Division of Fowler

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FOWLER 2016.png
Division of Fowler in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Chris Hayes
Party Labor
Namesake Lilian Fowler
Electors 105,483 (2016)
Area 69 km2 (26.6 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Fowler is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1984 and is named after Lilian Fowler, the first female mayor in Australia.

The division includes the suburbs of Cabramatta, Cabramatta West, Canley Heights, Chipping Norton, Edensor Park, Fairfield East, Greenfield Park, Liverpool, St Johns Park, Wakeley, and Warwick Farm; as well as parts of Abbotsbury, Bonnyrigg, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Carramar, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford, Moorebank, Mount Pritchard, Prairiewood, and Yennora.

The Member for Fowler, since the 2010 federal election, is Chris Hayes, a member of the Australian Labor Party.


Member Party Term
  Ted Grace Labor 1984–1998
  Julia Irwin Labor 1998–2010
  Chris Hayes Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Fowler[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Hayes 51,559 60.82 +3.80
Liberal Adam Farhan 21,812 25.73 −5.77
Greens Bill Cashman 5,264 6.21 +2.86
Christian Democrats Craig Hall 4,792 5.65 +1.86
Smokers Rights Joaquim de Lima 1,343 1.58 +1.58
Total formal votes 84,770 89.59 +3.14
Informal votes 9,850 10.41 −3.14
Turnout 94,620 89.70 −3.04
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Hayes 57,209 67.49 +4.60
Liberal Adam Farhan 27,561 32.51 −4.60
Labor hold Swing +4.60


  1. ^ Fowler, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 33°54′00″S 150°52′37″E / 33.900°S 150.877°E / -33.900; 150.877