Division of Blaxland

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Blaxland is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It covers the western suburbs of Sydney, including Bass Hill, Birrong, Carramar, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Fairfield East, Georges Hall, Guildford West, Old Guildford, Lansdowne, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Sefton, Villawood, Woodpark, Yagoona and Yennora and parts of Auburn, Bankstown, Berala, Fairfield, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands, Smithfield and South Granville.

Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Blaxland (green) in New South Wales
MPJason Clare
NamesakeGregory Blaxland
Electors95,362 (2010)
Area62 km2 (23.9 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Gregory Blaxland

The division was created in 1949 and is named after Gregory Blaxland.[1] He was a farmer and an early Australian explorer of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales.

Members change

Member Party Term
  James Harrison Labor 1949–1969
  Paul Keating Labor 1969–1996
  Michael Hatton Labor 1996–2007
  Jason Clare Labor 2007–present

It has been held by the Australian Labor Party since it was set up. Western Sydney has supported Labor for over a century. Its most notable member has been Paul Keating, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1991–96. In 2007, Keating's successor, Michael Hatton, lost preselection for this seat to Jason Clare. Clare had worked for former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr.[2] Clare became Cabinet Secretary, Minister for Justice, and Minister for Home Affairs.

Election results change

2022 Australian federal election: Blaxland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jason Clare 44,905 54.98 −2.80
Liberal Oz Guney 22,059 27.01 −1.81
Greens Linda Eisler 5,187 6.35 +0.99
United Australia Elvis Sinosic 5,105 6.25 +3.37
One Nation Adam Stepanoff 4,421 5.41 +5.41
Total formal votes 81,677 89.21 +2.51
Informal votes 9,884 10.79 −2.51
Turnout 91,561 85.37 −3.08
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jason Clare 53,039 64.94 +0.22
Liberal Oz Guney 28,638 35.06 −0.22
Labor hold Swing +0.22

References change

  1. "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Blaxland (NSW) – Australian Electoral Commission". aec.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
  2. Bowe, William. "Blaxland". House of Representatives 2007. The Poll Bludger. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  3. Blaxland, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites change

Preceded by
Division represented by the Prime Minister
Paul Keating
Succeeded by

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