Electoral results for the district of Bankstown

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Bankstown in New South Wales state elections from the district's first election in 1927 until the present.

Members for Bankstown

Member Party Period
  James McGirr Labor 1927–1940
  Labor (N-C) 1940–1941
  Labor 1941–1950
  Spence Powell Labor 1950–1962
  Nick Kearns Labor 1962–1980
  Ric Mochalski Labor 1980–1986
  Doug Shedden Labor 1987–1999
  Tony Stewart Labor 1999–2011
  Tania Mihailuk Labor 2011–present

Election results

Elections in the 2010s

New South Wales state election, 2015: Bankstown[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tania Mihailuk 24,170 56.3 +8.8
George Zakhia 13,408 31.2 +0.9
Greens Luke Poliszcuk 1,903 4.4 −0.8
Christian Democrats Juliat Nasr 1,813 4.2 −0.2
No Land Tax Jeremy Lawrance 1,113 2.6 +2.6
Oscar Grenfell 501 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 42,908 93.9 +1.2
Informal votes 2,785 6.1 −1.2
Turnout 45,693 87.0 −1.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tania Mihailuk 25,382 64.0 +3.4
George Zakhia 14,293 36.0 −3.4
Labor hold Swing +3.4
New South Wales state election, 2011: Bankstown[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tania Mihailuk 19,327 46.3 -17.9
Bill Chahine 12,457 29.9 +9.9
Independent Edmond Taouk 2,955 7.1 +7.1
Independent Rebecca Kay 2,709 6.5 +6.5
Christian Democrats Zarif Abdulla 1,779 4.3 -0.5
Greens Malikeh Michels 1,668 4.0 -1.4
Richard Phillips 818 2.0 +2.0
Total formal votes 41,713 93.6 -1.3
Informal votes 2,851 6.4 +1.3
Turnout 44,564 91.5 -1.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tania Mihailuk 21,011 60.3 -15.2
Bill Chahine 13,862 39.7 +15.2
Labor hold Swing -15.2

Elections in the 2000s

New South Wales state election, 2007: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tony Stewart 25,671 64.2 +2.7
Mark Majewski 7,977 20.0 +2.5
Greens Simon Brooks 2,142 5.4 -1.4
Christian Democrats Zarif Abdulla 1,897 4.7 +1.6
Unity Shawky Salah 1,444 3.6 -0.5
AAFI Lynette Rogers 845 2.1 +0.6
Total formal votes 39,976 94.9 +0.2
Informal votes 2,154 5.1 -0.2
Turnout 42,130 92.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tony Stewart 27,234 75.4 -1.0
Mark Majewski 8,870 24.6 +1.0
Labor hold Swing -1.0
New South Wales state election, 2003: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tony Stewart 23,787 62.7 -5.5
David Grabovac 5,783 15.2 +0.4
Greens Sanaa Ghabbar 2,495 6.6 +4.9
Unity Nasser Roumieh 1,988 5.2 +1.2
Christian Democrats Janne Peterson 1,259 3.3 +1.2
Socialist Alliance Sam Wainwright 973 2.6 +2.6
One Nation Bradley Torr 510 1.3 -4.8
Reform the Legal System Hanan Sowilam 463 1.2 +1.2
Democrats Joseph McDermott 353 0.9 +0.9
AAFI Gregg Pringle 352 0.9 +0.1
Total formal votes 37,973 94.5 -1.0
Informal votes 2,210 5.5 +1.0
Turnout 40,183 89.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tony Stewart 25,792 78.6 -1.6
David Grabovac 7,004 21.4 +1.6
Labor hold Swing -1.6

Elections in the 1990s

New South Wales state election, 1999: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tony Stewart 26,519 68.1 +6.4
Paul Barrett 5,755 14.8 -13.2
One Nation Barry Ashe 2,327 6.0 +6.0
Unity Erick Meguid 1,551 4.0 +4.0
Christian Democrats Kylie Laurence 838 2.2 +2.2
Democrats Kate Botting 751 1.9 -2.0
Greens Kate Walsh 666 1.7 +1.7
AAFI John Bastin 315 0.8 +0.8
Socialist Equality Richard Phillips 239 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 38,961 95.5 +4.2
Informal votes 1,840 4.5 -4.2
Turnout 40,801 91.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tony Stewart 28,637 80.2 +11.9
Paul Barrett 7,062 19.8 -11.9
Labor hold Swing +11.9
New South Wales state election, 1995: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Doug Shedden 21,747 63.5 +3.4
Paul Barrett 10,875 31.7 -8.2
Democrats Jeffrey Meikle 1,062 3.1 +3.1
Natural Law Mike Smith 580 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 34,264 92.8 +16.3
Informal votes 2,660 7.2 -16.3
Turnout 36,924 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Doug Shedden 22,350 66.2 +6.2
Paul Barrett 11,394 33.8 -6.2
Labor hold Swing +6.2
New South Wales state election, 1991: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Doug Shedden 16,368 60.1 +11.8
Paul Barrett 10,889 39.9 +1.8
Total formal votes 27,257 67.5 -18.9
Informal votes 8,363 23.5 +18.9
Turnout 35,620 94.5
Labor hold Swing +5.3

