Electoral district of Blacktown


Electoral district of Blacktown

Blacktown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is a 31.49 km² urban electorate in Sydney's outer west, taking in the suburbs of Blacktown, Doonside and Marayong. There were 44,387 electors enrolled in the district as of the 1999 state election.

Blacktown is known as a largely working-class area, and as such, the electorate has tended to strongly support the Australian Labor Party, which has held the seat for all but three years since its inception. It was briefly marginal during the late 1950s, when long-serving member John Freeman tried and failed to find a safer seat before losing to the Liberal Party of Australia's Alfred Dennis, but has since reverted to its usual tendencies. The current member for Blacktown, Paul Gibson, a prominent backbencher in the Iemma government, holds the seat by a margin of approximately 20%, and is unlikely to face a challenge from any other party in the foreseeable future.

Members for Blacktown

Election results

Election box begin
title=New South Wales state election, 2007: Blacktown
Election box candidate AU party
candidate = Paul Gibson
party = Labor
votes = 25,698
percentage = 61.7
change = -1.6

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = Mark Spencer
party = Liberal
votes = 8,649
percentage = 20.8
change = +1.2

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = Bernie Gesling
party = Christian Democrats
votes = 2,965
percentage = 7.1
change = +2.1

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = John Forrester
party = Greens
votes = 2,008
percentage = 4.8
change = +0.7

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = Donald McNaught
party = AAFI
votes = 1,262
percentage = 3.0
change = +1.3

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = F Ivor
party = Independent
votes = 678
percentage = 1.6
change = +1.6

Election box candidate AU party
candidate = Bill Jiang
party = Unity
votes = 419
percentage = 1.0
change = +1.0

Election box formal
votes = 43,301
percentage = 96.0
change =

Election box informal
votes = 1,622
percentage = 4.0
change =

Election box turnout
votes = 44,923
percentage =
change =

Election box candidate AU party
party = Labor
candidate = Paul Gibson
votes = 27,150
percentage = 72.3
change = -2.6

Election box candidate AU party
party = Liberal
candidate = Mark Spencer
votes = 10,391
percentage = 27.7
change = +2.6

Election box hold AU party
winner = Labor
swing = -2.6

References

[http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/Prod/Parlment/Members.nsf/V3ListDownloads| Parliament of New South Wales Parliamentary Record Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly 1824 – 2003 Volume vii First Edition]

External links

*cite web
title=Blacktown Electoral District
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/blacktown
accessdate = 2007-01-24

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Blacktown Results 2007
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/lapreferential.blacktown.aspx
accessdate = 2007-01-24

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Blacktown Results 2003
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/election_results/district_index/blacktown/results/2003
accessdate = 2007-01-24

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Blacktown Results 1999
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/election_results/district_index/blacktown/results/1999
accessdate = 2007-01-24


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