Electoral results for the Division of Parramatta

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Parramatta in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1901 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Joseph Cook Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1921
  Herbert Pratten Nationalist 1921–1922
  Eric Bowden Nationalist 1922–1929
  Albert Rowe Labor 1929–1931
  (Sir) Frederick Stewart United Australia 1931–1946
  Howard Beale Liberal 1946–1958
  Sir Garfield Barwick Liberal 1958–1964
  Nigel Bowen Liberal 1964–1973
  Philip Ruddock Liberal 1973–1977
  John Brown Labor 1977–1990
  Paul Elliott Labor 1990–1996
  Ross Cameron Liberal 1996–2004
  Julie Owens Labor 2004–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Julie Owens 38,109 46.46 +4.31
Liberal Michael Beckwith 28,194 34.37 −9.15
Greens Phil Bradley 5,640 6.88 +1.67
Christian Democrats Keith Piper 4,347 5.30 +2.83
Independent Mahesh Raj 2,048 2.50 +2.50
Liberal Democrats Mark Guest 2,013 2.45 +2.45
Family First Mikaela Wu 1,202 1.47 +1.47
Online Direct Democracy Andrew Driessen 469 0.57 +0.57
Total formal votes 82,022 90.74 +1.19
Informal votes 8,367 9.26 −1.19
Turnout 90,389 88.99 −3.58
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Julie Owens 47,300 57.67 +6.35
Liberal Michael Beckwith 34,722 42.33 −6.35
Labor hold Swing +6.35
Australian federal election, 2013: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Martin Zaiter 35,724 44.31 +3.59
Labor Julie Owens 33,261 41.26 −3.20
Greens Phil Bradley 4,261 5.29 −2.67
Christian Democrats Alex Sharah 1,957 2.43 −0.64
Palmer United Gary Loke 1,760 2.18 +2.18
Democratic Labour Miechele Williams 1,626 2.02 +2.02
Independent Kalpesh Patel 1,204 1.49 −0.34
One Nation Tania Rollinson 822 1.02 +1.02
Total formal votes 80,615 89.48 −1.87
Informal votes 9,474 10.52 +1.87
Turnout 90,089 91.40 +0.19
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Julie Owens 40,765 50.57 −3.80
Liberal Martin Zaiter 39,850 49.43 +3.80
Labor hold Swing −3.80
Australian federal election, 2010: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Julie Owens 34,818 44.46 -8.94
Liberal Charles Camenzuli 31,889 40.72 +6.14
Greens Phil Bradley 6,237 7.96 +2.66
Christian Democrats Alex Sharah 2,404 3.07 -0.22
Independent Kalpesh Patel 1,436 1.83 +1.83
Socialist Equality Chris Gordon 1,203 1.54 +1.38
Socialist Alliance Duncan Roden 330 0.42 -0.14
Total formal votes 78,317 91.35 -2.03
Informal votes 7,418 8.65 +2.03
Turnout 85,735 91.19 -1.40
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Julie Owens 42,583 54.37 -5.49
Liberal Charles Camenzuli 35,734 45.63 +5.49
Labor hold Swing -5.49

