Electoral district of Liverpool

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Liverpool
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district liverpool 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1950–present
MP Paul Lynch
Party Australian Labor Party
Area 29.30 km2 (11.3 sq mi)

Liverpool is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's West. It is currently represented by Paul Lynch of the Australian Labor Party.

The district is located in Western Sydney, within the boundaries of the Liverpool City Council. It includes the suburbs of Ashcroft, Busby, Carnes Hill, Cartwright, Green Valley, Heckenberg, Hinchinbrook, Horningsea Park, Hoxton Park, Liverpool, Miller, Sadleir, Warwick Farm and West Hoxton.[1]

History[edit]

Liverpool was created in 1950 and has since always been represented by a member of the Australian Labor Party. It has historically been one of the safest Labor seats in New South Wales and is considered a part of Labor's heartland in Western Sydney[1] [2]. At the 2011 election it became the safest ALP seat with sitting member Paul Lynch winning 64.7% of the two party preferred vote although Ron Hoenig won a larger vote at the Heffron by-election held in August 2012 but that was achieved in the absence of a Liberal opponent.

Members for Liverpool[edit]

Member Party Term
  James McGirr Labor 1950–1952
  Jack Mannix Labor 1952–1971
  George Paciullo Labor 1971–1989
  Peter Anderson Labor 1989–1995
  Paul Lynch Labor 1995–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Liverpool[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Paul Lynch 22,223 51.4 -13.5
Liberal Mazhar Hadid 11,883 27.5 +9.5
Independent Michael Byrne 3,740 8.7 +8.7
Christian Democrats Matt Attia 2,916 6.7 +2.6
Greens Signe Westerberg 2,451 5.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 43,213 93.9 -1.6
Informal votes 2,828 6.1 +1.6
Turnout 46,041 92.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Paul Lynch 24,276 64.7 -12.2
Liberal Mazhar Hadid 13,241 35.3 +12.2
Labor hold Swing -12.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 

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