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Auburn is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's West. It is currently represented by Lynda Voltz, after the 2019 election.

Auburn
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Auburn.png
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Created1927
MPLynda Voltz
PartyLabor Party
NamesakeAuburn, New South Wales
Electors55,340 (2019)
Area39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Electorates around Auburn:
Granville
Parramatta
Parramatta Ryde
Granville Auburn Drummoyne
Strathfield
Fairfield Bankstown Lakemba

Auburn includes the suburbs of Auburn, Berala, Homebush Bay, Lidcombe, Newington, Rookwood, Silverwater, South Granville, Sydney Olympic Park, Wentworth Point and parts of Chester Hill, Guildford, Merrylands and Regents Park.[1]

History

Auburn was created in 1927. It has been held by the Labor Party for its entire existence, and for most of that time has been one of Labor's safest seats in New South Wales. It is considered a part of Labor's heartland in Western Sydney.[2][3]

Auburn was once represented by former Premier, Jack Lang, and later by his son, James Lang. The seat was once vacant for four months; between December, 1955 and March, 1956; as a result of the death of Edgar Dring. A by-election was not held, given the relatively short amount of time left until the 1956 New South Wales state election.

Members

Member Party Term
  Jack Lang[4] Labor 1927–1940
  Labor (N-C) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1943
  Lang Labor 1943–1946
  James Lang[5] Lang Labor 1946–1950
  Edgar Dring[6] Labor 1950–1955
  Thomas Ryan[7] Labor 1956–1965
  Peter Cox[8] Labor 1965–1988
  Peter Nagle[9] Labor 1988–2001
  Barbara Perry[10] Labor 2001–2015
  Luke Foley[11] Labor 2015–2019
  Lynda Voltz[12] Labor 2019–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Auburn[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Lynda Voltz 22,396 49.94 +5.40
Liberal Kyoung Hee (Christina) Kang 16,094 35.89 +0.55
Greens Janet Castle 3,357 7.49 +1.42
Independent Luke Ahern 1,635 3.65 +3.65
Keep Sydney Open Kieron Lee 1,360 3.03 +3.03
Total formal votes 44,842 93.97 −0.50
Informal votes 2,875 6.03 +0.50
Turnout 47,717 86.23 −0.78
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Lynda Voltz 24,419 59.13 +3.20
Liberal Kyoung Hee (Christina) Kang 16,876 40.87 −3.20
Labor hold Swing +3.20


References

  1. ^ "Auburn". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Labor has `let down heartland' O'Farrell".
  3. ^ "Eight Western Sydney Labor MPs rebel against Nathan Rees on Parklea prison privatisation".
  4. ^ "The Hon. John Thomas Lang (1876-1975)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr James Christian Lang". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Edgar Percy Dring (1896-1955)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr Thomas Vernon Ryan". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  8. ^ "The Hon. Peter Francis Cox (1925-2008)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Mr Peter Richard Nagle". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  10. ^ "The Hon. Barbara Mazzel Perry (1964- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr Luke Aquinas Foley (1970- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  12. ^ "The Hon. Lynda Jane Voltz, MLC". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Auburn: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Auburn: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.