Andrew Hastie and Matt Keogh's last chance for votes

Andrew Hastie and Matt Keogh have made last-minute pitches for votes in the Canning byelection, both spending the afternoon visiting Mandurah polling booths.

Mr Hastie, who was with his wife Ruth and baby son Jonathan at Glencoe Primary School, said he would be busy talking to voters up until polls closed at 6pm.

“I'm getting positive feedback at the booths, but I'm taking nothing for granted and the bookies can often get it wrong,” he said.

“People like to talk it up, but it's not over until 6pm.”

Mr Hastie said the campaign had given him an insight into the concerns of the people of Canning.

“It has been a long campaign, long hours and long days speaking to people, hearing what they're concerned about.”

Mr Keogh, who was at Coodanup College, said he was quietly confident.

“I'm feeling pretty good, it's been great to be out at different booths today,” he said.

“But we're the underdog and the 11.8% swing required is still going to be a hard task.

Mr Keogh said he was visiting booths across the electorate, meeting as many voters as possible before polls closed.

“I started off at Armadale, I've been to Kelmscott where I used to do my basketball practice.

“The vibe's been pretty positive so far on the booths.

“People are happy and it didn't rain, so it’s a good day.”

When asked about their post-elections plans, both men said they would try to get a sleep in.

Polling in the Canning byelection close at 6pm.


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