WA Labor’s election win is being celebrated across the northern suburbs as candidates enjoy strong swings away from Liberal in several seats.
With about 65 per cent of the vote counted in Wanneroo, Labor’s Sabine Winton has won 48 per cent compared to sitting Liberal member Paul Miles, who has almost 30 per cent.
On the two-party preferred basis, Ms Winton has 58 per cent.
Butler MLA John Quigley has secured 57 per cent of the vote, with 63 per cent counted, with Liberal candidate Linda Aitken on almost 21 per cent.
On the two-party preferred basis, the incumbent has won almost 70 per cent and he celebrated the additional swing with supporters at Quinns Rocks Sports Club tonight.
With 66 per cent of votes counted in Burns Beach, incumbent Albert Jacob and Labor’s Mark Folkard are about 300 votes apart.
The race is equally close in Joondalup, where Liberal MP Jan Norberger has won more than 7300 of votes counted so far compared to Labor candidate Emily Hamilton’s 6900-plus.
In Hillarys, independent Rob Johnson (almost 4000 votes so far) lags behind both Liberal candidate Peter Katsambanis (7500 votes so far) and Labor’s Teresa Ritchie (5300 votes so far).
Labor candidate for Kingsley Jessica Stojkovski expects to win on a two-part preferred basis, although Liberal Andrea Mitchell is ahead in actual votes – with more than 70 per cent counted, the incumbent MP has won more than 7700 votes compared to 7400 for Labor.
Girrawheen MLA Margaret Quirk retained her seat for Labor, winning more than 57 per cent of votes compared to Liberal candidate Dame Krcoski’s 28 per cent.
Incumbent Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic has maintained his seat with 51 per cent of voters choosing the Liberal MP compared to 28 per cent who supported Labor candidate Andrew Owens.
Labor MP Rita Saffioti has retained West Swan with 60 per cent, while Liberal candidate Rod Henderson won almost 25 per cent.