WILLAGEE Labor MP Peter Tinley seems to have drawn the short straw of southern politicians in proposed new state electoral boundaries released today.
The Chook reckons Mr Tinley’s 20 point margin will take a huge hit, as he loses Labor heartland in Hilton and Spearwood, and picks up blue-blooded Winthrop. To give an indication of what that means, at the 2013 election Liberal Matt Taylor picked up 2537 votes at the Winthrop primary school booth, while Labor’s Rob Chasland could rope in just 806.
Mr Tinley’s upbeat assessment: “I think the people of Winthrop have finally had an extraordinary turn of luck.”
Fremantle’s Simone McGurk will come out ahead by picking up Labor votes in Spearwood and Hilton and losing Palmyra, which goes to Dean Nalder’s Alfred Cove seat.
He’ll not mind that, as it won’t have much difference on his solid margin.
Joe Francis will shore up Jandakot slightly, while Fran Logan in Cockburn and Matt Taylor in Bateman will come out roughly even, by the Chook’s analysis.