Division of Chifley

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Chifley
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Chifley 2010.png
Division of Chifley (green) in New South Wales
Created 1969
MP Ed Husic
Party Labor
Namesake Ben Chifley
Electors 102,385 (2013)[1]
Area 135 km2 (52.1 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Four of the candidates who stood for election for the Division of Chifley at the 2007 Federal election address electors at a public meeting in Shalvey on 11 November 2007. They are (seated at rear) Roger Price (ALP), Dave Vincent (CDP), James Cogan (Socialist) and (standing) John Forrester (Greens)

The Division of Chifley is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1969 and is named for Ben Chifley, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1945–49.

The division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney. On its original boundaries it was based on Blacktown, but now includes the suburbs of Minchinbury, Mount Druitt and Rooty Hill.

The Member for Chifley, since the 2010 federal election, is Ed Husic, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

Chifley has been won by the Labor Party at every federal election since its creation in 1969, and at the 2007 federal election was one of Labor's safest seats.[2]

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  John Armitage Labor 1969–1983
  Russ Gorman Labor 1983–1984
  Roger Price Labor 1984–2010
  Ed Husic Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Chifley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ed Husic 43,044 52.30 +0.72
Liberal Isabelle White 26,479 32.17 +1.85
Palmer United Christopher Buttel 3,361 4.08 +4.08
Christian Democrats Dave Vincent 2,862 3.48 −1.58
Greens Ben Hammond 2,198 2.67 −5.76
Independent Ammar Khan 1,749 2.13 +2.13
One Nation Elizabeth Power 1,402 1.70 −0.27
Democratic Labour Michael Wright 810 0.98 +0.98
Australia First Alex Norwick 396 0.48 −0.69
Total formal votes 82,301 86.64 −2.20
Informal votes 12,690 13.36 +2.20
Turnout 94,991 92.78 +0.09
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ed Husic 49,831 60.55 −1.79
Liberal Isabelle White 32,470 39.45 +1.79
Labor hold Swing −1.79

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chifley, NSW". Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "House of Representatives: Two party preferred by division". Election 2007. Australian Electoral Commission. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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Coordinates: 33°44′06″S 150°50′17″E / 33.735°S 150.838°E / -33.735; 150.838