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 current2013–present
MP John Quigley
Party Labor
Namesake Butler
Electors 32,711 (2021)
Area160 km2 (61.8 sq mi)
Demographic North Metropolitan
Coordinates 31°35′S115°44′E / 31.59°S 115.73°E / -31.59; 115.73 Coordinates: 31°35′S115°44′E / 31.59°S 115.73°E / -31.59; 115.73

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.

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Geography

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 comprised 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 included the outposts of Yanchep and Two Rocks, the populated suburbs of Butler, Jindalee, Clarkson, Merriwa 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]

After the 2019 redistribution, the electoral district now consists of the following areas of Two Rocks, Yanchep, Egliton, Alkimos, Butler, Jindalee, Merriwa, Ridgewood, and Nowergup with the boundaries of Butler stretching from the western coastal boundary of the City of Wanneroo to its northern limits of Two Rocks and bounded in the south by Hester Avenue and Wanneroo Road in the east.

History

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.

The district boundaries were redistributed in 2019 and saw the suburb of Quinns Rock being removed from the electoral district. [2]

Members for Butler

MemberPartyTerm
  John Quigley Labor 2013–present

Election results

2021 Western Australian state election: Butler [3]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labor John Quigley 10,62277.4+19.9
Liberal Linda Aitken1,89813.8−6.3
Greens Elizabeth Kamara5223.8−2.5
No Mandatory Vaccination P. Becker3132.3+2.3
Christians Katrina Hildebrandt2671.9+0.3
WAxit Raj Bawa1070.8−0.1
Total formal votes13,72997.0+1.9
Informal votes4243.0−1.9
Turnout 14,15343.3−28.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Quigley 11,31382.5+11.9
Liberal Linda Aitken2,40717.5−11.9
Labor hold Swing +11.9
Results are not final.

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References

  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. "State election boundary shake-up". Community News. 28 November 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. 2021 State General Election – Butler District Results, WAEC