Liberals storm home

(Top) Ashby residents Nigel Webb and Kate McMaster with baby Ivy. (Above) Kelvin Leach of Greenwood. Picture: Louise White d407514
(Top) Ashby residents Nigel Webb and Kate McMaster with baby Ivy. (Above) Kelvin Leach of Greenwood. Picture: Louise White d407514

Former state attorney general Christian Porter and Wanneroo councillor Ian Goodenough will join incumbent Cowan MHR Luke Simpkins in the House of Representatives after securing seats in Pearce and Moore respectively on September 7.

Mr Goodenough garnered 36,622 votes, equating to 53.46 per cent, in first preferences which increased 42,661 in the two-candidate preferred results, and had a 16,818 margin over Australian Labor Party candidate Jason Lawrance.

In Pearce, 45.6 per cent of voters preferred Mr Porter, giving him 31.890 votes, which went up to 40,891 in two-candidate preferences, a 11,852 margin over ALP’s Madeleine West.

Mr Simpkins experienced a slight swing of -0.65 per cent in preferences but won 33,571 votes (49.41 per cent). Two-candidate preferences gave him a +0.85 per cent swing, 38,823 votes and a 9705 vote margin over ALP candidate Tristan Cockman.

When it came to electing senators, 39 per cent of voters in Cowan voted Liberal, almost 31 per cent voted Labor and 7 per cent voted for the Greens.

In Moore, 46 per cent favoured the Liberals, 23.5 per cent Labor, and almost 9 per cent the Greens.

The Pearce electorate gave the Liberals more than 38 per cent of their votes, Labor 25 per cent and the Greens almost 9 per cent.

Voter turnout was 72.38 per cent of the 101,095 people enrolled in Pearce, 73.93 per cent of the 97,060 enrolled in Moore, and in Cowan, 75.13 per cent of the 95,395 enrolled.