Division of Chifley

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of CHIFLEY 2016.png
Division of Chifley in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1969
MP Ed Husic
Party Labor
Namesake Ben Chifley
Electors 103,864 (2016)
Area 126 km2 (48.6 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 Bidwill, Blackett, Bungarribee, Colebee, Dean Park, Dharruk, Doonside, Emerton, Glendenning, Hassall Grove, Hebersham, Lethbridge Park, Marayong, Marsden Park, Mount Druitt, Oakhurst, Plumpton, Rooty Hill, Ropes Crossing, Shalvey, Shanes Park, Tregear, Whalan, Willmot, and Woodcroft; as well as parts of Arndell Park, Blacktown, Eastern Creek, Huntingwood, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, and Schofields.

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.[1]


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, 2016: Chifley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ed Husic 52,278 61.09 +8.39
Liberal Mohit Kumar 19,394 22.66 −9.16
Christian Democrats Joshua Green 7,820 9.14 +5.68
Greens Eliza James 3,883 4.54 +1.88
Independent Ammar Khan 2,194 2.56 +0.44
Total formal votes 85,569 91.66 +4.95
Informal votes 7,785 8.34 −4.95
Turnout 93,354 89.88 +0.16
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ed Husic 59,202 69.19 +8.26
Liberal Mohit Kumar 26,367 30.81 −8.26
Labor hold Swing +8.26


  1. ^ "House of Representatives: Two party preferred by division". Election 2007. Australian Electoral Commission. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Chifley, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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