Division of McMahon

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McMahon
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of MCMAHON 2016.png
Division of McMahon in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created2010
MPChris Bowen
PartyLabor
NamesakeSir William McMahon
Electors106,806 (2019)
Area168 km2 (64.9 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

The Division of McMahon is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.

History[edit]

Sir William McMahon, the division's namesake

The division was established in 2010 and is named in honour of former Australian Prime Minister Sir William McMahon. It replaced the abolished division of Prospect.

The current Member for McMahon, since the 2010 federal election, is the former member for Prospect, Chris Bowen, former interim leader of the Australian Labor Party.

Notably in 2017, the division had the third-highest percentage of "No" responses in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, with 64.9% of the electorate's respondents to the survey responding "No".[1]

Boundaries[edit]

The division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Erskine Park, Fairfield Heights, Greystanes, Guildford West, Horsley Park, Merrylands West, Minchinbury, Mount Vernon, Old Guildford, Pemulwuy, Smithfield, St Clair, Wetherill Park, and Woodpark; as well as parts of Abbotsbury, Arndell Park, Blacktown, Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Cecil Park, Eastern Creek, Fairfield, Fairfield West, Guildford, Huntingwood, Kemps Creek, Merrylands, Orchard Hills, Prairiewood, Prospect, South Wentworthville, and Yennora.

Members[edit]

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Chris Bowen 2016.jpg Chris Bowen
(1973–)
Labor 21 August 2010
present
Previously held the Division of Prospect. Served as minister under Gillard and Rudd. Served as Opposition Leader in 2013. Incumbent

Election results[edit]

2019 Australian federal election: McMahon[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Chris Bowen 39,351 46.08 −7.36
Liberal Vivek Singha 28,441 33.31 +3.26
One Nation Damian Commane 7,046 8.25 +8.25
Greens Astrid O'Neill 4,218 4.94 −0.48
United Australia Meg Wrightson 3,329 3.90 +3.90
Christian Democrats Zeeshan Francis 3,008 3.52 −3.68
Total formal votes 85,393 87.92 −2.19
Informal votes 11,731 12.08 +2.19
Turnout 97,124 90.98 +1.04
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Bowen 48,364 56.64 −5.47
Liberal Vivek Singha 37,029 43.36 +5.47
Labor hold Swing −5.47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey 2017 Response Final". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ McMahon, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°50′13″S 150°51′32″E / 33.837°S 150.859°E / -33.837; 150.859