Electoral district of Blue Mountains

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Blue Mountains
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Blue mountains NSW State Electoral District.png
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Created 1968
MP Roza Sage
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 49,399 (2011)
Area 1,418 km2 (547.5 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

Blue Mountains is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Roza Sage of the Liberal Party of Australia as of 2011.

The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 45,289 electors on 29 April 2007.[1] Since the 2007 election it has encompassed all of the City of Blue Mountains, except Glenbrook and Lapstone.[2] The district has been a significant bellwether in state elections. Since its creation in 1968, the district has gone to the winning party at each state election.[3]

Members for Blue Mountains[edit]

Member Party Period
  Harold Coates Independent 1968–1976
  Mick Clough Labor 1976–1981
  Bob Debus Labor 1981–1988
  Barry Morris Liberal 1988–1994
  Independent 1994–1995
  Bob Debus Labor 1995–2007
  Phil Koperberg Labor 2007–2011
  Roza Sage Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Blue Mountains[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Roza Sage 17,681 39.1 +10.6
Labor Trish Doyle 10,253 22.7 -18.1
Independent Janet Mays 7,804 17.3 +17.3
Greens Kerrin O'Grady 7,647 16.9 +0.7
Christian Democrats Merv Cox 1,841 4.1 +4.1
Total formal votes 45,226 97.5 -0.4
Informal votes 1,141 2.5 +0.4
Turnout 46,367 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Roza Sage 20,736 54.7 +15.8
Labor Trish Doyle 17,144 45.3 -15.8
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +15.8

See also[edit]