Western Australia State Election 11 March 2017 Outcome
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia went to the polls and elected a new Government sweeping out the Barnett Liberal/National Government.
Elected in 2008 the Barnett Government has governed with Stable Stewardship as Prime Ministers and State Premiers have come and gone around Australia.
Riding on a resources boom the Barnett Government was able to keep many problems at bay. However times became tougher and voters looked at an alternative party to lead it.
Notwithstanding a Senator from Queensland gatecrashing the State Election Premier Colin Barnett always governed with dignity and commanded respect from all sides of politics.
Seats to Watch were all gained by Labor including:
- Southern River
- Swan Hills
Kalamunda had been held by Minister for Health John Day since 1993.
With only first Preference Count completed at this stage the likely makeup of the Parliament is as follows:
Party New Old
Liberal 12 31
Nationals 5 7
Labor 37 21
In Doubt 5 0
Total Seats 59 59
Seats In Doubt
Party New Old
Liberal 11 17
Nationals 5 5
Labor 18 11
Greens 1 2
Shooters & Fishers 0 1
In Doubt 1 0
Total Seats 36 36
When the Western Australia Electoral Commission has declared all results an article will be published outlining the final result of the election and makeup of the new Parliament.