Moore – Australia 2019

LIB 11.0%

Incumbent MP
Ian Goodenough, since 2013.

Geography
Northern Perth. Moore covers suburbs along the coast on the northern fringe of Perth, including Hillarys, Sorrento, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Joondalup, Kinross, Kingsley and Woodvale.

History
Moore was created for the 1949 election, and has been dominated by conservative parties for most of its history. It has been held by the Country Party or Liberal Party for most of that period, although it was won by the ALP at three elections in the 1980s and was retained by a former Liberal independent in the 1990s.

Moore was first won in 1949 by the Country Party’s Hugh Leslie, a former state MP. Leslie held the seat until 1958, when he lost the seat to the Liberal Party’s Hugh Halbert. Leslie won the seat back in 1961, and retired in 1963.

Donald Maisey won the seat for the Country Party in 1963. He held the seat for the next decade, and lost in 1974 to the Liberal Party’s John Hyde. Hyde helped form ‘the Dries’ as a group of Liberal backbenchers supporting mass privatisations and deregulation, and was highly critical of the Fraser government. Hyde lost his seat in 1983.

The ALP’s Allen Blanchard won Moore in 1983, and held the seat until the 1990 election, when he lost to Liberal candidate Paul Filing.

Paul Filing was re-elected in 1993, but in 1995 he lost Liberal endorsement for Moore, and he became an independent. He managed to win re-election in 1996, but he lost the seat in 1998 to Liberal candidate Mal Washer.

Washer held Moore for five terms, and retired in 2013.. Washer was succeeded in 2013 by Liberal candidate Ian Goodenough, who was re-elected in 2016.

Candidates
No information.

Assessment
Moore is a safe Liberal seat.

2016 result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Ian Goodenough Liberal 48,13355.0+1.0
Tony Walker Labor 25,11828.7+2.9
Daniel Lindley Greens 11,10012.7+2.8
Maryka GroenewaldAustralian Christians3,1943.6+1.9
Informal2,8913.2

2016 two-party-preferred result

CandidatePartyVotes%Swing
Ian Goodenough Liberal 53,41661.0-1.4
Tony Walker Labor 34,12939.0+1.4

Booth breakdown

Booths have been divided into three parts: central, north and south.

The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 58% in the north to 68.8% in the south.

The Greens primary vote ranged from 11.5% in the south to 12.6% in the centre.

Voter groupGRN prim %LIB 2PP %Total votes% of votes
Central12.659.828,82732.9
North12.558.024,30727.8
South11.568.812,76014.6
Other votes14.960.812,06513.8
Pre-poll12.362.29,58610.9

Election results in Moore at the 2016 federal election
Toggle between two-party-preferred votes and Greens primary votes.


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