AEC announces Christian Porter retains seat of Pearce


Christian Porter and AEC returning officer Ian Hannaby.
Christian Porter and AEC returning officer Ian Hannaby.

THE Australian Electoral Commission has officially declared Christian Porter the winning candidate for Pearce a month after the Federal Election.

The Yanchep resident, whose office is in Ellenbrook, said he was honoured to be re-elected for a second term after receiving the official confirmation from divisional returning officer Ian Hannaby on August 2.

“It is a privilege to represent our community and I am committed to providing strong and effective representation to achieve further great results for everyone in Pearce during this term,” he said

“I said it in my maiden speech and I will say it again – to represent the Western Australians in Pearce is a great responsibility and for as long as I am entrusted with this responsibility I will give it absolutely everything I have.

“I thank the people of Pearce for again entrusting me with this responsibility.

“I would also like to thank the Australian Electoral Commission and its dedicated staff for their hard work and effort.”

On a two-candidate preferred basis, Mr Porter won 46,672 votes (53.6 per cent) compared to Labor candidate Thomas French on 40,360.

The MP received 39,551 first preference votes, and there was a 87.3 per cent voter turnout in the electorate.

Mr Porter will be the guest speaker at Wanneroo Business Association’s monthly breakfast on August 17.

The networking event will be held at Portofinos Restaurant and Function Centre in Mindarie from 7am.

To book a place, visit wanneroobusiness.com.