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Julie Owens 43,083 50.58 +10.68
Liberal Colin Robinson 32,155 37.75 -7.39
Greens Astrid O'Neill 4,288 5.03 +0.16
Christian Democrats Sam Baissari 2,403 2.82 +0.00
Socialist Alliance Rachel Evans 1,015 1.19 +1.19
Family First Rene Hernandez 888 1.04 +0.09
Independent Brian Buckley 639 0.75 +0.75
Liberty & Democracy Graham Nickols 274 0.32 +0.32
Socialist Equality Chris Gordon 261 0.31 +0.31
Alasdair Macdonald 174 0.20 +0.20
Total formal votes 85,180 93.44 +2.69
Informal votes 5,981 6.56 -2.69
Turnout 91,161 94.75 -0.06
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Julie Owens 48,453 56.88 +7.71
Liberal Colin Robinson 36,727 43.12 -7.71
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +7.71
Australian federal election, 2004: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Cameron 33,073 44.09 -1.85
Labor Julie Owens 31,166 41.55 +0.14
Greens Doug Williamson 3,973 5.30 +2.21
Christian Democrats Sam Baissari 1,948 2.60 +1.07
liberals for forests Mark Antony Guest 985 1.31 +1.31
One Nation John Satchwell 859 1.15 -1.81
Democrats Rob McFarlane 798 1.06 -2.35
Non-Custodial Parents Alex Peniazev 777 1.04 +0.85
Family First Andrew Markwell 674 0.90 +0.90
No GST Simon Saad 581 0.77 +0.77
Save the ADI Site Margaret Bloor 175 0.23 +0.23
Total formal votes 75,009 91.47 -2.32
Informal votes 6,996 8.53 +2.32
Turnout 82,005 94.13 +0.12
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Julie Owens 38,083 50.77 +1.92
Liberal Ross Cameron 36,926 49.23 -1.92
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +1.92
Australian federal election, 2001: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Cameron 35,356 45.94 +5.59
Labor David Borger 31,867 41.41 -0.34
Democrats Anthony Clark 2,622 3.41 +0.50
Greens Felicity George 2,380 3.09 +1.35
One Nation John Satchwell 2,279 3.96 -3.38
Christian Democrats Dee Jonsson 1,177 1.53 -0.05
Unity Somchai Tongsumrith 1,131 1.47 -2.73
Non-Custodial Parents Will Watson 148 0.19 +0.19
Total formal votes 76,960 93.79 -1.03
Informal votes 5,098 6.21 +1.03
Turnout 82,058 94.47
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Cameron 39,367 51.15 +3.64
Labor David Borger 37,593 48.85 -3.64
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.64

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Cameron 31,060 43.64 -4.01
Labor Paul Elliott 27,521 38.67 -0.76
One Nation Ian Hale 4,495 6.32 +6.32
Unity Matthew Wong 3,073 4.32 +4.32
Democrats Peter Mulligan 2,033 2.86 -2.58
Greens Peter Wright 1,195 1.68 +1.68
Christian Democrats Dee Jonsson 899 1.26 -0.22
Independent Tina Schembri 707 0.99 +0.99
Natural Law John Cogger 108 0.15 -0.92
Republican Peter Consandine 79 0.11 +0.11
Total formal votes 71,170 95.19 -0.96
Informal votes 3,600 4.81 +0.96
Turnout 74,770 94.89 -1.51
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Cameron 36,346 51.07 -2.80
Labor Paul Elliott 34,824 48.93 +2.80
Liberal hold Swing -2.80
Australian federal election, 1996: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ross Cameron 34,310 47.65 +5.45
Labor Paul Elliott 28,390 39.43 -9.81
Democrats Eduardo Avila 3,912 5.43 +2.13
AAFI Peter Krumins 2,005 2.78 +2.78
Independent Heidi Scott 1,103 1.53 +1.53
Call to Australia Dee Jonsson 1,066 1.48 +0.04
Natural Law John Cogger 755 1.08 +0.48
Independent Joseph Chidiac 440 0.61 +0.61
Total formal votes 72,001 96.14 -0.95
Informal votes 2,887 3.86 +0.95
Turnout 74,888 96.39 +0.32
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ross Cameron 38,671 53.87 +7.11
Labor Paul Elliott 33,115 46.13 -7.11
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.11
Australian federal election, 1993: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Paul Elliott 35,793 49.24 +7.44
Liberal Max Rawnsley 30,681 42.21 -0.76
Democrats Bill Rosier 2,399 3.30 -8.23
Independent Sam Papadopoulos 1,887 2.60 +2.60
Call to Australia John Shields 1,044 1.44 +1.44
Confederate Action John Wilson 458 0.63 +0.63
Natural Law Rodney Forshaw 431 0.59 +0.59
Total formal votes 72,693 97.09 +0.14
Informal votes 2,177 2.91 -0.14
Turnout 74,870 96.07
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Paul Elliott 38,673 53.24 +2.46
Liberal Max Rawnsley 33,966 46.76 -2.46
Labor hold Swing +2.46
Australian federal election, 1990: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Paul Elliott 30,575 49.6 -2.9
Liberal Ross Barwick 22,884 37.2 -1.6
Democrats Michael Antrum 7,119 11.6 +2.9
Democratic Socialist Kerry Vernon 1,016 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 61,594 96.5
Informal votes 2,240 3.5
Turnout 63,834 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Paul Elliott 35,865 58.3 +2.0
Liberal Ross Barwick 25,603 41.7 -2.0
Labor hold Swing +2.0

