Electoral district of Butler

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Butler
Western AustraliaLegislative Assembly
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Location of Butler (dark green) in the Perth metropolitan area
State Western Australia
Dates current 2013–present
MP John Quigley
Party Labor
Namesake Butler
Electors 30,381 (2017)
Area 163 km2 (62.9 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan

The Electoral district of Butler is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. The district is named for the outer northern Perth suburb of Butler which falls within its borders.

History[edit]

Butler was created at the 2011 redistribution for the 2013 state election, essentially as Mindarie renamed; the locality of Mindarie was moved from the electorate and into the neighbouring district of Ocean Reef. The inclusion of the locality Banksia Grove accounting for continued population growth of the northern corridor in the Perth metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Coming into effect after the 2013 election, the boundaries of Butler stretch from the coastal boundary of the City of Wanneroo to its northern and eastern limits, and comprises 546 km² of land otherwise bounded in the south by the Kinross east-west boundary fence, Burns Beach Road, Wanneroo Road, Flynn Drive, Old Yanchep Road and Neaves Road. Its boundaries include the outposts of Yanchep and Two Rocks, the populated suburbs of Banksia Grove, Butler, Jindalee, Clarkson, Merriwa, Quinns Rocks and Ridgewood, the semi-rural localities of Carabooda, Neerabup, Nowergup, the growing locality of Alkimos and the largely unpopulated localities of Eglinton and Pinjar.[1]

Members for Butler[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Quigley Labor 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Western Australian state election, 2017: Butler[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Quigley 13,392 55.9 +10.7
Liberal Linda Aitken 5,006 20.9 −23.6
One Nation Susan Hoddinott 2,131 8.9 +8.9
Greens Tom Webster 1,659 6.9 −1.5
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Jan van Niekerk 884 3.7 +3.7
Christians Ryno Joubert 439 1.8 −0.0
Micro Business Ola Sommer 231 1.0 +1.0
Matheson for WA Ron Smith 224 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 23,966 95.1 +2.0
Informal votes 1,226 4.9 −2.0
Turnout 25,192 82.9 +6.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Quigley 16,641 69.5 +18.5
Liberal Linda Aitken 7,321 30.6 −18.5
Labor hold Swing +18.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Electoral Commission (22 December 2011). "2011 Electoral Distribution - Final Boundaries - North Metropolitan - Butler". Archived from the original on 2013-04-19. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
  2. ^ Butler District Profile and Results, 2017 State General Election, WAEC.