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Cockburn Electorate Profile

Current Member

Francis Logan emigrated to Western Australia in 1980. Having trained as a mechanic, he worked in the aircraft and mining industries and later completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics at Sydney University.

Logan was employed as a trade union official with the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union from 1986 until entering Parliament in 2001.

He won preselection for the seat of Cockburn on the retirement of Bill Thomas. Logan won the seat at the 2001 election, subsequently retaining the seat at the 2005, 2008, 2013 and 2017 elections. He was a Minister in the Carpenter government, and is currently Minister for Emergency Services and Corrective Services

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Cockburn Electorate Map

Cockburn Electorate map

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Statistical Profile of the Cockburn Electorate

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* More Statistics for Cockburn Electorate

*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries


About the Cockburn Electorate

Number of Electors: 25,309 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Cockburn Sound was named by Captain James Stirling in March 1827, after Admiral Sir George Cockburn, born in London, 22 April 1772, died at Learmington, England 19 August 1853. He served at the reduction of Martinique in 1809, and assisted at the capture of Washington 1814. It was he who took Napoleon to Saint Helena after the Battle of Waterloo.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.
Suburbs/Towns: Beeliar, Cockburn Central, Coogee, Munster, South Lake*, Spearwood*, Success, and Yangebup.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Beeliar Primary School; Coogee Primary School; Jandakot Primary School; Newton Primary School; South Coogee Primary School; Spearwood Alternative School; Success Primary School; Yangebup Primary School

Divine Mercy College; Emmanuel Catholic College; St Jerome's Primary School; Mater Christi Catholic Primary School
Local Newspapers:
Cockburn City Herald
Cockburn Gazette
Books about Cockburn:
Michael Berson: Cockburn - the making of a community (244p. Town of Cockburn, 1978)
Local Governments within District
City of Cockburn (part)
Statistical Profile of Cockburn (part)

2017 Election Result

* Election analysis

Successive Members for the Cockburn District

Henry Curran
Henry Curran

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Henry Curran Australian Labor Party 1962 - 1968
Alexander Donald (Don) Taylor Australian Labor Party 1968 - 1984
Clive Matthew Hughes Australian Labor Party 1984 - 1986b
Norman (Norm) Richard Marlborough Australian Labor Party 1986b - 1989
William (Bill) Ian Thomas Australian Labor Party 1989 - 2001
Francis (Fran) Michael Logan Australian Labor Party 2001 -
b = by-election