Electoral district of Seven Hills

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Seven Hills
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Seven Hills.png
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1981–1991
2015–present
MPMark Taylor
PartyLiberal Party
NamesakeSeven Hills
Electors53,676 (2019)
Area32.09 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Electorates around Seven Hills:
Riverstone Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills
Blacktown Seven Hills Parramatta
Prospect Granville Parramatta

Seven Hills is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Mark Taylor of the Liberal Party.

It includes the suburbs of Constitution Hill, Northmead, Old Toongabbie and Winston Hills and parts of Seven Hills, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Kings Langley, Lalor Park, Pendle Hill, Prospect, Toongabbie, Wentworthville and Westmead.[1]

History[edit]

Seven Hills was established for the first time in 1981 but it was abolished in 1991. It was recreated from 2015 as a result of the 2013 redistribution.[2] It is named after and including the Sydney suburb of Seven Hills.

The second incarnation of Seven Hills largely consisted of areas from the abolished seat of Toongabbie, which had historically been a Labor stronghold before Labor's near-meltdown in west Sydney saw the Labor margin reduced from a comfortably safe 14.5 percent to an extremely marginal 0.3 percent. The transfer of traditionally pro-Labor voting areas to Blacktown and Prospect, and the addition of equally pro-Liberal areas from Baulkham Hills significantly altered the political composition of the electorate, giving the Liberals a notional margin of 8.8 percent–on the stronger side of fairly safe. The sitting member for Toongabbie was former Labor Premier Nathan Rees, who retired at the 2015 election.[3][4]

Members for Seven Hills[edit]

First Incarnation (1981–1991)
Member Party Period
  Bob Christie Labor 1981–1991
Second Incarnation (2015–present)
  Mark Taylor Liberal 2015–present

Election results[edit]

2019 New South Wales state election: Seven Hills[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mark Taylor 23,548 50.13 +0.44
Labor Durga Owen 16,909 35.99 +3.45
Greens Damien Atkins 3,038 6.47 −0.66
Independent Alan Sexton 1,844 3.93 +3.93
Sustainable Australia Eric Claus 863 1.84 +1.84
Conservatives Jude D'Cruz 775 1.65 +1.65
Total formal votes 46,977 96.76 +0.63
Informal votes 1,572 3.24 −0.63
Turnout 48,549 90.45 −1.35
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mark Taylor 24,518 56.36 −2.39
Labor Durga Owen 18,988 43.64 +2.39
Liberal hold Swing −2.39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seven Hills". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Overview of Determinations". NSW 2013 Redistribution.
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-28/former-nsw-premier-nathan-rees-to-quit-politics/5351890
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "2013 New South Wales Redistribution". ABC. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  5. ^ State Electoral District of Seven Hills: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  6. ^ State Electoral District of Seven Hills: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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