Division of McMahon

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of McMahon 2010.png
Division of McMahon (green) in New South Wales
Created 2009
MP Chris Bowen
Party Labor
Namesake William McMahon
Electors 99,286 (2013)[1]
Area 161 km2 (62.2 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of McMahon is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. 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 division is located in the western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Abbotsbury, Blacktown (part), Bossley Park, Canley Vale, Cecil Park, Eastern Creek, Edensor Park, Erskine Park, Fairfield, Fairfield Heights, Fairfield West, Greenfield Park, Greystanes, Horsley Park, Kemps Creek, Merrylands (part), Merrylands West, Mount Vernon, Orchard Hills, Pemulwuy, Prairiewood, Prospect, Smithfield, South Wentworthville (part), St Clair and Wetherill Park.

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.


Member Party Term
  Chris Bowen Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: McMahon[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Chris Bowen 41,334 50.19 −1.07
Liberal Ray King 33,430 40.59 +4.34
Palmer United Matthew Dobrincic 2,862 3.48 +3.48
Greens Astrid O'Neill 2,410 2.93 −5.12
Christian Democrats Manny Poularas 2,323 2.82 −1.62
Total formal votes 82,359 88.65 −0.51
Informal votes 10,542 11.35 +0.51
Turnout 92,901 93.57 +0.33
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Bowen 45,561 55.32 −2.49
Liberal Ray King 36,798 44.68 +2.49
Labor hold Swing −2.49


  1. ^ a b "NSW Division - McMahon, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 

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