Enrolled voters 1,187,629
Votes cast 1,077,186 Turnout 90.70% +0.56%
Informal votes 28,434 Informal 2.64% -0.37%
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 397,846 37.94% +6.88% 13 + 1
  Liberal 356,126 33.96% N/A[1] 12 - 2
  National 25,204 2.40% N/A[1] 1 - 2
  One Nation 103,571 9.88% +9.88% 3 + 3
  Greens 83,883 8.00% +2.45% 5 + 2
  Democrats 38,968 3.72% -2.86% 0 - 2
  Christian Democrats 16,105 1.54% +0.86% 0 ± 0
  Other parties 1,436 0.14% -3.71% 0 ± 0
  Independent 25,613 2.44% -1.36% 0 ± 0
Total 1,048,752     34  

Notes:

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%.

Seats changing hands

Seat Pre-2001 Swing Post-2001
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Albany   Liberal Kevin Prince 11.9 15.6 3.7 Peter Watson Labor  
Alfred Cove   Liberal Doug Shave 2.4 9.8 7.4 Janet Woollard Independent  
Ballajura   Liberal Rhonda Parker 0.1 5.1 5.0 John D'Orazio Labor  
Bunbury   Liberal Ian Osborne 5.3 6.8 1.5 Tony Dean Labor  
Collie   National Hilda Turnbull 9.3 9.4 0.1 Mick Murray Labor  
Geraldton   Liberal Bob Bloffwitch 7.0 11.3 4.3 Shane Hill Labor  
Innaloo   Liberal George Strickland 4.0 8.5 4.5 John Quigley Labor  
Joondalup   Liberal Chris Baker 5.5 6.3 0.8 Tony O'Gorman Labor  
Kalgoorlie   Labor Megan Anwyl 4.4 5.5 1.1 Matt Birney Liberal  
Kimberley   Independent Ernie Bridge 11.5 22.0 10.5 Carol Martin Labor  
Mandurah   Liberal Roger Nicholls 3.0 7.9 4.9 David Templeman Labor  
Pilbara   Labor Larry Graham 15.7 34.9 19.2 Larry Graham Independent  
Riverton   Liberal Graham Kierath 6.7 9.7 3.0 Tony McRae Labor  
Roleystone   Liberal Fred Tubby 7.2 12.1 4.9 Martin Whitely Labor  
Southern River   Liberal Monica Holmes 1.5 4.9 3.4 Paul Andrews Labor  
Swan Hills   Liberal June van de Klashorst 9.7 11.7 2.0 Jaye Radisich Labor  
Wanneroo   Liberal Iain MacLean 1.6 7.5 5.9 Dianne Guise Labor  
Yokine   Liberal Kim Hames 3.2 6.6 3.4 Bob Kucera Labor  
  • Members in italics did not contest their seat at this election.

Post-election pendulum

See also

References

  1. ^ Antony Green (June 2001). "Western Australian State Election 2001" (PDF). Western Australian Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 2013.

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