Wyatt and Randall extend their leads

As of yesterday morning, his margin had increased to 4.52 per cent from the 0.57 per cent recorded at the last election.

According to the tally yesterday, Mr Wyatt received 45 per cent of first preference votes, Labor’s Adrian Evans received 22,851 votes and the Palmer United Party narrowly missed the Greens’ result of 5188 first preference votes.

In the Canning electorate Don Randall, whose margin was reduced last election by Labor candidate Alannah MacTiernan, received a 9.57 per cent two-party preferred swing, increasing his margin to 11.76 per cent, broadening the divide with Labor by 13,891 votes.

Ms MacTiernan, a former Armadale MLA, succeeded in her second bid for federal politics, winning the seat of Perth.

The Canning electorate experienced a swing of nearly 14 per cent away from Labor but not all went to Mr Randall.

Palmer United Party votes outstripped Greens votes, with 4721 of first preferences recorded.

‘I am extremely grateful to the electors of Canning where one of the highest swings in the nation was achieved,’ Mr Randall said yesterday.

‘Every polling booth in Canning was won, except one ” but even this booth had an 11 per cent swing in our favour.’

Local election promises are few and far between in Canning, with just a $170,000 CCTV commitment for upgrades and extensions in the Armadale CBD and a commitment to Green Army Projects for environmental solutions at Darling Downs Equestrian Estate and Birriga Brook in Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Hasluck committed to Green Army Projects across sites in Gosnells, Thornlie and Kenwick.

There is also $686 million promised for the nearby Gateway WA Project to reduce congestion and improve access to Perth Airport.

‘I’m keen to pursue some important concerns, including delivering broadband to black spot areas and increasing community safety,’ Mr Wyatt said.