Division of Canning

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Canning
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Canning 2010.png
Division of Canning (green) in Western Australia
Created1949
MPDon Randall
PartyLiberal
NamesakeAlfred Canning
Electors90,079 (2010)
Area6,178 km2 (2,385.3 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of Canning is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. It was set up in 1949 and is named for Alfred Canning, the surveyor who set up the Canning Stock Route.[1] It once covered country areas but now includes the outer southern suburbs of Perth. It includes the suburbs of Armadale, Mandurah, Kelmscott, Roleystone, Westfield and Wungong.[1] It also includes Byford, Cardup, Dwellingup, Forrestdale, Halls Head, Jarrahdale, Mundijong, North Dandalup, Oakford, Pinjarra, Ravenswood, Serpentine, Waroona and Yunderup.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  LenHamilton1958.jpg Len Hamilton
(1899–1987)
Country 1949 Australian federal election, 10 December 1949 –
1961 Australian federal election, 2 November 1961
Previously held the Division of Swan. Retired
  NeilMcNeil1962.jpg Neil McNeill
(1921–2009)
Liberal 1961 Australian federal election, 9 December 1961 –
1963 Australian federal election, 30 November 1963
Lost seat. Later elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council in 1965
  JohnHallett1964.jpg John Hallett
(1917–1999)
Country 1963 Australian federal election, 30 November 1963 –
1974 Australian federal election, 18 May 1974
Lost seat
  No image.svg Mel Bungey
(1934–)
Liberal 1974 Australian federal election, 18 May 1974 –
1983 Australian federal election, 5 March 1983
Lost seat
  No image.svg Wendy Fatin
(1941–)
Labor 1983 Australian federal election, 5 March 1983 –
1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984
Transferred to the Division of Brand
  No image.svg George Gear
(1947–)
Labor 1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984 –
1996 Australian federal election, 2 March 1996
Previously held the Division of Tangney. Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Hawke and Keating. Served as minister under Paul Keating. Lost seat
  No image.svg Ricky Johnston
(1943–)
Liberal 1996 Australian federal election, 2 March 1996 –
1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998
Lost seat
  No image.svg Jane Gerick
(1963–2003)
Labor 1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998 –
2001 Australian federal election, 10 November 2001
Lost seat
  Don Randall.jpg Don Randall
(1953–2015)
Liberal 2001 Australian federal election, 10 November 2001 –
21 July 2015
Previously held the Division of Swan. Died in office
  Andrew Hastie Orignal.jpg Andrew Hastie
(1982–)
Liberal 2015 Canning by-election, 19 September 2015 –
present
Incumbent

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Canning (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]


Coordinates: 32°38′02″S 116°06′47″E / 32.634°S 116.113°E / -32.634; 116.113