Close. ABC News psephologist Antony Green called the election for the Labor Party 42 minutes after the polls closed, with 0.7% of the vote counted. Bill Johnston, Dr David Honey, and the Hon. However, the districts of Hillarys and Joondalup became far more marginal, with margins of 0.4 and 0.03 respectively. ", Western Australian Electoral Commission: 2021 State General Election, ABC Elections: 2021 West Australian Election Guide, The Poll Bludger: Western Australian Election 2021, Elections and referendums in Western Australia,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Last day for receipt of postal votes by 9, This page was last edited on 11 April 2021, at 17:52. In order to vote, you must be correctly enrolled. The opposition leader has admitted his party cannot win against Labor’s Mark McGowan. WAEC has put together a fact sheet about misleading electors. 30 to win. Western Australia Election 2021: Political Leaders Call for Labor Victory After Counting Over 40 Minutes. 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. [12][13], Two by-elections were held during the term of parliament, both in 2018. Saturday 13 Mar 2021 at 10:06am. [50], Electoral districts with a high proportion of persons working in clerical or administrative jobs swung more to Labor than the rest of the state (R2 = 0.12, p < 0.01). The State General Election was on Saturday 13 March 2021. You may be subject to a fine if you do not have a valid and sufficient reason for not voting. [15] On 25 February 2021, Leader of the Opposition Zak Kirkup admitted that his party could not win the election, 16 days before election day, citing polling indicating immense popularity for McGowan and the Labor Government. Western Australia election 2013; Want to write? [42] Retiring members are shown in italics. See it here. Labor is credited with nothing less than a lead of 68-32 on two-party party preferred, a swing of … Districts where a Labor incumbent retired (e.g. [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. Copyright @ 2021 Western Australian Electoral Commission, Adjustments to selected Legislative Assembly results figures. Vote counting Ten districts were not affected by boundary changes.[42]. Western Australia (WA), the country's most resource-rich state, goes to the polls tomorrow with the ruling Labor party heavily favoured to win. While all electorates swung towards Labor, there was some correlation between certain characteristics (demographics as measured by the 2016 Australian Census) and the magnitude of the two-party-preferred swing to Labor in each electorate. [19], In January 2021, Liberal Party candidate for Victoria Park Amanda-Sue Markham defended her husband's controversial views on homosexuality and conversion therapy. [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. The 2017 state election saw Labor win one of the most comprehensive victories on record at the state or territory level in Australia. [40] She continued as an Independent candidate for Baldivis, with the Liberal Party selecting Luke Derrick as her replacement. There was one seat renamed in due to the boundary changes, with Girrawheen becoming the new district of Landsdale. The upcoming poll, on Saturday 13 March, is an opportunity to make long-overdue progress on a range of important policy issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community. March 30, 2021. While published at the start of campaign, the site continues to have material added to it on a daily basis. Lower house results are now final for the 2021 Western Australian election, including the full distribution of preferences for all seats. [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. Estimated margins are calculated by Antony Green for the Western Australian Parliamentary Library. Western Australia election: voters expected to inflict steep losses on Liberals The opposition leader conceded the election weeks ago in an … 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. However, this provision will not come into effect until after the 2020 election. WAEC has put together a fact sheet about the vote count. [50], Electoral districts with a high proportion of persons aged 60 years or older swung less to Labor than the rest of the state (R2 = 0.2, p < 0.001), even after adjusting for the incumbency effect mentioned above. For more information about this process visit the Failure to Vote page. Elections are held on the second Saturday in … electoral district of Albany) saw a smaller swing to Labor than similar districts where there were no Labor retirements. 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. On 11 November 2011, the Western Australian Parliament passed the Electoral and Constitution Amendment Act 2011 which established a fixed election date. 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. [5] Labor's unprecedented victory extended to the Legislative Council, and the party claimed a majority of the seats in the upper house.[6]. 1.4k. WA election, Saturday 13 March 2021. Western Australia Election 2021 Results. WAEC has put together a fact sheet about misleading electors. The counting and verification of votes for all the six Legislative Council regions has now been finalised. The Final Boundaries stemming from the 2019 distribution were Gazetted on 27 November 2019. The election was conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2021 Western Australia Election Candidates. [50], Electoral districts which were flipped by a Labor candidate at the last election (e.g. Full technical details of how the model works >> Several minor parties also contested the election in the Assembly and Council. [3] The Nationals claimed the four remaining seats and became the largest opposition party in the Assembly. 0.0% counted, Updated Sat 13 Mar 2021 at 10:06am. It was the first election in recent memory to go more or less exactly as the pollsters predicted: a … 59 Seats in doubt. Candidates were elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. The first Western Australia poll numbers are out, and calling this a looming disaster for the Liberals might be an understatement. The writs for the Western Australian state election will be issued at 6pm today (3 February 2021). by Antony Green; February 8, 2021 March 5, 2021 (This post is being updated most days. 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. 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 new official opposition will be the National Party with four seats, while the Liberals have had their worst result in history with two seats. The Libs need a WA-mbulance The Western Australian election confounded everyone. A model of the upcoming 2021 Western Australia state election using various inputs such as voting intention polls and historical performance to model the election. 