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Brown 32,304 52.5 -5.5
Liberal Paul Hamer 23,881 38.8 +3.8
Democrats Rodney Levett 5,378 8.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 61,563 94.3
Informal votes 3,727 5.7
Turnout 65,290 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brown 34,649 56.3 -5.4
Liberal Paul Hamer 26,914 43.7 +5.4
Labor hold Swing -5.4
Australian federal election, 1984: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Brown 35,077 57.0 +1.5
Liberal Charles Stanley 21,176 35.0 -1.3
Democrats John Butterworth 4,256 7.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 60,509 92.6
Informal votes 4,819 7.4
Turnout 65,328 93.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brown 37,307 61.7 +0.2
Liberal Charles Stanley 23,201 38.3 -0.2
Labor hold Swing +0.2
Australian federal election, 1983: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Brown 41,951 62.2 +8.2
Liberal James Harker-Mortlock 20,608 30.6 -4.2
Democrats Patricia Lamey 3,361 5.0 -4.3
Socialist Workers Mark Carey 1,519 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 67,439 97.1
Informal votes 2,025 2.9
Turnout 69,464 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brown 67.2 +7.0
Liberal James Harker-Mortlock 32.8 -7.0
Labor hold Swing +7.0
Australian federal election, 1980: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Brown 35,810 54.0 +2.0
Liberal Lance Shaw 23,058 34.8 -5.0
Democrats Warwick Barber 6,191 9.3 +1.1
Independent Jim Saleam 1,248 1.9 +1.9
Total formal votes 66,307 96.5
Informal votes 2,410 3.5
Turnout 68,717 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brown 60.2 +4.1
Liberal Lance Shaw 39.8 -4.1
Labor hold Swing +4.1

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor John Brown 34,405 52.0 -0.1
Liberal Douglas Cox 26,315 39.8 -5.2
Democrats Peter Lukunic 5,397 8.2 +8.2
Total formal votes 66,117 97.0
Informal votes 2,062 3.0
Turnout 68,179 95.3
Two-party-preferred result
Labor John Brown 56.1 +3.6
Liberal Douglas Cox 43.9 -3.6
Labor hold Swing +3.6
Australian federal election, 1975: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Philip Ruddock 40,761 56.7 +7.4
Labor John Brown 29,055 40.4 -6.4
Workers Malcolm McKinnon 1,307 1.8 +1.8
Australia Astrid O'Neill 801 1.1 -1.1
Total formal votes 71,924 98.6
Informal votes 994 1.4
Turnout 72,918 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Philip Ruddock 59.2 +7.9
Labor John Brown 40.8 -7.9
Liberal hold Swing +7.9
Australian federal election, 1974: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Philip Ruddock 33,916 49.3 +3.3
Labor Barry Wilde 32,246 46.8 +0.8
Australia Robert MacKenzie 1,481 2.2 -1.3
Independent Derek Barker 1,188 1.7 -0.1
Total formal votes 68,831 98.4
Informal votes 1,101 1.6
Turnout 69,932 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Philip Ruddock 35,330 51.3 +1.0
Labor Barry Wilde 33,501 48.7 -1.0
Liberal hold Swing +1.0
Parramatta by-election, 1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Philip Ruddock 33,506 52.6 +6.6
Labor Barry Wilde 24,623 38.7 -7.3
Australia John Butterworth 3,522 5.5 +2.0
Independent Marilyn Pye 575 0.9 +0.9
Def. of Govt Schools Michael Hourihan 528 0.8 +0.8
Independent Marcus Aussie-Stone 363 0.6 +0.6
Independent Sidney McGarrity 325 0.5 +0.5
Independent Gwenda Lister 65 0.1 +0.1
Independent Charles Bellchambers 53 0.1 +0.1
National Socialist Ross May 37 0.1 +0.1
Independent Leonard Kiernan 30 0.0 +0.0
Independent Kevin Meares 25 0.0 +0.0
Total formal votes 63,652 97.7
Informal votes 1,493 2.3
Turnout 65,145 88.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Philip Ruddock 57.3 +7.0
Labor Barry Wilde 42.7 -7.0
Liberal hold Swing +7.0
Australian federal election, 1972: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nigel Bowen 28,463 46.0 -1.0
Labor Michael Whelan 28,458 46.0 +1.4
Australia James Mulheron 2,144 3.5 +3.5
Democratic Labor Doris Brauer 1,509 2.4 -1.9
Def. of Govt Schools Derek Barker 1,120 1.8 +1.8
Independent Graham Courtney 191 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 61,885 97.8
Informal votes 1,397 2.2
Turnout 63,282 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nigel Bowen 31,122 50.3 -2.4
Labor Michael Whelan 30,763 49.7 +2.4
Liberal hold Swing -2.4

