Electoral results for the Division of Macarthur

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Macarthur in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1949 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Jeff Bate Liberal 1949–1972
  Independent 1972–1972
  John Kerin Labor 1972–1975
  Michael Baume Liberal 1975–1983
  Colin Hollis Labor 1983–1984
  Stephen Martin Labor 1984–1993
  Chris Haviland Labor 1993–1996
  John Fahey Liberal 1996–2001
  Pat Farmer Liberal 2001–2010
  Russell Matheson Liberal 2010–2016
  Mike Freelander Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Macarthur[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Mike Freelander 46,650 51.88 +13.68
Liberal Russell Matheson 32,235 35.85 −9.81
Christian Democrats James Gent 3,875 4.31 +1.20
Greens Ben Moroney 3,836 4.27 +0.10
Xenophon Richard Bakoss 3,316 3.69 +3.69
Total formal votes 89,912 93.38 +2.95
Informal votes 6,379 6.62 −2.95
Turnout 96,291 91.80 +2.20
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Mike Freelander 52,448 58.33 +11.72
Liberal Russell Matheson 37,464 41.67 −11.72
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +11.72
Australian federal election, 2013: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Russell Matheson 46,185 54.33 +6.93
Labor Ian Fulton 26,039 30.63 −7.92
Palmer United Rob Grosche 4,916 5.78 +5.78
Greens Patrick Darley-Jones 3,929 4.62 −0.94
Christian Democrats Sarah Ramsay 2,189 2.58 +0.82
Katter's Australian Mick Williams 1,751 2.06 +2.06
Total formal votes 85,009 92.17 +0.28
Informal votes 7,225 7.83 −0.28
Turnout 92,234 94.15 −0.37
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Russell Matheson 52,161 61.36 +8.34
Labor Ian Fulton 32,848 38.64 −8.34
Liberal hold Swing +8.34
Australian federal election, 2010: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Russell Matheson 37,069 47.40 +1.79
Labor Nick Bleasdale 30,151 38.55 -6.86
Greens Jessica Di Blasio 4,347 5.56 +1.29
One Nation Kate McCulloch 2,338 2.99 +2.99
Family First Grant Herbert 1,757 2.25 +0.57
Christian Democrats Nolene Norsworthy 1,377 1.75 -0.15
Democrats Clinton Mead 652 0.83 +0.14
Total formal votes 78,203 91.89 -2.54
Informal votes 6,899 8.11 +2.54
Turnout 85,102 94.50 -0.46
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Russell Matheson 41,462 53.02 +3.53
Labor Nick Bleasdale 36,741 46.98 -3.53
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.53

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Pat Farmer 35,996 46.98 -8.79
Labor Nick Bleasdale 33,688 43.97 +12.55
Greens Ben Raue 3,334 4.35 -0.52
Christian Democrats Godwin Goh 1,357 1.77 -0.77
Family First Douglas Rauch 1,323 1.73 -0.19
Democrats Samantha Elliott-Halls 618 0.81 -0.12
Non-Custodial Parents Andy Thompson 306 0.40 +0.40
Total formal votes 76,622 94.63 +1.50
Informal votes 4,347 5.37 -1.50
Turnout 80,969 95.66 +1.24
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Pat Farmer 38,865 50.72 -10.43
Labor Nick Bleasdale 37,757 49.28 +10.43
Liberal hold Swing -10.43
Australian federal election, 2004: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Pat Farmer 40,469 54.47 +3.68
Labor Meg Oates 24,584 33.09 -2.79
Greens Jennifer Hanson 3,324 4.47 +1.42
Family First Mick Agius 1,735 2.34 +2.34
Christian Democrats Ralph Dunkerley 1,730 2.33 +0.86
One Nation Len Watkins 1,266 1.70 -3.55
Democrats Lester Pearce 625 0.84 -1.33
Independent Max Brazenall 558 0.75 +0.75
Total formal votes 74,291 92.63 -1.44
Informal votes 5,907 7.37 +1.44
Turnout 80,198 95.15 +0.21
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Pat Farmer 44,209 59.51 +2.55
Labor Meg Oates 30,082 40.49 -2.55
Liberal hold Swing +2.55
Australian federal election, 2001: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Pat Farmer 36,348 50.79 +10.67
Labor Meg Oates 25,675 35.88 -4.91
One Nation Len Watkins 3,759 5.25 -5.75
Greens Geraldine Hunt 2,183 3.05 +0.23
Democrats Jasmine Lantry 1,555 2.17 -1.97
Christian Democrats Elwyn Sheppard 1,052 1.47 +1.47
Independent Gregory John Knowles 757 1.06 +1.06
Non-Custodial Parents Eric Sanders 236 0.33 +0.33
Total formal votes 71,565 94.07 -2.05
Informal votes 4,508 5.93 +2.05
Turnout 76,073 95.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Pat Farmer 40,767 56.96 +8.65
Labor Meg Oates 30,798 43.04 -8.65
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +8.65

