In light of the historic win of the Liberal & National Government on 23 March 2019, Oatley was one of forty-eight seats won by the Coalition needed to form majority government.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has celebrated a historic win, becoming the first female premier to win an election in NSW, leading the Coalition to a third consecutive term in the state for the first time in half a century.
Mr Mark Coure MP was delighted to have been re-elected as the Member for Oatley for an additional four years.
The election results were eagerly awaited by a crowd of supporters and volunteers gathered at Oatley RSL. Upon arrival, Mr Coure gave a speech and was interviewed by the ABC in a live television crossover.
Mr Coure thanked family, staff, volunteers, colleagues and members of the community who supported him over many years on this journey.
“I wish to thank my family – my wife Adla and son James – and my whole extended family for their encouragement and support over many years,” Mr Coure said.
“My staff have been on this journey with me for a number of years and I could not have done this without their hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
“I thank the whole campaign team and army of volunteers who showed their support by consistently volunteering their time in the lead up to Election Day. I could not have done this without their willingness and determination,” Mr Coure said.
The seat of Oatley was won by Mr Coure in 2011 by 250 votes and again in 2015 where he increased his margin by 2.8 per cent, recording the state’s largest swing to the Liberal Party. Following the 2015 Election, the seat was held by a Liberal margin of 6.6 per cent, which has now been raised to approximately 11 per cent since Saturday.
Mr Coure also acknowledged his opposition Labor candidate for the seat, Lucy Mannering, who fought a challenging campaign. He wishes her every success in her future endeavours.