Electoral district of Auburn

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district auburn 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
MPLuke Foley
PartyLabor Party
NamesakeAuburn, New South Wales
Electors55,471 (2017)
Area39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Electorates around Auburn:
Parramatta Ryde
Granville Auburn Drummoyne
Fairfield Bankstown Lakemba

Auburn is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's West. It is currently represented by Luke Foley, the leader of the Labor Party.

Auburn includes the suburbs of Auburn, Berala, Homebush Bay, Lidcombe, Newington, Rookwood, Silverwater, South Granville, Sydney Olympic Park, Wentworth Point and parts of Chester Hill, Guildford, Merrylands and Regents Park.[1]


Auburn was created in 1927. It has been held by the Labor Party for its entire existence, and for most of that time has been one of Labor's safest seats in New South Wales. It is considered a part of Labor's heartland in Western Sydney.[2][3]

Auburn was once represented by former Premier, Jack Lang, and later by his son, James Lang. The seat was once vacant for four months; between December, 1955 and March, 1956; as a result of the death of Edgar Dring. A by-election was not held, given the relatively short amount of time left until the 1956 New South Wales state election.


Member Party Term
  Jack Lang Labor 1927–1940
  Labor (N-C) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1943
  Lang Labor 1943–1946
  James Lang Lang Labor 1946–1950
  Edgar Dring Labor 1950–1955
  Thomas Ryan Labor 1956–1965
  Peter Cox Labor 1965–1988
  Peter Nagle Labor 1988–2001
  Barbara Perry Labor 2001–2015
  Luke Foley Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Auburn[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Luke Foley 19,504 44.5 −1.0
Liberal Ronney Oueik 15,471 35.3 +1.9
Greens Malikeh Michels 2,658 6.1 −0.4
Independent Paul Garrard 2,457 5.6 +5.6
No Land Tax Kays Ahmed 1,857 4.2 +4.2
Christian Democrats Raema Walker 1,836 4.2 −0.5
Total formal votes 43,783 94.5 +0.1
Informal votes 2,560 5.5 −0.1
Turnout 46,343 87.0 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Luke Foley 21,343 55.9 −1.2
Liberal Ronney Oueik 16,816 44.1 +1.2
Labor hold Swing −1.2


  1. ^ "Auburn". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Labor has `let down heartland' O'Farrell".
  3. ^ "Eight Western Sydney Labor MPs rebel against Nathan Rees on Parklea prison privatisation".
  4. ^ State Electoral District of Auburn: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  5. ^ State Electoral District of Auburn: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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