Division of O'Connor

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of O'Connor is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. It is one of Western Australia's three rural seats. It is named after C. Y. O'Connor, the Engineer-in-Chief of Western Australia who designed Fremantle Harbour and the Goldfields Pipeline.[1] It was set up for the 1980 election.[1]

O'Connor
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of O'Connor 2010.png
Division of O'Connor (green) in Western Australia
Created1980
MPRick Wilson
PartyLiberal
NamesakeCharles Yelverton O'Connor
Electors95,069 (2013)
Area908,954 km2 (350,949.1 sq mi)
DemographicRural
C. Y. O'Connor, 1897

There were large changes to the area covered by O'Connor for the 2010 election. The northern half was added to the new seat of Durack. The boundary for the division moved to the east, including most of the south part of the former Division of Kalgoorlie. It now includes the cities of Albany and Kalgoorlie, and the regional towns of Bridgetown, Denmark, Esperance, Kojonup, Laverton, Leonora, Manjimup, Mount Barker, Ravensthorpe, Southern Cross, Wagin and Warburton.[1]

MembersEdit

Member Party Term
  Wilson Tuckey Liberal 1980–2010
  Tony Crook WA Nationals 2010–2013
  Rick Wilson Liberal 2013–present

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of O'Connor (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 29°37′12″S 123°40′05″E / 29.620°S 123.668°E / -29.620; 123.668