Ed Husic, since 2010.
Western Sydney. Chifley covers western parts of the City of Blacktown. Chifley covers parts of the suburb of Blacktown and the neighbouring suburbs of Doonside, Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill, Marayong, Quakers Hill and a number of other suburbs in the northwestern parts of Blacktown council area.
Chifley was created for the 1969 election, and has always been a safe seat for the ALP. The seat was first won in 1969 by the ALP’s John Armitage, who had previously held the neighbouring seat of Mitchell for one term from 1961 to 1963.
Armitage held the seat until his retirement at the 1983 election, when he was succeeded by Russell Gorman. Gorman transferred to the new seat of Greenway at the 1984 election, and Chifley was won by Deputy Mayor of Blacktown Roger Price. Gorman held Greenway until his retirement in 1996, while Price has been re-elected in Chifley at every election from 1984 until 2007, and retired in 2010.
Ed Husic was elected in Chifley in 2010. Husic had previously ran for Greenway unsuccessfully in 2004.
- Ammar Khan (Independent)
- Ed Husic (Labor)
- Isabelle White (Liberal)
- Michael Wright (Democratic Labour Party)
- Dave Vincent (Christian Democratic Party)
- Alex Norwick (Australia First)
- Ben Hammond (Greens)
- Elizabeth Power (One Nation)
- Christopher Buttel (Palmer United Party)
Chifley has long been considered a safe Labor seat. In current circumstances, the ALP is concerned about holding on to Chifley, but a 12% margin is very solid, and Husic should benefit from a new personal vote.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas. Polling places have been split between those near Mount Druitt, near Blacktown, and those in the north-western part of the seat.
The ALP won a vote of just under 60% in Blacktown-Doonside and Mount Druitt-Rooty Hill, and a 67% majority in the north-west.
|Voter group||GRN %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
|Mount Druitt-Rooty Hill||7.09||59.62||13,676||17.02|