Electoral district of Keira

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district keira 2015.svg
Location in Hunter-Sydney-Illawarra region
State New South Wales
Dates current 1988–present
MP Ryan Park
Party Australian Labor Party
Electors 56,897 (2015)
Area 204.43 km2 (78.9 sq mi)

Keira is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently represented by Ryan Park of the Australian Labor Party.

Keira is a northern Illawarra electorate taking in the northern and western Wollongong suburbs of Figtree, Keiraville, Mount Ousley, Balgownie, Corrimal, Bellambi, Woonona, Bulli, Thirroul, Austinmer and Coledale.[1]

Keira was established in 1988 largely as a replacement to the seat of Corrimal.[2] Like its predecessor, it is a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party. Labor have only ever fallen below 60 percent of the two-party preferred vote three times; twice to the Liberal Party of Australia in 1988 and 2011 and once to an independent in 1999.

Members for Keira[edit]

Member Party Term
  Col Markham Labor 1988–1999
  David Campbell Labor 1999–2011
  Ryan Park Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Keira[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ryan Park 26,893 53.1 +17.1
Liberal Philip Clifford 13,988 27.6 −7.6
Greens Elena Martinez 7,110 14.0 −1.6
Christian Democrats Joseph Carolan 1,703 3.4 +0.2
No Land Tax Jason Leto 911 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 50,605 97.1 +0.8
Informal votes 1,500 2.9 −0.8
Turnout 52,105 91.6 −1.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ryan Park 31,626 67.4 +14.5
Liberal Philip Clifford 15,298 32.6 −14.5
Labor hold Swing +14.5


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