Electoral district of Lake Macquarie

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Lake Macquarie
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Lake Macquarie.png
Location in the Hunter region
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1950–present
MPGreg Piper
Electors57,686 (2019)
Area531.46 km2 (205.2 sq mi)
Electorates around Lake Macquarie:
Cessnock Cessnock Wallsend
Lake Macquarie Charlestown
Wyong Wyong Swansea

Lake Macquarie is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Hunter Region of the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently represented by the independent Greg Piper.

Lake Macquarie currently is entirely located in the City of Lake Macquarie and includes suburbs as far north as Killingworth, Boolaroo and Cardiff and as far east as Cardiff South.[1] Suburbs further north are in Cessnock and Wallsend and suburbs further east are in Charlestown and Swansea.

Members for Lake Macquarie[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jim Simpson Labor 1950–1968
  Merv Hunter Labor 1969–1991
  Jeff Hunter Labor 1991–2007
  Greg Piper Independent 2007–present

Election results[edit]

2019 New South Wales state election: Lake Macquarie[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Greg Piper 26,811 53.53 +11.08
Labor Jo Smith 10,735 21.43 −9.23
Liberal Lindsay Paterson 7,742 15.46 −1.33
Greens Kim Grierson 2,517 5.03 +0.07
Animal Justice Laurance Taranto 1,481 2.96 +0.56
Sustainable Australia Marie Rolfe 796 1.59 +1.59
Total formal votes 50,082 96.48 −0.28
Informal votes 1,827 3.52 +0.28
Turnout 51,909 89.99 −1.00
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jo Smith 16,390 57.37 −5.79
Liberal Lindsay Paterson 12,180 42.63 +5.79
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Greg Piper 31,164 72.11 +11.42
Labor Jo Smith 12,053 27.89 −11.42
Independent hold Swing +11.42


  1. ^ "Lake Macquarie". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Lake Macquarie: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Lake Macquarie: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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