Chris Hayes, since 2010. Previously Member for Werriwa 2005-2010.
South-western Sydney, in particular parts of Liverpool and Fairfield council areas. Fowler covers the Liverpool CBD and the suburbs of Cabramatta, Canley Vale, Lansvale, Bonnyrigg, Chipping Norton, Warwick Farm and Bossley Park.
Fowler was first created for the 1984 election as part of the expansion of the size of the House of Representatives. It is a very safe Labor seat and has always been Labor-held.
The seat was first won in 1984 by the ALP’s Ted Grace. Grace held the seat for fourteen years, retiring in 1998. He was succeeded by Julia Irwin, also from the ALP. Irwin held the seat until 2010.
In 2010, Irwin retired and he was replaced as Labor candidate by Chris Hayes. Hayes had held the neighbouring seat of Werriwa for five years, but had been forced to change seats to make room for Laurie Ferguson, whose seat had effectively been abolished. Hayes has been re-elected in Fowler twice, in 2013 and 2016.
Fowler is a very safe Labor seat.
|Craig Hall||Christian Democratic Party||4,792||5.7||+1.9|
|Joaquim De Lima||Smokers Rights||1,343||1.6||+1.6|
2016 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts: central, south and west. The “south” area covers all those booths in the Liverpool council area, while those in Fairfield council area have been split into “central” and “west”.
The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 57.4% in the west to 75% in the centre.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Fowler at the 2016 federal election
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