Electoral district of Riverstone

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Riverstone.png
Location in Sydney
StateNew South Wales
MPKevin Conolly
Electors59,887 (2019)
Area73.42 km2 (28.3 sq mi)
Electorates around Riverstone:
Hawkesbury Hawkesbury Castle Hill
Londonderry Riverstone Baulkham Hills
Mount Druitt Blacktown Seven Hills

Riverstone is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kevin Conolly of the Liberal Party.

Riverstone is a 73 km² urban and semi-rural electorate in Sydney's north west, taking in the suburbs of Acacia Gardens, Glenwood, Parklea, Quakers Hill, Riverstone, Schofields, Stanhope Gardens, The Ponds and parts of Kellyville Ridge, Marsden Park, Rouse Hill and Vineyard.[1]

Much of the electorate is situated in the growing north-west sector, which has been poorly served in transport, health and police resources. Although ancestrally a Labor seat, changing demographics in the eastern portion of the seat (Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville Ridge, Rouse Hill) suggested a long-term Liberal trend in voting patterns.[2] Proving this, Liberal Kevin Conolly won the seat in 2011 on a swing of 30.2 percent—almost unheard of in Australian politics—turning the seat from safe Labor to very safe Liberal in one stroke.

Members for Riverstone[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tony Johnson Labor 1981–1983
  Richard Amery Labor 1983–1991
  John Aquilina Labor 1991–2011
  Kevin Conolly Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Riverstone[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Kevin Conolly 25,918 55.2 −3.2
Labor Ian Morrison 14,819 31.6 +7.9
Greens Rob Vail 2,541 5.4 +0.0
Christian Democrats Allan Green 2,525 5.4 +0.7
No Land Tax Karen Cacciotti 1,152 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 46,955 96.8 +1.3
Informal votes 1,549 3.2 −1.3
Turnout 48,504 93.0 +4.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Kevin Conolly 27,065 62.2 −7.8
Labor Ian Morrison 16,418 37.8 +7.8
Liberal hold Swing −7.8


  1. ^ "Riverstone". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Riverstone - NSW Votes 2011". ABC News.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Riverstone: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  4. ^ State Electoral District of Riverstone: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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