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Fahey 40,395 47.75 -5.62
Labor Michael Banasik 28,495 33.69 +1.67
One Nation Damian Alm 9,246 10.93 +10.93
Democrats Anthony Kaufmann 3,761 4.45 -0.39
Greens Michelle Wood 2,692 3.18 +0.40
Total formal votes 84,589 96.60 +0.12
Informal votes 2,973 3.40 -0.12
Turnout 87,562 95.49 -1.25
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Fahey 47,060 55.63 -5.06
Labor Michael Banasik 37,629 44.37 +5.06
Liberal hold Swing -5.06
Australian federal election, 1996: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Fahey 40,963 53.38 +8.82
Labor Noel Lowry 24,570 32.02 -14.50
Democrats Peter Fraser 3,714 4.84 +4.84
Independent Herb Bethune 2,563 3.34 -1.98
Greens Vicki Kearney 2,132 2.78 +2.78
AAFI Janet Watkins 2,090 2.72 +2.72
Independent Colleen Street 435 0.57 +0.57
Independent Stephen Agius 275 0.36 +0.36
Total formal votes 76,742 96.48 -0.64
Informal votes 2,799 3.52 +0.64
Turnout 79,541 96.73 +0.60
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Fahey 46,372 60.69 +11.97
Labor Noel Lowry 30,034 39.31 -11.97
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +11.97
Australian federal election, 1993: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Chris Haviland 31,990 46.51 +5.87
Liberal Ron Forrester 30,647 44.56 +4.40
Independent Herb Bethune 3,660 5.32 +5.32
Independent Peter Gadsby 2,478 3.60 +3.60
Total formal votes 68,775 97.12 +0.20
Informal votes 2,038 2.88 -0.20
Turnout 70,813 96.13
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Chris Haviland 35,258 51.28 -1.33
Liberal Ron Forrester 33,496 48.72 +1.33
Labor hold Swing -1.33
Australian federal election, 1990: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Martin 32,562 49.8 -3.9
Liberal Jim Cameron 20,460 31.3 -5.3
Democrats Peter Feltis 8,533 13.1 +3.4
Greens Chris Illert 1,751 2.7 +2.7
Call to Australia Ken McDonald 1,403 2.1 +2.1
Socialist Leon Bringolf 651 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 65,360 97.0
Informal votes 2,003 3.0
Turnout 67,363 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Martin 40,861 62.7 +3.8
Liberal Jim Cameron 24,352 37.3 -3.8
Labor hold Swing +3.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Martin 32,404 53.7 -1.8
Liberal Ron Forrester 22,106 36.6 +3.6
Democrats Meg Sampson 5,862 9.7 -1.8
Total formal votes 60,372 95.1
Informal votes 3,085 4.9
Turnout 63,457 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Martin 35,558 58.9 -3.4
Liberal Ron Forrester 24,814 41.1 +3.4
Labor hold Swing -3.4
Australian federal election, 1984: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Stephen Martin 31,100 55.5 -4.8
Liberal Mark Stanham 18,521 33.0 -1.7
Democrats Meg Sampson 6,421 11.5 +7.1
Total formal votes 56,042 93.2
Informal votes 4,079 6.8
Turnout 60,121 95.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Stephen Martin 34,920 62.3 -0.6
Liberal Mark Stanham 21,115 37.7 +0.6
Labor hold Swing -0.6
Australian federal election, 1983: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Colin Hollis 39,904 49.5 +5.5
Liberal Michael Baume 36,725 45.5 -5.7
Democrats Frederic Goodfellow 3,515 4.4 +0.2
Independent Martin Essenberg 510 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 80,654 98.5
Informal votes 1,195 1.5
Turnout 81,849 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Colin Hollis 42,041 52.1 +5.3
Liberal Michael Baume 38,613 47.9 -5.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +5.3
Australian federal election, 1980: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Baume 37,786 51.2 +2.8
Labor Jim Groves 32,417 44.0 -0.6
Democrats Warren Steele 3,081 4.2 -1.9
Independent Ronald Sarina 470 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 73,754 98.2
Informal votes 1,317 1.8
Turnout 75,071 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Baume 53.2 +1.3
Labor Jim Groves 46.8 -1.3
Liberal hold Swing +1.3