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nigel Bowen 27,131 47.0 -10.0
Labor Barry Wilde 25,732 44.6 +13.0
Democratic Labor Hans Andreasson 2,508 4.3 -0.8
Independent John Keeffe 2,066 3.6 +3.6
Independent Leonard Kiernan 240 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 57,677 98.1
Informal votes 1,144 1.9
Turnout 58,821 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nigel Bowen 30,374 52.7 -9.9
Labor Barry Wilde 27,303 47.3 +9.9
Liberal hold Swing -9.9
Australian federal election, 1966: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nigel Bowen 33,087 56.8 +0.8
Labor Barry Wilde 18,518 31.8 -6.7
Liberal Reform Group Kenneth Cook 3,380 5.8 +5.8
Democratic Labor Edward Beck 2,982 5.1 -0.4
Independent Paul Nolan 322 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 58,289 97.1
Informal votes 1,741 2.9
Turnout 60,030 94.1
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nigel Bowen 62.8 +2.4
Labor Barry Wilde 37.2 -2.4
Liberal hold Swing +2.4
Parramatta by-election, 1964
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nigel Bowen 26,506 52.1 -3.9
Labor Barry Wilde 21,227 41.8 +3.3
Democratic Labor Edward Beck 2,701 5.3 -0.2
Independent Augustus Fenwick 248 0.5 +0.5
Independent John Phillips 152 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 50,834 98.1
Informal votes 975 1.9
Turnout 51,809 87.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nigel Bowen 56.9 -3.5
Labor Barry Wilde 43.1 +3.5
Liberal hold Swing -3.5
Australian federal election, 1963: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 31,660 56.0 +5.9
Labor Maxwell McLaren 21,791 38.5 -4.3
Democratic Labor Edward Beck 3,088 5.5 -0.1
Total formal votes 56,539 98.9
Informal votes 602 1.1
Turnout 57,141 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 60.4 +5.4
Labor Maxwell McLaren 39.6 -5.4
Liberal hold Swing +5.4
Australian federal election, 1961: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 26,200 50.1 -6.7
Labor Maxwell McLaren 22,401 42.8 +3.1
Democratic Labor Reginald Andrews 2,936 5.6 +2.1
Communist Matt Munro 771 1.5 +1.5
Total formal votes 52,308 97.7
Informal votes 1,256 2.3
Turnout 53,564 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 55.0 -4.6
Labor Maxwell McLaren 45.0 +4.6
Liberal hold Swing -4.6

