WA Election: Labor claims seats of Joondalup and Kingsley


New Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, Premier Mark McGowan with new Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Federal member for Cowan Anne Aly. Picture: Martin Kennealey
New Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton, Premier Mark McGowan with new Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton and Federal member for Cowan Anne Aly. Picture: Martin Kennealey

THE WA Labor party has ended its comprehensive State election victory by taking the seats of Joondalup and Kingsley.

Emily Hamilton and Jessica Stojkovski claimed the respective electorates late yesterday after close battles with their Liberal counterparts.

With about 90 per cent of the vote counted on Friday, Ms Hamilton was leading Joondalup incumbent Jan Norberger by 299 votes and Ms Stojkovski had a 315 vote lead over Kingsley MLA Andrea Mitchell on a two candidate preferred basis.

In Joondalup, the margin had previously been as little as 15 votes.

It makes a near clean sweep of the northern suburbs for Labor; Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic retained his seat and Peter Katsambanis gained Hillarys for the Liberals but Labor has elected members in the Kingsley, Girrawheen, Joondalup, Burns Beach, Wanneroo, West Swan and Butler electorates, with five held by women.

The results saw Liberal ministers Albert Jacob, Andrea Mitchell and Paul Miles lose their seats.