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Carine
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State or territory: Western Australia
Dates current: 1996–present
MP: Tony Krsticevic
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Carine
Area: 22 km² (8 sq mi)
Demographic: North Metropolitan

Carine is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of Western Australia.

The district is based in Perth's northern suburbs. Politically, it is a safe Liberal seat.

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Geography

Carine is a beachside electorate located in Perth's northern suburbs. It is bounded to the east by the Mitchell Freeway, to the south by Karrinyup Rd and to the west by the Indian Ocean. Its northern boundary consists of a series of roads including Warwick Rd. The districts includes the suburbs of Carine, Watermans Bay, North Beach, Gwelup and parts of Sorrento, Duncraig, Marmion, Carine, Karrinyup and Trigg.

History

Carine was first created for the 1996 state election. It largely replaced the abolished district of Marmion.

Members for Carine

Member Party Term
  Katie Hodson-Thomas Liberal 1996–2008
  Tony Krsticevic Liberal 2008–present

Election results

Western Australian state election, 2008: Carine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tony Krsticevic 8,733 43.83 -7.6
Labor James Bensom-Lidholm 4,383 22.00 -11.3
Independent Bill Stewart 3,572 17.93 +17.93
Greens WA Ross Copeland 2,246 11.27 +1.0
Christian Democrats Henri Chew 380 1.91 -2.1
Independent Wayne Thompson 316 1.59 +1.59
Family First Peter Rose 295 1.48 +1.0
Total formal votes 19,925 95.72
Informal votes 890 4.28
Turnout 20,815 88.98
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Liberal Tony Krsticevic 12,832 64.48 +6.8
Labor James Bensom-Lidholm 7,070 35.52 -6.8
Liberal hold Swing +6.8
1  The 2007 redistribution resulted in a notional Liberal majority of 7.7%. Therefore, the swings presented are based on the ABC's calculation of redistributed results, rather than the actual results at the 2005 election.

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