Division of Hughes
The Division of Hughes is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1955 and is named for Billy Hughes, who was Prime Minister of Australia from 1915 to 1923.
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||369 km2 (142.5 sq mi)|
The division is located in the southern and southwestern suburbs of Sydney, including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bundeena, Como, Engadine, Garie Beach, Grays Point, Hammondville, Heathcote, Holsworthy, Illawong, Jannali, Kareela, Kirrawee, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Oyster Bay, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Sutherland, Voyager Point, Waterfall, Wattle Grove, Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah; as well as parts of Audley, Gymea, Moorebank, Royal National Park, and Sylvania. The Liverpool Military Area—comprising Holsworthy Barracks and Steele Barracks—is also located in the electorate.
Originally a marginal Labor seat, it was taken by the Liberals in their 1966 landslide. However, the Liberal margin was redistributed away in 1968, and for the next two decades it was a fairly safe Labor seat. Demographic change made it increasingly less safe for Labor in the 1980s and 1990s, and it was one of many marginal seats taken by the Liberals in the 1996 landslide. The Liberals have held it ever since, although they came close to losing it in the 2007 landslide due to the addition of Campbelltown to Hughes, and it is now a safe Liberal seat.
|Animal Justice||Gae Constable||2,132||2.45||−1.54|
|United Australia||Terrance Keep||2,121||2.44||+2.44|
|Christian Democrats||Leo-Ning Liu||1,987||2.29||−2.50|
|Total formal votes||86,854||94.95||−0.65|
Results are not final. Last updated 7:00pm AEST on 24 May 2019.
- "Hughes - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". ABC News. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
- Hughes, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.