Christian Porter, since 2013.
- Candidate summary
- 2019 results
- Booth breakdown
- Results maps
Pearce covers the northern suburbs of Perth, including most of the Wanneroo council area, along with the western edge of the Swan council area. The main suburbs are Wanneroo, Landsdale, Darch, Madeley, Carramar, Tapping, Mindarie, Merriwa, Butler, Yanchep and Two Rocks.
Pearce shifted south, losing most of its rural hinterland and gaining more Perth suburbs. Pearce gained Wanneroo, Hocking, Sinagra, Jandabup, Gnangara, Landsdale, Darch and Madeley from Cowan, and lost the Gingin, Chittering, Toodyay, Northam and York council areas, along with part of the Swan council area, to Durack. Pearce also lost the Beverley council area to O’Connor and another part of the Swan council area around Baskerville and Ellenbrook to Hasluck. These changes reduced the Liberal margin from 7.5% to 3.6%.
Pearce was created for the 1990 election, and in its short history it has always been held by the Liberal Party.
Pearce was first won in 1990 by Fred Chaney. Chaney had been a Liberal Senator since 1974, and had served as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1984 until he left the Senate to take a seat in the House of Representatives. Chaney had also served as a minister in the Fraser government from 1978 to 1983. Chaney retired from Pearce in 1993.
Pearce was won in 1993 by Liberal candidate Judi Moylan. Moylan served as a junior minister in the first term of the Howard government, and then served as a backbencher until her retirement in 2013.
Pearce was won in 2013 by Liberal candidate Christian Porter, a former minister in the state government. Porter has been re-elected twice.
Pearce has been significantly redrawn as a more marginal and more urban seat than it was previously. The electorate has traditionally voted more conservatively than Western Australia overall, but on the new boundaries it votes to the left of the state average. Christian Porter is a prominent MP but his reputation has been damaged since 2019 and could be in real trouble.
|Sandy Old||One Nation||8,199||8.2||+8.2||6.8|
|Rob Forster||United Australia Party||2,495||2.5||+2.5||2.6|
|Magdeleen Strauss||Australian Christians||1,609||1.6||+1.6||1.9|
|Ross Williamson||Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||2,125||2.1||+2.1||1.9|
|Michael Calautti||Western Australia Party||1,305||1.3||+1.3||0.8|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Polling places in Pearce have been divided into three areas: central, north and south.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 53% in the centre to 55.6% in the south.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 8% in the south to 11.2% in the north.
|Voter group||ON prim||GRN prim||LIB 2PP||Total votes||% of votes|