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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. Twelve months ago the McGowan government would have expected to win a second term handily at the cost of a few seats. Despite calls for her to do so, she did not withdraw from the election. [41], A redistribution of electoral boundaries for the lower house was announced on 27 November 2019. 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. [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. 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. 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. Zak Kirkup at the launch of the West Australian Liberals’ 2021 election campaign in Perth. [50], Electorates with a higher proportion of persons who spoke a language other than English at home also somewhat swung more to Labor than the rest of the state (R2 = 0.08, p < 0.05). The results reveal the extra-ordinary scale of Labor’s victory. The Nationals won the remaining five seats. March 31, 2021. Find the latest important updates on the State Election 2021. (The distribution of preferences … It’s fine. Only 42 minutes after the count began, political leader Antony Green called for Western Australia’s election results, and Labor returned to power as expected. The Liberal Party held the seat of Cottesloe and picked up the seat Darling Range, increasing the Liberal/National bloc in the Assembly to 19 and decreasing the Labor Party to 40. 2021 State Government Election Results. Western Australians are set to go to the polls in a regularly scheduled state election on March 13. [12] Labor also became the largest party in the Legislative Council with 14 of the 36 seats, ensuring it required at least five additional votes from non-government members to pass legislation. The State General Election was on Saturday 13 March 2021. In order to vote, you must be correctly enrolled. Tim Clifford go head-to-head on State energy policy issues in the lead up to the March 2021 State Election. Despite our thoughts on the matter, things just keep happening. Newspoll, however, one of Australia’s most reputable pollsters, delivered a much more grim picture for … Re: Western Australia election, 13th March 2021 « Reply #21 on: March 17, 2021, 11:55:55 PM » Per Kevin Bonham, the Daylight Savings Party winning a seat in Mining and Pastoral in spite of coming second-to-last actually looks very likely, and in the very unlikely event they don't win the preference snowball goes to Liberals for Climate (also a micro-party, but at least a micro-party on 1% … The Labor Party of Premier Mark McGowan has won the largest landslide in Western Australia history. 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. Before the election, Labor committed to spend AU$219 million ($170.7m) on school upgrades. It’s fine. Early returns show Labor may win as many as 53 out of the 59 seats in the state parliament. Western Australia. 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. See it here. 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. 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. 2019 Australian federal election: Brand; Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labor: Madeleine King: 35,875 40.38 −7.10 Liberal: Jack Pleiter 26,510 29.84 −1.78 Greens Right: two-party-preferred vote by electorate. The processing and indicative counting of Legislative Assembly early, postal and absent votes concluded on Monday 22 March. See it here. [16], Candidates are elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. 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. See inside post for details) My 2021 Western Australian Election Website has been published on the ABC website. Our endorsed candidates are listed in order of their electorate. Western Australia Election 2021: Labor has staggering win, a ‘disaster’ for Liberals as even ‘safe’ conservative seats swing red. [50], State general election for Western Australia, held on 13 March 2021. The WA Electoral Commission acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; Elders past, present and emerging. 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%). Write an article and join a growing community of more than 124,300 academics and researchers from 3,965 institutions. 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. Their primary challengers were the opposition Liberal Party, led by Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup, and the National Party, led by Mia Davies. 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. [14], In the lead up to the election, Premier Mark McGowan had high approval ratings over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a pre-election pendulum, taking into account the 2019 boundary redistribution. TAS 2021 State Election and Legislative Council Elections (Derwent, Mersey and Windermere). 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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. Left: first preference vote by electorate. Preliminary 2021 Western Australia Election Results. Western Australia goes to the polls on Saturday with the Liberal party set for an election wipeout and Labor its biggest election win in history. Know the rules. Western Australian Election Site Updates. Register now. The changes did not result in a district changing party status notionally based on the new boundaries. The Western Australian Electoral Commission will be providing pre-poll voting services for Tasmanian electors for the Tasmanian State election and Legislative Council elections. Legislative Assembly. 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. If you didn’t vote at the recent State election on March 13, we will be contacting you seeking your reason why you didn’t vote. Now all ballot papers are available, each day from Monday 22 to Sunday 28 March particular district Returning Officers are scheduled undertake full distribution of preference counts for their district. An election eve Newspoll in The Australian tips that the result in tomorrow’s Western Australian state election will be, unless I’m missing something big, the most lopsided in Australian history, with Labor leading 66-34 on two-party preferred, only slightly down from 68-32 a fortnight ago (compared with 64.2-35.8 at the New South Wales election in 2011, historically the biggest two-party … 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. But Western Australia’s election is tomorrow, with the Labor government of Mark McGowan seeking a second term in office. We then run 50 000 simulations to forecast the election. 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. Join the Australian Institute of Energy as Energy Minister, the Hon. 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 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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Sixteen days before the state election, Western Australia’s opposition leader, Zak Kirkup, conceded defeat. They will apply at the March 2021 State general election