Division of Pearce
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Pearce (green) in Western Australia
|Area||14,401 km2 (5,560.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Pearce is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia. It is located to the east and north of Perth, taking in several rural areas in the Wheatbelt adjoining the Perth metropolitan area to the south-east, east and north-east, then sweeping around to the Indian Ocean where it includes several outer northern suburbs of the metropolitan area.
The division was named after Rt Hon Sir George Pearce, a founder of the Australian Labor Party in Western Australia, and the longest-serving member of the Australian Senate. The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 31 March 1989, and was first contested at the 1990 federal election. It has been held by the Liberal Party of Australia for its entire existence, and has usually been fairly safe for that party.
On 12 June 2012, West Australian state MP Christian Porter announced he would contest the federal seat of Pearce during the 2013 federal election due to the retirement of Judi Moylan. Pearce retained the seat for the Liberal Party.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Pearce|
|Palmer United||Frank Hough||6,587||7.47||+7.47|
|WA Nationals||Craig McAllister||4,326||4.91||+2.37|
|Rise Up Australia||Diane Davies||791||0.90||+0.90|
|Katter's Australian||Eddie Richards||727||0.82||+0.82|
|Total formal votes||88,191||94.10||−0.19|