Ryan Park, since 2011.
Illawarra. Keira covers suburbs in the City of Wollongong to the immediate north of the city centre, including the suburbs of Austinmer, Balgownie, Bellambi, Bulli, Coledale, Corrimal, Figtree, Keiraville, Russell Vale, Thirroul, West Wollongong and Woonona.
The electorate of Keira has existed since 1988, and has always been won by the ALP.
The seat was won in 1988 by the ALP’s Col Markham. He served in Keira until 1999, when, facing a preselection challenge, he moved to the neighbouring seat of Wollongong, which he held for one term, losing preselection in 2003.
In 1999, Lord Mayor David Campbell, standing for the ALP, narrowly defeated independent councillor Dave Martin. Campbell was appointed to the ministry in 2003.
Campbell moved up the ministerial ranks until he took on the portfolio of Transport and Roads in 2008. In mid-2010 Campbell resigned from the ministry following a scandal involving a visit to a gay sex club in Kensington.
Campbell retired in 2011, and Keira was won by Labor candidate Ryan Park. Park was re-elected in 2015.
Keira is a very safe Labor seat.
|Joseph Carolan||Christian Democrats||1,703||3.4||+0.2|
|Jason Leto||No Land Tax||911||1.8||+1.8|
2015 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Keira have been split into three parts: central, north and south.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 63.6% in the south to 69.6% in the north.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 9.8% in the centre to 16.8% in the north.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Keira at the 2015 NSW state election
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