Division of Burt

The Division of Burt is an Australian electoral division in the state of Western Australia.

Burt
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Burt 2021 Map.svg
Division of Burt in Western Australia, as of the 2021 redistribution.
Created2016
MPMatt Keogh
PartyLabor
NamesakeBurt family of Western Australia
Electors105,218 (2019)
Area172 km2 (66.4 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan[1]

HistoryEdit

 
Septimus Burt, whose family is the division's namesake

The division was created in 2015 and was named after the Burt family, specifically Sir Archibald Burt, Septimus Burt and Sir Francis Burt.[2] The division is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Perth and covers areas that had previously been represented by the divisions of Canning, Hasluck and Tangney.[3]

The seat was first contested at the 2016 federal election. Based on the results from the 2013 federal election the division was created as a notionally fairly safe Liberal with a notional two-party preferred margin of 6.1 percent.[4] However, based on federal polling indicating a large nine percent two-party swing to Labor since the last election, Burt was tipped as one of several seats that could have potentially fallen to Labor at the 2016 federal election.[5] Additionally, much of the seat's territory is represented by Labor at state level.

The seat was won by Labor's Matt Keogh, who had been the Labor candidate in the 2015 Canning by-election, on a swing of over 13 percent, turning it from fairly safe Liberal to fairly safe Labor.

GeographyEdit

The seat presently comprises considerable portions of the City of Gosnells and the City of Armadale and portion of the City of Canning. Suburbs presently included are:[6]

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Matt Keogh
(1981–)
Labor 2 July 2016
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Burt[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Matt Keogh 36,058 40.96 −6.07
Liberal David Goode 29,420 33.42 −1.95
Greens Simone Collins 8,285 9.41 +1.38
One Nation Nicole Devincentis 5,116 5.81 +5.81
Christians Warnar Spyker 3,298 3.75 −1.40
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Peter Raffaelli 1,942 2.21 −2.22
United Australia Sahil Chawla 1,871 2.13 +2.13
Independent Naomi Nation 1,149 1.31 +1.31
Western Australia Sarcha Sagisaka 901 1.02 +1.02
Total formal votes 88,040 93.58 −2.00
Informal votes 6,042 6.42 +2.00
Turnout 94,082 89.42 +0.69
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Matt Keogh 48,414 54.99 −2.12
Liberal David Goode 39,626 45.01 +2.12
Labor hold Swing −2.12
Graph of Two-party-preferred vote Results in Burt

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Burt (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  2. ^ Proposed Redistribution of Western Australia into Electoral Divisions (PDF) (Report). Redistribution Committee for Western Australia. August 2015. p. 17.
  3. ^ "2015 Western Australian Federal redistribution - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News.
  4. ^ Federal Election 2016: Electoral Pendulum ABC.net.au. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ Bowe, William (11 May 2016). "Day Two: Essential, Lonergan, BludgerTrack and More." PollBludger.net. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Burt (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ Burt, WA, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

Coordinates: 32°6′30″S 115°58′8″E / 32.10833°S 115.96889°E / -32.10833; 115.96889