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Baume 32,209 48.4 -2.9
Labor John Kerin 29,686 44.6 -0.4
Democrats William Speirs 4,034 6.1 +6.1
Progress Victor Thomas 603 0.9 -1.8
Total formal votes 66,532 98.5
Informal votes 1,012 1.5
Turnout 67,544 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Baume 34,557 51.9 -2.2
Labor John Kerin 31,975 48.1 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing -2.2
Australian federal election, 1975: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Baume 41,341 51.3 +6.4
Labor John Kerin 36,247 45.0 -8.2
Workers Ramon Barros 2,213 2.7 +2.7
Australia Susan Healy 557 0.7 -1.3
Independent Barry Watkinson 280 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 80,638 98.2
Informal votes 1,463 1.8
Turnout 82,101 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Baume 54.1 +8.5
Labor John Kerin 45.9 -8.5
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +8.5
Australian federal election, 1974: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Kerin 39,306 53.2 +4.9
Liberal David Wood 33,141 44.9 +16.0
Australia Jill Kerr 1,442 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 73,889 98.9
Informal votes 856 1.1
Turnout 74,745 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Kerin 54.4 +2.2
Liberal David Wood 45.6 -2.2
Labor hold Swing +2.2
Australian federal election, 1972: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Kerin 30,257 48.3 +5.9
Liberal Max Dunbier 18,118 28.9 -22.1
Independent Jeff Bate 11,322 18.1 +18.1
Independent Dianne Allen 1,706 2.7 +2.7
Democratic Labor Edwardus Himmelreich 1,101 1.8 +1.8
Independent Stephen Quilkey 123 0.2 +0.2
Total formal votes 62,627 97.9
Informal votes 1,325 2.1
Turnout 63,952 96.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Kerin 32,706 52.2 +6.0
Liberal Max Dunbier 29,921 47.8 -6.0
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +6.0

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 25,742 51.0 -13.0
Labor Bob Whan 21,434 42.4 +10.0
Australia Brian Wyer 2,422 4.8 +4.8
Pensioner Power Sidney Sheedy 917 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 50,515 98.5
Informal votes 761 1.5
Turnout 51,276 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jeff Bate 53.8 -12.6
Labor Bob Whan 46.2 +12.6
Liberal hold Swing -12.6
Australian federal election, 1966: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 39,004 60.9 +6.3
Labor Patrick O'Halloran 22,753 35.5 -5.9
Democratic Labor Albert Perish 1,270 2.0 -1.5
Independent Ronald Sarina 510 0.8 +0.3
Independent John Souter 484 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 64,021 97.0
Informal votes 1,989 3.0
Turnout 66,010 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jeff Bate 63.3 +5.6
Labor Patrick O'Halloran 36.7 -5.6
Liberal hold Swing +5.6
Australian federal election, 1963: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 31,720 54.6 +1.6
Labor Don Nilon 24,021 41.4 -5.6
Democratic Labor Albert Perish 309 3.5 +3.5
Independent Ronald Sarina 309 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 58,071 98.7
Informal votes 749 1.3
Turnout 58,820 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jeff Bate 57.7 +4.7
Labor Don Nilon 42.3 -4.7
Liberal hold Swing +4.7
Australian federal election, 1961: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 27,532 53.0 -6.3
Labor Don Nilon 24,383 47.0 +6.3
Total formal votes 51,915 98.1
Informal votes 985 1.9
Turnout 52,900 95.1
Liberal hold Swing -6.3

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 26,002 59.3 +1.3
Labor Eric Ryan 17,861 40.7 -1.3
Total formal votes 43,863 97.9
Informal votes 936 2.1
Turnout 44,799 94.5
Liberal hold Swing +1.3
Australian federal election, 1955: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 23,127 58.0 +2.6
Labor Claude Allen 16,756 42.0 -2.0
Total formal votes 39,883 97.4
Informal votes 1,021 2.6
Turnout 40,904 95.1
Liberal hold Swing +2.4
Australian federal election, 1954: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 25,297 57.6 -6.2
Labor Claude Allen 18,643 42.4 +6.2
Total formal votes 43,940 98.8
Informal votes 517 1.2
Turnout 44,457 96.2
Liberal hold Swing -6.2
Australian federal election, 1951: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 25,835 63.8 -0.8
Labor William McDonnell 14,633 36.2 +0.8
Total formal votes 40,468 98.5
Informal votes 622 1.5
Turnout 41,090 96.0
Liberal hold Swing -0.8

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Macarthur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jeff Bate 25,184 64.6 +16.6
Labor William McDonnell 13,776 35.4 -9.1
Total formal votes 38,960 98.3
Informal votes 689 1.7
Turnout 39,649 95.9
Liberal hold Swing +12.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macarthur, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.