Electoral district of Keira

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Keira
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Keira.png
Location in the Illawarra region
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1988–present
MPRyan Park
PartyLabor Party
Electors58,824 (2019)
Area204.43 km2 (78.9 sq mi)
Electorates around Keira:
Wollondilly Heathcote Pacific Ocean
Wollondilly Keira Pacific Ocean
Wollondilly Shellharbour Wollongong

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 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 Labor Party. Labor have only ever fallen below 60 percent of the two-party preferred vote three times; twice to the Liberal Party in 1988 and 2011 and once to an independent in 1999.

Members for Keira[edit]

Member Party Term
  Col Markham[3] Labor 1988–1999
  David Campbell[4] Labor 1999–2011
  Ryan Park[5] Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

2019 New South Wales state election: Keira[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ryan Park 27,884 53.69 +0.55
Liberal Chris Atlee 13,736 26.45 −1.19
Greens Kaye Osborn 8,248 15.88 +1.83
Sustainable Australia John Gill 2,068 3.98 +3.98
Total formal votes 51,936 97.07 −0.05
Informal votes 1,567 2.93 +0.05
Turnout 53,503 90.95 −0.62
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ryan Park 33,744 69.75 +2.35
Liberal Chris Atlee 14,635 30.25 −2.35
Labor hold Swing +2.35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keira". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Keira". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Mr Colin William Markham (1940- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "The Hon. David Andrew Campbell (1957- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr Ryan John Park MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Keira: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Keira: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.