Electoral district of Mount Druitt

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Mount Druitt
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district mountdruitt 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1971–1981, 1991–present
MP Richard Amery
Party Australian Labor Party
Area 38.95 km2 (15.0 sq mi)

Mount Druitt is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is an 89.01 km² urban electorate in Sydney's outer west, taking in the suburbs of Mount Druitt, Marsden Park, and Arndell Park. There were 45,408 voters enrolled in time for the 2003 elections. Mount Druitt is known as a largely working-class area, and as such, the electorate has tended to strongly support the Australian Labor Party. The current member for Mount Druitt, Richard Amery, has held the seat since 1991.

History[edit]

Mount Druitt was originally created in 1971 and abolished prior to the 1981 election and replaced by St Marys. It was re-established prior to the 1991 election. It is an area which has always heavily voted Labor.

Members for Mount Druitt[edit]

First incarnation (1971—1981)
Member Party Term
  Jim Southee Labor 1971–1973
  Tony Johnson Labor 1973–1981
Second incarnation (1991—present)
Member Party Term
  Richard Amery Labor 1991–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Mount Druitt[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Richard Amery 20,037 48.0 -16.0
Liberal Venus Priest 14,781 35.4 +15.8
Christian Democrats Dave Vincent 3,519 8.4 +1.1
Greens Debbie Robertson 3,380 8.1 +2.9
Total formal votes 41,717 94.6 -0.9
Informal votes 2,378 5.4 +0.9
Turnout 44,095 91.4 -0.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Richard Amery 21,352 56.7 -18.6
Liberal Venus Priest 16,286 43.3 +18.6
Labor hold Swing -18.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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