Division of Warringah
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Warringah (green) in New South Wales
|Area:||73 km² (28 sq mi)|
The Division of Warringah is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, and covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. It includes the suburbs of Mosman, Balgowlah, Manly, Brookvale, Beacon Hill and Forestville.
The Division was named after the Warringah area of Sydney, which itself is named by an Aboriginal Australian word which translates into English as "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 Federal election. The seat is currently a safe Liberal seat, and has always been held by a member of a conservative party. It is currently held by Tony Abbott, the current Leader of the Opposition.
|Sir Granville Ryrie||Nationalist||1922–1927|
|(Sir) Archdale Parkhill||Nationalist||1927–1931|
|Percy Spender||Independent UAP||1937–1938|
|Edward St John||Liberal||1966–1969|
|Australian federal election, 2010: Warringah|
|Sex Party||Alexander Gutman||2,075||2.44||+2.44|
|Total formal votes||84,972||95.36||-1.20|