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Penrith - 1981 (Roll: 36,104)
Retained by Labor Party
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Anderson, Peter Thomas (Re-elected) Labor Party 22,850 70.82
Shuttleworth, Ross Neil Liberal Party 9,413 29.18
Formal Votes 32,263
Informal Votes 1,038 3.12
Total Votes / Turnout 33,301 92.24
Notes: Penrith was contested by the Labor MP for the abolished seat of Nepean, Peter Anderson. Penrith Labor MP Ron Muloch contested the new seat of St Marys.