Elections > Werriwa By-election 2005 > Seats
AUSSIE-STONE, Marc - IND
BARGSHOORN, Sam - IND
BRYANT, Joe - IND
DOGGETT, Charles - ONE
HAYES, Chris - ALP WINNER
HEAD, Mike - IND
LEES, Mal - IND
LOCKE, Deborah - IND
MANNOUN, Ned - IND
MCGOOKIN, Mary - PLP
RAUE, Ben - GRN
SYKES, Mick - FFP
TAN, Greg - CDP
VOGLER, Robert - IND
WOODGER, Janey - AFI
YOUNG, James - IND
Werriwa covers an area of 168 sq km from Raby, St Andrews and parts of Leumeah in the south to Kemps Creek, Cecil Hills, Green Valley, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea and Casula in the north. It also covers the area by the Georges River to the east and South Creek, Kemps Creek and the Camden/Campbelltown Council boundary to the west.
Main suburbs include Austral, Cartwright, Casula, Cecil Hills, Denham Court, Edmondson Park, Glenfield, Green Valley, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Ingleburn, Kemps Creek, Leumeah (part), Lurnea, Macquarie Fields, Miller, Minto, Prestons, Raby, St Andrews and Varroville.
Werriwa is named after the Aboriginal name for Lake George, which was located in the division in 1901.
The seat has been represented by Gough Whitlam, Australian Prime Minister from 1972 to 1975, and then by John Kerin, a one-time Labor treasurer of Australia.
Mark Latham became the member on his resignation in 1993, and he subsequently rose to become Federal ALP Leader and Leader of the Opposition. He resigned some time after losing the 2004 federal election to John Howard.
The main industries are light manufacturing. It is an area that has become increasingly urbanised, and originally had substantial rural areas.
Commentary and Analysis
Chris Hayes, the Labor Candidate should be easily elected. The Liberal Party has decided not to run. Hayes is a former Assistant National Secretary of the AWU, and continues a tendency in modern Labor to select career politicians to fill safe seats.
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