Elections in the 1980s

New South Wales state election, 1988: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Doug Shedden 14,258 49.7 -14.4
Bob Young 9,054 31.6 -2.0
Independent Kevin Ryan 5,364 18.7 +18.7
Total formal votes 28,676 95.7 -0.2
Informal votes 1,285 4.3 +0.2
Turnout 29,961 94.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Doug Shedden 15,382 59.2 -6.0
Bob Young 10,592 40.8 +6.0
Labor hold Swing -6.0
New South Wales state election, 1984: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ric Mochalski 19,403 64.5 -0.4
Terry McDonald 10,668 35.5 +5.6
Total formal votes 30,071 96.0 +0.2
Informal votes 1,258 4.0 -0.2
Turnout 31,329 93.8 +1.0
Labor hold Swing -4.2
New South Wales state election, 1981: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ric Mochalski 18,754 64.9 -8.1
James McDonald 8,634 29.9 +9.2
Independent Donna Hoban 1,513 5.2 +5.2
Total formal votes 28,901 95.8
Informal votes 1,266 4.2
Turnout 30,167 92.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ric Mochalski 19,530 68.7 -7.1
James McDonald 8,900 31.3 +7.1
Labor hold Swing -7.1

Elections in the 1970s

New South Wales state election, 1978: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 22,604 73.0 +7.5
John Ghent 6,417 20.7 -13.8
Democrats Vera Stewart 1,939 6.3 +6.3
Total formal votes 30,960 97.3 -0.7
Informal votes 855 2.7 +0.7
Turnout 31,815 94.2 0.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Kearns 23,470 75.8 +10.3
John Ghent 7,490 24.2 -10.3
Labor hold Swing +10.3
New South Wales state election, 1976: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 20,619 65.5 +3.5
John Ghent 10,872 34.5 +0.7
Total formal votes 31,491 98.0 +1.0
Informal votes 657 2.0 -1.0
Turnout 32,148 94.2 +0.4
Labor hold Swing +2.7
New South Wales state election, 1973: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 18,920 62.0 -1.9
John Ghent 10,306 33.8 -2.3
DLP Joseph Sanders 1,303 4.3 +4.3
Total formal votes 30,529 97.0
Informal votes 941 3.0
Turnout 31,470 93.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Kearns 19,181 62.8 -1.1
John Ghent 11,348 37.2 +1.1
Labor hold Swing -1.1
New South Wales state election, 1971: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 17,115 63.9 +4.6
John Ghent 9,683 36.1 -4.6
Total formal votes 26,798 97.3
Informal votes 750 2.7
Turnout 27,548 94.6
Labor hold Swing +4.6

Elections in the 1960s

New South Wales state election, 1968: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 15,256 59.3 +4.5
John Ghent 10,455 40.7 -0.5
Total formal votes 25,711 97.0
Informal votes 795 3.0
Turnout 26,506 94.9
Labor hold Swing +1.3
New South Wales state election, 1965: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 14,025 54.8 -5.1
David Cowan 10,540 41.2 +5.9
Communist Frank Bollins 1,038 4.0 -0.8
Total formal votes 25,603 97.8 -0.7
Informal votes 563 2.2 +0.7
Turnout 26,166 94.1 -0.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Kearns 14,855 58.0 -5.8
David Cowan 10,748 42.0 +5.8
Labor hold Swing -5.8
New South Wales state election, 1962: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Nick Kearns 15,292 59.9 +0.6
David Cowan 9,006 35.3 +1.8
Communist Allan Cooper 1,235 4.8 +1.6
Total formal votes 25,533 98.5
Informal votes 393 1.5
Turnout 25,926 94.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Nick Kearns 16,280 63.8 -0.1
David Cowan 9,253 36.2 +0.1
Labor hold Swing -0.1

Elections in the 1950s

New South Wales state election, 1959: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Spence Powell 12,519 59.3
Fred Howe 7,066 33.5
Independent Charles Reid 842 4.0
Communist Jack Hughes 670 3.2
Total formal votes 21,097 97.9
Informal votes 448 2.1
Turnout 21,545 94.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Spence Powell 13,476 63.9
Fred Howe 7,621 36.1
Labor hold Swing
New South Wales state election, 1956: Bankstown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Spence Powell 14,268 59.4 -30.0
Reginald Allsop 8,767 36.5 +36.5
Communist Roy Boyd 981 4.1 -6.5
Total formal votes 24,016 98.2 +5.7
Informal votes 444 1.8 -5.7
Turnout 24,460 94.5 +0.9
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Spence Powell 18,181 63.1 -26.3
Reginald Allsop 8,865 36.9 +36.9
Labor hold Swing N/A

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