Electoral district of Parramatta
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||36 km2 (13.9 sq mi)|
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 held by the Liberal party.
Parramatta is an urban electorate in Sydney's inner north-west, roughly analogous to the City of Parramatta, taking in the suburbs of Camellia, Carlingford, Dundas, Dundas Valley, Ermington, Granville, Harris Park, Melrose Park, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Oatlands, Parramatta, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Telopea and Westmead.
Parramatta is the only electorate 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 from 1988 to 1991. 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 retained the seat with a huge swing towards it.
It was won by the Liberal Party's Geoff Lee won 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|
|Tom 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|
- "Parramatta". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-03-10.
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011.