Division of Blaxland
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||62 km2 (23.9 sq mi)|
The Division of Blaxland is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It covers the western suburbs of Sydney, including Bass Hill, Birrong, Carramar, Chester Hill, Condell Park, Fairfield East, Georges Hall, Guildford West, Old Guildford, Lansdowne, Potts Hill, Regents Park, Sefton, Villawood, Woodpark, Yagoona and Yennora and parts of Auburn, Bankstown, Berala, Fairfield, Granville, Guildford, Merrylands, Smithfield and South Granville.
Members[change | change source]
It has been held by the Australian Labor Party since it was set up. Western Sydney has supported Labor for over a century. Its most notable member has been Paul Keating, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1991–96. In 2007, Keating's successor, Michael Hatton, lost preselection for this seat to Jason Clare. Clare had worked for former New South Wales Premier Bob Carr. Clare became Cabinet Secretary, Minister for Justice, and Minister for Home Affairs.
Election results[change | change source]
- 2004 election result
- 2007 election result
- 2010 election result
- 2013 election results Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
References[change | change source]
- "Commonwealth Electoral Division of Blaxland (NSW) – Australian Electoral Commission". aec.gov.au. 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2013.
- Bowe, William. "Blaxland". House of Representatives 2007. The Poll Bludger. Archived from the original on 2008-01-10. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
| Division represented by the Prime Minister