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Kingsley
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
State or territory: Western Australia
Dates current: 1989–present
MP: Andrea Mitchell
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Kingsley
Area: 20 km² (8 sq mi)
Demographic: North Metropolitan

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

The district is located in the northern suburbs of Perth.

Kingsley is a marginal seat; it has changed hands between the two major parties at each of the last two elections.

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Geography

Located in the northern suburbs of Perth, the district of Kingsley is a north–south elongated electorate bordered by four major roads. It is bounded to the west by the Mitchell Freeway, to the north by Ocean Reef Road, to the east by Wanneroo Road and to the south by Warwick Road. The district covers the entirety of three suburbs: Kingsley, Greenwood and Woodvale.

History

Kingsley was first created ahead of the 1989 state election and won by Liberal candidate Cheryl Edwardes. Edwardes held the seat until her retirement at the 2005 state election, when her husband Colin Edwardes ran to succeed her as the new Liberal candidate, but was defeated by Labor candidate Judy Hughes. Kingsley was the only seat the Labor Party took from the Liberal Party at the 2005 election.

A redistribution ahead of the 2008 state election mostly wiped out the Labor margin in Kingsley. Accordingly, Hughes was defeated after one term by Liberal candidate Andrea Mitchell.

Members

Member Party Term
  Cheryl Edwardes Liberal 1989–2005
  Judy Hughes Labor 2005–2008
  Andrea Mitchell Liberal 2008–present

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