Division of Canning
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Canning (green) in Western Australia
|Area||6,178 km2 (2,385.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Canning is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. The division was created in 1949 and is named for Alfred Canning, the Western Australian government surveyor who surveyed the Canning Stock Route. It was originally a country seat that traded hands between the two main centre-right parties, the Country and Liberal parties. Since 1980 it has been located in the southern suburbs of the two largest cities in Western Australia, Perth and Mandurah. It is a highly marginal seat due to the balanced proportion of the urban north and the rural south, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party. Canning had a Liberal margin of 4.3 percent leading into the 2010 election, and was targeted by Labor, who stood high-profile candidate and former state Labor MP Alannah MacTiernan. The Liberals retained the seat, however Canning was the only Western Australian seat to see a two-party preferred swing toward the Australian Labor Party.
The division of Canning stretches from Kelmscott in the north to Wagerup in the south, and incorporates the metropolitan Perth areas of the City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale as well as the regional areas incorporating the City of Mandurah south of, and including, Mandurah CBD itself as well as the Shires of Murray (including Pinjarra, Yunderup and Dwellingup), Waroona (including Waroona and Preston Beach) and Boddington (including Boddington).
|Australian federal election, 2013: Canning|
|Palmer United||Wendy Lamotte||6,088||6.88||+6.88|
|Family First||Alice Harper||1,197||1.35||−0.19|
|Katter's Australian||Richard Eldridge||776||0.88||+0.88|
|Rise Up Australia||Lee Rumble||669||0.76||+0.76|
|Total formal votes||88,493||94.48||−1.00|