The results reveal the extra-ordinary scale of Labor’s victory. Lower house results are now final for the 2021 Western Australian election, including the full distribution of preferences for all seats. by Antony Green; February 8, 2021 March 5, 2021 (This post is being updated most days. Candidates were elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. Liberal fears of a wipeout in the Western Australia state election have been realised, with the Labor party winning about 52 seats in the 59-member Legislative Assembly. Our endorsed candidates are listed in order of their electorate. electoral district of Albany) saw a smaller swing to Labor than similar districts where there were no Labor retirements. Western Australian Election Site Updates. 2021 Western Australian state election Metadata This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. The Labor Party of Premier Mark McGowan has won the largest landslide in Western Australia history. Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has been elected for another four years after being returned to power in a landslide win for the Labor Party at Saturday's state election. March 31, 2021. The WA Electoral Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. [10][11] The Liberals were hit by a 15.8% swing against them on the primary vote and lost 18 seats to Labor, finishing with just 13 seats, the lowest share of seats the party has won in any election. The new official opposition will be the National Party with four seats, while the Liberals have had their worst result in history with two seats. Know the rules. 59 Seats in doubt. [14], In the lead up to the election, Premier Mark McGowan had high approval ratings over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Preliminary 2021 Western Australia Election Results. Western Australia. Twelve months ago the McGowan government would have expected to win a second term handily at the cost of a few seats. [38], Additionally, the Liberal Party candidate for Baldivis, Andrea Tokaji, was forced to resign from the Liberal Party after making discredited claims[39] about a link between 5G towers and COVID-19. They will apply at the March 2021 State general election [5] Labor's unprecedented victory extended to the Legislative Council, and the party claimed a majority of the seats in the upper house.[6]. 2021 State Government Election Results. If you’re an Australian citizen, aged 18 or older and have lived at your current address for one month, you were required to vote. Join the Australian Institute of Energy as Energy Minister, the Hon. This does not necessarily imply a casual relationship but rather some similarities between electoral districts which moved more or less towards the Labor party on the two-party-preferred. [16], Candidates are elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. March 30, 2021. [17], The following parties are contesting the election:[18], Election dates are set in statute with four-year fixed terms, to be held on the second Saturday of March every four years. Register now. Western Australia election 2013; Want to write? The Western Australian Electoral Commission will be providing pre-poll voting services for Tasmanian electors for the Tasmanian State election and Legislative Council elections. The Libs need a WA-mbulance The Western Australian election confounded everyone. Bill Johnston, Dr David Honey, and the Hon. Western Australia Election 2021: Political Leaders Call for Labor Victory After Counting Over 40 Minutes. The election was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The campaign has been underway for over three weeks now, with early voting set to begin today – and a giant bombshell of a poll has been dropped and released. the electoral district of Joondalup, which was a Liberal-held district prior to the 2017 Western Australian state election) saw a bigger swing to Labor than similar districts which were already Labor-held or which had not changed hands. TAS 2021 State Election and Legislative Council Elections (Derwent, Mersey and Windermere). Two firms, Online Research Unit and uComms ( per The Poll Bludger ), had Labor getting a swing of six or seven percent with the Liberal primary vote in the 20s. Opinion polls suggested that the McGowan Government would be re-elected by a record majority; so great was the lead among opinion polls, with Labor approaching 70% in the two-party preferred polls, and McGowan maintaining a personal approval rating of 88%. The State General Election was on Saturday 13 March 2021. The Final Boundaries stemming from the 2019 distribution were Gazetted on 27 November 2019. There’s so much to keep track of in this chaotic timeline, which is why we’re guessing most people aren’t up to date on the upcoming State Election in Western Australia. As the doors opened to early voting booths last week, he said what had been obvious for months: the Liberal party was not going to win and needed to work hard just to save the furniture. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Elders past, present and emerging. A Newspoll in today’s Australian is remarkable in two ways: for being only the second media-commissioned poll of statewide voting intention in Western Australia to appear anywhere since the 2017 election, and for what may be the most lopsided result of any opinion poll this site has ever reported on. Vote counting Mark McGowan is expected to be returned as premier of Western Australia with an increased majority on Saturday night, in an unsurprising result following a surprising campaign in which attention has been focused on the dwindling fortunes of the Liberal party. If you’re an Australian citizen, aged 18 or older and have lived at your current address for one month, you were required to vote. 0.0% counted, Updated Sat 13 Mar 2021 at 10:06am. The writs for the Western Australian state election will be issued at 6pm today (3 February 2021). Several minor parties also contested the election in the Assembly and Council. 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. With a substantial mandate secured to fulfil its pre-election pledges, it is likely that the Labor government will press ahead with its plans to upgrade schools across Western Australia. Zak Kirkup at the launch of the West Australian Liberals’ 2021 election campaign in Perth. The 2021 Western Australian state election was conducted on 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 were up for election. On 11 November 2011, the Western Australian Parliament passed the Electoral and Constitution Amendment Act 2011 which established a fixed election date. [3] The Nationals claimed the four remaining seats and became the largest opposition party in the Assembly. Elections are held on the second Saturday in … Labor is credited with nothing less than a lead of 68-32 on two-party party preferred, a swing of … In the Legislative Council, six candidates are elected in each of the six electoral regions through the single transferable vote system with group voting tickets. Find the latest important updates on the State Election 2021. This is a pre-election pendulum, taking into account the 2019 boundary redistribution. The 2021 Western Australian state election was conducted on 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 were up for election. 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[12][13], Two by-elections were held during the term of parliament, both in 2018. Western Australia (WA), the country's most resource-rich state, goes to the polls tomorrow with the ruling Labor party heavily favoured to win. This may be confounded by the fact that most such electorates are inner-city Perth electorates and therefore this may be more a factor of inner-city Perth swinging harder to Labor than the rest of the state, and not due to clerical/administrative-heavy electorates swinging to Labor per se. Districts where a Labor incumbent retired (e.g. However, this provision will not come into effect until after the 2020 election. See it here. In the Legislative Council, six candidates were elected in each of the six electoral regions through the single transferable vote system with group voting tickets. The State General Election was on Saturday 13 March 2021. [50], State general election for Western Australia, held on 13 March 2021. The Nationals won the remaining five seats. The election is, to date, the most decisive of any Australian state, territory or federal election result in terms of the proportion of seats in the lower house won by the governing party (89.8%) [4], and the two-party preferred margin (69.7%–30.3%). The incumbent Labor Government, led by Premier Mark McGowan, won a second consecutive four-year term in office. Labor won 41 of the 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly—a 23-seat majority—both WA Labor's strongest result ever, and the largest government seat tally and largest government majority in Western Australian parliamentary history. Saturday 13 Mar 2021 at 10:06am. 1.4k. In July/August 2019, Liberal MP Ian Blayney resigned from the party and joined the Nationals, thus returning the Liberal vote bloc to 13 and increasing the National vote bloc to 6. The 2017 state election saw Labor win one of the most comprehensive victories on record at the state or territory level in Australia. Despite our thoughts on the matter, things just keep happening. Ten districts were not affected by boundary changes.[42]. Click on the name to select a candidate and use the link to donate to their campaign and to volunteer to help these women get elected. [1][2] Labor won 53 out of 59 of the seats in the Assembly, whilst the Liberals had a wipeout loss and won only two seats, which amounted to a negative-14% swing on the two-party preferred margin. WAEC has put together a fact sheet about misleading electors. Copyright @ 2021 Western Australian Electoral Commission, Adjustments to selected Legislative Assembly results figures. 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