IND 10.7% vs ALP
Greg Piper, since 2007.
Hunter. Lake Macquarie covers those parts of the City of Lake Macquarie on the west side of Lake Macquarie itself, as well as parts of the City to the north of the lake. The seat covers Cardiff, Morriset, Toronto and Fassifern.
The electoral district of Lake Macquarie has existed since 1950. The seat was held by the ALP from 1950 until the 2007 election.
Jim Simpson won the seat in 1950. He served as a minister in the Labor government from 1956 until the government lost power in 1965. He held the seat until his death in 1968.
The 1969 by-election was won by Lake Macquarie Shire President Merv Hunter. He held the seat until his retirement in 1991. He was succeeded by his son Jeff Hunter. He won re-election in 1995, 1999 and 2003.
In 2007, Hunter was defeated by independent Lake Macquarie Mayor Greg Piper by 106 votes. Piper was re-elected much more comfortably in 2011 and 2015.
- Kim Grierson (Greens)
- Lindsay Paterson (Liberal)
- Greg Piper (Independent)
- Jo Smith (Labor)
- Laurance Taranto (Animal Justice)
Lake Macquarie is reasonably safe for Greg Piper, although a surge in support for Labor could weaken his position.
|Susan Strain||Animal Justice||1,143||2.4||+2.4|
|Kim Gritten||Christian Democrats||898||1.9||-0.9|
|Andrew Coroneo||No Land Tax||412||0.9||+0.9|
2015 two-candidate-preferred result
2015 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Lake Macquarie have been split into three parts: central, north and south.
Independent MP Greg Piper won a majority of the two-candidate-preferred vote (against Labor) in all three areas, ranging fro 52% in the north to 67.4% in the south.
The Liberal primary vote ranged from 14.6% in the centre to 17.6% in the south.
|Voter group||LIB prim %||IND 2CP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Election results in Lake Macquarie at the 2015 NSW state election
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