Electoral district of Parramatta
Parramatta is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently held by Geoff Lee of the Liberal Party of Australia. A safe Labor seat for most of its history, it is now technically a safe Liberal seat.
The state seat of Parramatta is a 36.29km² urban electorate in Sydney's inner north-west, roughly analogous to the City of Parramatta, taking in the suburbs of Camellia, Clyde, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Harris Park, Mays Hill, Melrose Park, North Parramatta, Oatlands, Parramatta, Rosehill, Rydalmere and Westmead.
Parramatta is one of the two electorates, along with Murrumbidgee, to have existed continuously since the first Legislative Assembly election in 1856. It elected two members simultaneously from 1856 to 1880. In 1920, it absorbed Granville and elected three members under proportional representation. In 1927, it was divided into the single-member electorates of Parramatta, Granville and Auburn.
For most of its single member history since 1927 and prior to 2011 Parramatta was held by the ALP. Prior to 2011 it was last held by the Liberals by John Books in 1988-91. The Liberal Party had hopes of winning back the seat at the 1994 by-election when it was a marginal ALP seat but the ALP retain the seat with a huge swing towards it and thereby transforming it into a safe ALP seat.
Ironically it was still a safe ALP seat when the Liberal Party's Geoff Lee won the seat at the 2011 election.
Members for Parramatta
|Two members (1856—1880)|
|Henry Parker||None||1856–1857||George Oakes||None||1856–1860|
|James Byrnes||None||1864–1872||James Farnell||None||1864–1874|
|Dowell O'Reilly||Independent Free Trade||1894–1895|
|Thomas Moxham||Liberal Reform||1901–1916|
|Albert Bruntnell||Liberal Reform||1916–1917|
|Three members (1920—1927)|
|Albert Bruntnell||Nationalist||1920–1927||Bill Ely||Labor||1920–1922||Jack Lang||Labor||1920–1927|
|George Gollan||United Australia||1932–1945|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Parramatta|
|Christian Democrats||Peter Magee||1,674||3.7||-1.7|
|Socialist Alliance||Duncan Roden||706||1.6||+1.6|
|Family First||Thomas Katsoulas||622||1.4||+1.4|
|Total formal votes||44,778||96.2||-0.7|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+25.8|
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011.