Electoral district of Penrith

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district penrith 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1973–present
MPStuart Ayres
PartyLiberal Party
Electors56,125 (2017)
Area75.61 km2 (29.2 sq mi)
Electorates around Penrith:
Blue Mountains Hawkesbury Londonderry
Blue Mountains Penrith Londonderry
Blue Mountains Mulgoa Mulgoa

Penrith is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It has been represented by Stuart Ayres of the Liberal Party since the 2010 by-election. It was a safe Labor seat for most of its history before 2010, but Ayres won the 2010 by-election with a swing of 25.7 percent—at the time, the biggest swing against a sitting government in New South Wales history.

Penrith includes the suburbs of Penrith, Emu Heights, Emu Plains, Glenbrook, Jamisontown, Lapstone, Lemongrove, Leonay, South Penrith and parts of Blaxland, Caddens, Cambridge Park, Castlereagh, Cambridge Gardens, Cranebrook, Kingswood and Werrington.[1]

Members for Penrith[edit]

Member Party Term
  Ron Mulock Labor 1973–1981
  Peter Anderson Labor 1981–1988
  Guy Matheson Liberal 1988–1991
  Faye Lo Po' Labor 1991–2003
  Karyn Paluzzano Labor 2003–2010
  Stuart Ayres Liberal 2010–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Penrith[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Stuart Ayres 21,712 45.6 −8.7
Labor Emma Husar 15,632 32.9 +7.0
Jackie Kelly 4,272 9.0 +9.0
Greens Mark O'Sullivan 2,633 5.5 −3.7
Christian Democrats May Spencer 1,856 3.9 −1.7
No Land Tax Angelo Pezzano 949 2.0 +2.0
Victor Waterson 322 0.7 +0.7
Carolyn Kennett 202 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 47,578 96.0 +0.2
Informal votes 1,995 4.0 −0.2
Turnout 49,573 91.5 −0.2
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Stuart Ayres 23,212 56.2 −9.9
Labor Emma Husar 18,061 43.8 +9.9
Liberal hold Swing −9.9


  1. ^ "Penrith". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Penrith: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Penrith: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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