Electoral district of Penrith

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district penrith 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1973–present
MP Stuart Ayres
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake Penrith
Electors 54,184 (2015)
Area 75.61 km2 (29.2 sq mi)

Penrith is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It has been represented by Stuart Ayres of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2010 by-election. It is technically currently a safe Liberal seat, however prior to the 2010 by-election it was considered safe for the Australian Labor Party.

Penrith includes the suburbs of Penrith, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Glenbrook, Jamisontown, Lapstone, Lemongrove, Leonay, South Penrith and parts of Blaxland, Caddens, Cambridge Park, Castlereagh, Cambridge Gardens, Cranebrook, Kingswood and Werrington.[1]

Members for Penrith[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ron Mulock Labor 1973–1981
  Peter Anderson Labor 1981–1988
  Guy Matheson Liberal 1988–1991
  Faye Lo Po' Labor 1991–2003
  Karyn Paluzzano Labor 2003–2010
  Stuart Ayres Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Penrith[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Stuart Ayres 23,074 54.0 +21.4
Labor John Thain 10,832 25.3 -23.3
Greens Suzie Wright 4,232 9.9 +4.3
Christian Democrats Andrew Green 2,474 5.8 -0.4
Outdoor Recreation Joaquim De Lima 2,119 5.0 +5.0
Total formal votes 42,731 96.4 -0.9
Informal votes 1,589 3.6 +0.9
Turnout 44,320 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Stuart Ayres 25,023 66.3 +25.6
Labor John Thain 12,704 33.7 -25.6
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +25.6


  1. ^ "Penrith". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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