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West Swan Electorate profile

Current Member

After finishing her schooling at Kelmscott Senior High School, Rita Saffioti gained a Bachelor of Business at Curtin University before moving to Canberra to work at the Department of Finance, and then returning to WA to work at the Department of Treasury.

In 1997 Rita commenced working for then Opposition Leader Geoff Gallop as an economic advisor, continuing this role into Government before ultimately becoming Chief of Staff to Premier Alan Carpenter.

Rita was elected to State Parliament in 2008 for the electorate of West Swan, and following the 2017 election became the Minister for Transport and Planning.

Rita has three young children, and when not at Parliament can usually be found with her family at the footy, cheering on her team the Fremantle Dockers.

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West Swan Electorate Map

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Statistical Profile of the West Swan Electorate

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About the West Swan Electorate

Number of Electors: 24,535 (9 March 2015)
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information.
The electorate of West Swan took its name from the name of the local council.
Source: Western Australia. Department of Land Administration. Names and Places.
Ballajura*, Banksia Grove, Baskerville, Beechboro*, Belhus*, Cullacabardee, Gnangara, Henley Brook*, Herne Hill, Jandabup, Lexia, Malaga, Mariginiup, Middle Swan*, Millendon, Red Hill*, Upper Swan*, Wangara, Wanneroo*, West Swan* and Whiteman.
* = Suburb/Town split between more than one District.
Source: Western Australian Electoral Commission. State Electorate Information
Government: Anne Hamersley Primary School; Aveley Secondary College; Ballajura Community College; Ballajura Primary School; Banksia Grove Primary School; Caversham Primary School; Herne Hill Primary School; Joseph Banks Secondary College; South Ballajura Primary School

Other: Beechboro Christian School; Ellenbrook Christian College; Holy Cross College; Riverlands Montessori School; St Helena's Catholic Primary School; Swan Christian College; Mary Mackillop Catholic Community Primary School; St John Paul 11 Catholic Primary School
Local Newspapers
Eastern Suburbs Reporter
Kalamunda Reporter
Midland Reporter
Local Governments within District
City of Swan (part) ; Statistical Profile of City of Swan
City of Wanneroo (part)

2017 Election Result


Successive Members for the West Swan District

Rita Saffioti
Rita Saffioti

Constituency created under Redistribution of Seats 2007

Rita Saffioti Australian Labor Party 2008 -
b = by-election