LABOR supporters have remained faithful in the seats of McMahon, Fowler and Blaxland despite the change in the nation's leadership on Saturday.
With most votes counted, Fowler has received the largest swing of 9.5 per cent to Labor in the country, leaving a margin of 18.3 per cent.
Fowler MP Chris Hayes said he hoped the swing was to do with his local connection.
"I'd like to think it had something to do with how hard I work for and relate to my community," he said.
"And I'm also supported by a dedicated staff. For the past three years I've always put my community before politics."
Mr Hayes said the overall downfall for Labor in the election was the result of "constant squabbling and the perception of instability".
Mr Hayes said his bet was on Bill Shorten as future leader after Kevin Rudd stepped down as party leader.
At this stage the Fowler MP didn't know what his role would be.
"It's in the hands of my colleagues," he said. "But I'd like to think I'm part of a team rebuilding the party to make sure we're competitive for the future."
McMahon MP Chris Bowen crushed any rumours that he would put his hand up to lead the new Labor Party.
"I won't be a candidate for leader of the Labor Party but I would be happy to continue as shadow treasurer," he said.
A slight swing in the seat of McMahon to the Liberals decreased the Labor margin 1.9 per cent to 5.9 per cent.
Mr Bowen believed the points that helped him retain his seat were being a local resident, the recognition by voters of his "hard work and achievements" and the fact that he was a senior member in the Labor Party.
Mr Bowen conceded that his party's result in the election could have been "much worse" if Julia Gillard had been leader.
"The party owes Kevin Rudd a debt of gratitude for stepping up when we needed him," he said.
"I think we let people have the impression that we were disunited and not stable and that we cared more about our internal arguments than about them. We should never let that happen again.
"I think we need to regroup. We need to build on our achievements in government and to take the message of the Australian people that they gave us on Saturday, and we need to be a fighting force for the next three years."
Blaxland MP Jason Clare said the party was ready for a new wave and the division meant people "stopped listening" and that it "camouflaged the good things the government did". Among these he cited DisabilityCare, education reform and stopping the economy going into recession during the Global Financial Crisis.
"It's now time for generational change," Mr Clare said.
"It's up to people like me and Chris Bowen, the next generation of Labor politicians, to build the basis for a new government and earn back the people of Australia's trust and respect."