How our region helped deliver victory for Labor and Chris Minns

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Outer South Western Sydney has played a decisive role in helping to deliver Chris Minns victory in yesterday’s NSW state election.

The region is now awash with red after triumphs in Camden and Leppington, as well as Campbelltown, Macquarie Fields and Liverpool.

Labor could still win in Hoslworthy, while Wollondilly looks set to become the first “teal’’ seat in the bush.

In Camden, Labor’s Sally Quinnell (pictured above with Mr Minns) recorded a decisive win with just over 55.4 percent of the two party preferred votes counted, with sitting Liberal Party MP Peter Sidgreaves on 44.6 percent.

In Campbelltown it was a comfortable win to two term Labor MP Greg Warren, who has also been a shadow minister in the last term.

The Liberal vote crashed and burned in Campbelltown, with their candidate Gypshouna Paudel receiving 16.6 first preference votes, just five percent more than One Nation’s Adam Zahra (11.6).

In the two party preferred count, Mr Warren received a tad under 75 percent of the votes counted, with Ms Paudel 25.36 percent.

Nathan Hagarty looks set to not only win the new seat of Leppingtonbut create a Labor fortress after receiving almost 60 percent of the two party preferred votes counted last night.

First time MP’s Nathan Hagarty and Charisma Kaliyanda.

His Liberal opponent, Camden mayor Therese Fedeli, was on 41.4 percent at the close of voting.

In Liverpool, Liberal candidate Richard Ammoun received 39 percent of the two party preferred votes counted, with Labor’s Charisma Kaliyanda easily winning the seat with almost 61 percent.

Ms Kaliyanda replaced Paul Lynch, who held the seat for Labor for almost 30 years before retiring at this election.

In Macquarie Fields it was another easy victory for Labor, with two term MP Anoulack Chanthivong receiving a strong endorsement from voters.

Mr Chanthivong, who is set to be in the Chris Minns ministry alongside Greg Warren, received 57.7 percent of first preference votes. The Liberal Party’s candidate, Khairul Chowdhury received 20.6.

On a two party preferred count, Mr Chanthivong was sitting on 71 percent of the votes counted last night, with Mr Chowdhury on 29 percent.

Neighbouring electorate Holsworthyis too close to call, with the Liberal candidate, Tina Ayyad, the wife of Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun, slightly ahead of Labor’s Mick Maroney.

Ayyad is on 50.8 percent of the two party preferred vote, with Maroney on 49.2 percent.

In Wollondilly, Nat Smith, the Liberal Party candidate parachuted into the seat at the last election, looks likely to lose, but not to the Labor Party.

Independent Judy Hannan, who was backed by Climate 200, is almost certain to win the seat and become the first teal to win a non inner city electorate in Australia.

The former Wollondilly mayor secured 26.5 percent of first preference votes to be in second place, ahead of Labor’s 18 year old candidate Angus Braiden (22.5).

Smith received 33 percent of first preference votes, and finished with a 48.27 share on a two party preferred count.

Ms Hannan is leading the two party preferred count with 51.73.

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