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 27,344 56.8 -5.5
Labor Ray Jones 19,141 39.7 +2.0
Democratic Labor William Kildea 1,693 3.5 +3.5
Total formal votes 48,178 97.7
Informal votes 1,156 2.3
Turnout 49,334 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 59.6 -2.7
Labor Ray Jones 40.4 +2.7
Liberal hold Swing -2.7
Parramatta by-election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 22,826 54.8 -7.5
Labor Dan Mahoney 17,931 43.0 +5.3
Independent Augustus Fenwick 920 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 41,677 98.6
Informal votes 610 1.4
Turnout 42,287 86.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sir Garfield Barwick 55.9 -6.4
Labor Dan Mahoney 44.1 +6.4
Liberal hold Swing -6.4
Australian federal election, 1955: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Howard Beale 25,854 62.3 +1.6
Labor John Heazlewood 15,631 37.7 -1.6
Total formal votes 41,485 97.3
Informal votes 1,137 2.7
Turnout 42,622 95.8
Liberal hold Swing +1.6
Australian federal election, 1954: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Howard Beale 27,941 59.8 -3.7
Labor John Holmes 18,760 40.2 +3.7
Total formal votes 46,701 98.9
Informal votes 500 1.1
Turnout 47,201 95.8
Liberal hold Swing -3.7
Australian federal election, 1951: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Howard Beale 26,852 63.5 +0.9
Labor John Holmes 15,422 36.5 -0.9
Total formal votes 42,274 98.0
Informal votes 855 2.0
Turnout 43,129 96.2
Liberal hold Swing +0.9

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1949: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Howard Beale 25,411 62.6 +7.2
Labor Clement Jackson 15,211 37.4 -7.2
Total formal votes 40,622 98.2
Informal votes 756 1.8
Turnout 41,378 96.7
Liberal hold Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1946: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Howard Beale 43,070 60.1 +21.8
Labor Dudley Jeffree 28,645 39.9 +2.5
Total formal votes 71,715 98.1
Informal votes 1,417 1.9
Turnout 73,132 95.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.8
Australian federal election, 1943: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 25,267 38.3 -26.8
Labor Arthur Treble 24,680 37.4 +19.9
Liberal Democratic Ormond Bissett 8,884 13.5 +13.5
National Unity Robert Firebrace 5,806 8.8 +8.8
Independent Dexter Moore 1,069 1.6 +1.6
Independent UAP Howard Miscamble 336 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 66,042 96.9
Informal votes 2,110 3.1
Turnout 68,152 96.7
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 39,150 59.3 -6.4
Labor Arthur Treble 26,892 40.7 +6.4
United Australia hold Swing -6.4
Australian federal election, 1940: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 25,561 42.4 -25.5
Labor Albert Rowe 10,553 17.5 -8.9
United Australia Gordon Wallace 7,437 12.3 +12.3
United Australia Norman Rydge 7,189 11.9 +11.9
Labor (N-C) James Dalton 5,639 9.3 +9.3
State Labor Bill Wood 3,952 6.6 +6.6
Total formal votes 60,331 97.1
Informal votes 1,822 2.9
Turnout 62,153 95.7
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 39,624 65.7 -4.1
Labor Albert Rowe 20,707 34.3 +4.1
United Australia hold Swing -4.1

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1937: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 37,972 67.9 +2.8
Labor Albert Rowe 14,747 26.4 +22.4
Independent Dick George 2,118 3.8 +3.8
Independent Harold Meggitt 1,100 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 55,937 97.4
Informal votes 1,504 2.6
Turnout 57,441 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Sir Frederick Stewart 69.8 +0.4
Labor Albert Rowe 30.2 +30.2
United Australia hold Swing +0.4
Australian federal election, 1934: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Frederick Stewart 33,779 65.1 -3.5
Labor (NSW) John Garvan 12,722 24.5 +9.2
Social Credit Howard Miscamble 3,357 6.5 +6.5
Labor John Keegan 2,057 4.0 -10.8
Total formal votes 51,915 97.3
Informal votes 1,438 2.7
Turnout 53,353 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Frederick Stewart 69.4 -3.0
Labor (NSW) John Garvan 30.6 +3.0
United Australia hold Swing -3.0
Australian federal election, 1931: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
United Australia Frederick Stewart 39,620 62.0 +15.3
Labor (NSW) Valentine Patterson 13,727 21.5 +21.5
Labor Albert Rowe 9,456 14.8 -38.5
Independent Anwoth Brown 1,143 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 63,937 96.5
Informal votes 2,313 3.5
Turnout 66,250 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
United Australia Frederick Stewart 66.2 +19.5
Labor (NSW) Valentine Patterson 33.8 +33.8
United Australia gain from Labor Swing +19.5

