East Hills

The electoral district of East Hills is a seat in southwestern Sydney. East Hills covers southern parts of the City of Bankstown, areas on the north and east shore of the Georges River. East Hills covers the suburbs of Panania, Revesby, Padstow, Milperra and Condell Park.

According to 2016 Census data, East Hills has:

  • A population of 77,348 (47,462 voters turned out in 2015 out of 53,843 enrolled);

  • The average media age at 38;

  • A lower than average level of highest educational attainment with 18.7% of constituents achieving a Bachelor Degree level and above; and

  • A higher than average median weekly household income of $1,583 (vs. $1,486 for NSW).

 

East Hill was created at the 1953 election, with the seat continuously held by Labor continuously from 1953 to 2011, with only four members holding the seat during this period. In 2011, Ashton was narrowly defeated by Liberal candidate Glenn Brookes. During the 2015 there was a large swing to Labor across the State, however Brookes gained a tiny swing to hold on despite his slim margin. Brookes moved to the cross bench in 2016 pending an investigation into his campaign manager who was charged with electoral offences. Brookes rejoined the Government benches in 2017.

East Hills is the most marginal seat in NSW. 

 

The current member, Glenn Brookes, holds the seat for the Liberal Party but is not seeking reelection. 

Wendy Lindsay (LIB)

Lindsay is the Liberal Party candidate for East Hills in the 2019 election. Lindsay is a local community radio station manager at Bankstown Auburn Community Radio Station. Lindsay has been involved in many local community activities such as Panania RSL Youth Swimming Club, Bankstown Theatre Company and Padstow Park Public School P&C.

 

Her extensive community service saw her nominated in 2017 for the UWS Women of the West award, in 2016 awarded a NSW Principals Public School Award, and the East Hills Woman of the Year in 2015 as part of the NSW Government Women of the Year awards.

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Cameron Murphy (LAB)

Murphy is the Labor Party candidate for East Hills in the 2019 election. Murphy was also the Labor Party candidate for East Hills in the 2015 State Election, an election which he narrowly lost.

 

Murphy is a member of the New South Wales Bar Association and is admitted as a lawyer in NSW. He specialises in Industrial Law, Workplace Health & Safety, Administrative Law and Intellectual Property Law. Murphy was the President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties from 1999-2013. Murphy is the son of former Attorney-General and High Court Justice Lionel Murphy.

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