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Girrawheen Electorate Profile

Current Member

Margaret Quirk was elected as the Member for Girrawheen in 2001. She has served as the Government Whip as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Justice.

Margaret was elected to State Cabinet in 2005 and, in addition to being the Minister for Corrective Services and Minister for Small Business, also served as Minister for Justice; Womens’ Interests; Disability Services; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors and Volunteering and the Minister assisting the Minister for Federal/State relations.

She attended school in Perth before completing a Bachelor of Law with Honours at the University of Adelaide and, more recently, a Master of Arts in Public Policy at Murdoch University. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1981.

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Statistical Profile of the Girrawheen Electorate

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*New* Statistics for 2021 Election Boundaries


About the Girrawheen Electorate

Number of Electors: 26,045 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
Nomenclature: Development of the suburb of Girrawheen commenced in 1970. "Girrawheen" is an eastern states Aboriginal word meaning "place of flowers".
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.
Suburbs/Towns: Darch, Girrawheen, Landsdale, Madeley and Marangaroo.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Ashdale Primary School; Ashdale Secondary College; Carnaby Rise Primary School; Girrawheen Senior High School; Hudson Park Primary School; Landsdale Primary School; Madeley Primary School; Marangaroo Primary School; Rawlinson Primary School; Roseworth Primary School

Emmanual Christian Community School; Kingsway Christian College; Landsdale Christian School; Our Lady of Mercy Primary School
Local Newspapers:
Stirling Times
Wanneroo Times
Local Governments within District
City of Joondalup (part)
City of Stirling (part)
City of Wanneroo (part)

2017 Election Result

Girrawheen by election result

Results by Polling Place etc

2017 General State Election Analysis

Successive Members for the Girrawheen District

Ted Cunningham
Ted Cunningham

Constituency created under the Redistribution of Seats 1994

Edward (Ted) Joseph Cunningham Australian Labor Party 1966 - 2001
Margaret Mary Quirk Australian Labor Party 2001 -
b = by-election