Canning MHR Andrew Hastie wins seat with 4.6 per cent swing to Liberals

Andrew Hastie with wife Ruth, Jonathan and Beatrice Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d493289
Andrew Hastie with wife Ruth, Jonathan and Beatrice Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d493289

WITH 73.49 per cent of votes counted, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie held his seat with a comfortable margin in the Federal Election.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie celebrated his win with family and supporters at Mandurah Country Club.

Mr Hastie gained 45,574 (61.39 per cent) of the two candidate preferred (TCP) vote, with Labor candidate Mellisa Teede gaining 28,666 (38.61 per cent) of the TCP vote.

Mr Hastie said he was humbled to be re-elected.

There was a 4.6 per cent swing to the Liberal Party. The Liberal Party previously held the Canning electorate with a margin of 6.8 per cent.

Ms Teede said many people had come to her saying they had been too complacent as a Labor community.

“We need to think about what we do moving forward to make sure our young people in particular are brought in and have a voice to help us rebuild for future elections,” she said.

Labor candidate for Canning Mellisa Teede with supporters at Sunbreakers Restaurant.