Electoral district of Riverstone

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Riverstone
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district riverstone 2015.svg
Electoral district of Riverstone (brown) within Sydney
State New South Wales
Created 1981
MP Kevin Conolly
Party Liberal
Namesake Riverstone
Electors 52,137 (2015)
Area 73.42 km2 (28.3 sq mi)

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. A changing demographic towards the eastern side of the electorate (Glenwood, Stanhope Gardens, Kellyville Ridge, Rouse Hill) may push the former Labor-held seat to a long-term Liberal trend in voting patterns.[2]

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

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