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.
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 three times.
- Kristina Keneally (Labor)
- Lela Panich (United Australia)
- Peter Runge (Liberal Democrats)
- Dai Le (Independent)
- Courtney Nguyen (Liberal)
- Tony Margos (One Nation)
- Avery Howard (Greens)
Le is a member of a local council political faction that is dominant on Fairfield council, winning a supermajority at last year’s election, but she is not the most prominent figure. She also has a history of Liberal party membership and would be positioned to the right relative to her seat, although her politics are not entirely clear. She would not usually be a strong enough candidate to win the seat, but frustration about the parachuting in of an outsider as the Labor candidate could make the difference.
|Francesca Mocanu||Christian Democratic Party||4,643||5.5||-0.1|
|Joshua Jabbour||United Australia Party||3,624||4.3||+4.3|
2019 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 51.2% in the west to 72.5% in the centre.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|