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West Swan Electorate profile

Current Member

Rita’s parents migrated post-war to Australia from Calabria, Italy and moved to Roleystone in the Perth Hills to establish an orchard. Rita grew up on the family orchard and worked during the school holidays and weekends helping pack and sort the fruit.

After graduating from university, Rita worked as an economist in Canberra and in Perth before being elected to State Parliament in 2008.

Following the 2017 state election Rita became the Minister for Transport; Planning; Lands.

When not at Parliament or with her family, Rita can usually be found at the footy cheering on her team, the Fremantle Dockers.

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West Swan Electorate Map

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