Chris Bowen, since 2010. Previously Member for Prospect 2004-2010.
Western Sydney. McMahon covers a central part of Western Sydney, covering parts of a number of local government areas. It covers parts of Holroyd, Fairfield, Penrith, Blacktown, Bankstown and Parramatta councils. The seat covers the suburb of Fairfield itself as well as the suburbs of Smithfield, Wetherill Park, Greystanes, Pemulwuy, Erskine Park, Guildford, Carramar and St Clair, and parts of Merrylands.
The original seat of Prospect was first created for the 1969 election, and has always been held by the ALP.
The seat was first won in 1969 by the ALP’s Dick Klugman. Klugman held the seat for 21 years, retiring in 1990.
He was succeeded by Janice Crosio, who had held a local state seat for the ALP since 1981, and had served as a minister for the last four years of the NSW state Labor government, from 1984 to 1988.
Crosio’s move to federal politics saw her serve as a Parliamentary Secretary from 1992 until the defeat of the Keating government in 1996. Crosio held the seat until the 2004 election.
At the 2004 election, the seat was won by the former Mayor of Fairfield, Chris Bowen. Bowen has held the seat (renamed McMahon in 2010) ever since. Bowen served as a cabinet minister from 2009 until 2013, serving briefly as Treasurer in 2013.
|Damian Commane||One Nation||7,046||8.3||+8.3|
|Meg Wrightson||United Australia Party||3,329||3.9||+3.9|
|Zeeshan Francis||Christian Democratic Party||3,008||3.5||-3.7|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three parts. Polling places at the eastern end of the electorate have been split between north-east (those in Cumberland council area) and south-east (those in Fairfield and Bankstown council areas).
The reminder have been grouped as “west”. Most of these booths are in the Penrith area, along with solitary booths in the Blacktown council area, across the border in the Liverpool council area, and a sole booth in the western end of the Fairfield council area.
Labor won a large majority of the two-party-preferred vote in the south-east (66.1%) and a narrower majority in the north-east (53%) while the Liberal Party won 51.2% in the west.
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