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1929: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Albert Rowe 30,686 53.3 +13.4
Nationalist Eric Bowden 26,874 46.7 -13.4
Total formal votes 57,560 97.3
Informal votes 1,582 2.7
Turnout 59,142 95.0
Labor gain from Nationalist Swing +13.4
Australian federal election, 1928: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Eric Bowden 30,867 60.1 -5.6
Labor Albert Rowe 20,492 39.9 +5.6
Total formal votes 51,359 94.8
Informal votes 2,798 5.2
Turnout 54,157 93.8
Nationalist hold Swing -5.6
Australian federal election, 1925: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Eric Bowden 30,309 65.7 +0.3
Labor James Stone 15,809 34.3 -0.3
Total formal votes 46,118 98.1
Informal votes 896 1.9
Turnout 47,014 91.9
Nationalist hold Swing +0.3
Australian federal election, 1922: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Eric Bowden 12,793 65.4 +2.3
Labor James Stone 6,776 34.6 -1.6
Total formal votes 19,569 95.9
Informal votes 830 4.1
Turnout 20,399 48.4
Nationalist hold Swing -1.0
Parramatta by-election, 1921
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Herbert Pratten 20,768 66.0 -6.6
Labor William Hutchison 5,625 17.9 -9.5
Independent Albert Piddington 2,787 8.9 +8.9
Country Barton Addison 2,268 7.2 +7.2
Total formal votes 31,448 98.8
Informal votes 859 1.2
Turnout 32,307
Two-party-preferred result
Nationalist Herbert Pratten 76.0 +3.4
Labor William Hutchison 26.0 -3.4
Nationalist hold Swing +3.4

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1919: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Sir Joseph Cook 27,000 72.6 -1.2
Labor William Hutchinson 10,205 27.4 +27.4
Total formal votes 37,205 98.6
Informal votes 536 1.4
Turnout 37,741 66.2
Nationalist hold Swing -1.2
Australian federal election, 1917: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Nationalist Joseph Cook 26,869 73.8 -26.2
Independent Alfred Conroy 9,551 26.2 +26.2
Total formal votes 36,420 95.8
Informal votes 1,585 4.2
Turnout 38,005 70.9
Nationalist hold Swing -26.2
Australian federal election, 1914: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Cook unopposed
Liberal hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1913: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Cook 20,727 68.3 +4.2
Labor Oscar Zieman 9,603 31.7 -3.9
Total formal votes 30,330 96.1
Informal votes 1,227 3.9
Turnout 31,557 74.4
Liberal hold Swing +4.0
Australian federal election, 1910: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Joseph Cook 11,881 68.0 -32.0
Labour Bert Broue 5,579 32.0 +32.0
Total formal votes 17,460 98.0
Informal votes 359 2.0
Turnout 17,819 54.5
Liberal hold Swing -32.0

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1906: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Anti-Socialist Joseph Cook unopposed
Anti-Socialist hold Swing
Australian federal election, 1903: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Free Trade Joseph Cook 10,097 80.1 +18.8
Ind. Protectionist John Strachan 2,506 19.9 +19.9
Total formal votes 12,603 95.4
Informal votes 612 4.6
Turnout 13,215 47.1
Free Trade hold Swing +18.8
Australian federal election, 1901: Parramatta
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Free Trade Joseph Cook 5,778 61.3 +61.3
Protectionist William Sandford 3,646 38.7 +38.7
Total formal votes 9,424 99.0
Informal votes 91 1.0
Turnout 9,515 74.6
Free Trade win (new seat)

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