Burt – Australia 2019

ALP 7.1%

Incumbent MP
Matt Keogh, since 2016.

Geography
South of Perth. Burt covers parts of Armadale, Canning and Gosnells council areas, including the suburbs of Armadale, Canning Vale, Gosnells, Huntingdale, Kelmscott, Thornlie and Westfield.

History
Burt was first created in 2016, primarily out of parts of Canning. That seat had been a marginal seat, leaning towards the Liberal Party.

Labor’s Matt Keogh lost the 2015 Canning by-election to Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie. He then went on to win Burt at the 2016 election.

Candidates
No information.

Assessment
Burt leans towards Labor, but is not entirely safe.

2016 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Matt Keogh Labor 39,67347.0+15.1
Matt O’Sullivan Liberal 29,83635.4-10.2
Muhammad Salman Greens 6,7708.0+0.3
Warnar SpykerAustralian Christians4,3455.2+1.6
Ian BlevinShooters, Fishers and Farmers3,7344.4+4.4
Informal3,9034.4

2016 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Matt Keogh Labor 48,17757.1+13.2
Matt O’Sullivan Liberal 36,18142.9-13.2

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into three parts:

  • North-East – Gosnells, Huntingdale and Thornlie
  • North-West – Canning Vale and Southern River
  • South – Armadale, Kelmscott and Westfield

The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in two areas, polling 61.4% in the north-east and 64.5% in the south.

The Liberal Party polled 51.8% in the north-west.

Voter groupALP 2PP %Total votes% of votes
North-East61.420,85024.7
North-West48.220,26724.0
South64.518,14021.5
Other votes55.512,61815.0
Pre-poll55.312,48314.8

Two-party-preferred votes in Burt at the 2016 federal election

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