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Electoral district of Canterbury

Canterbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, currently represented by Sophie Cotsis of the Labor Party.[1]

Canterbury
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Canterbury.png
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1920, 1927–present
MPSophie Cotsis
PartyLabor Party
Electors57,164 (2019)
Area18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Electorates around Canterbury:
Lakemba Strathfield Summer Hill
Lakemba Canterbury Heffron
Oatley Kogarah Rockdale

Canterbury includes the suburbs of Campsie, Canterbury, Clemton Park, Earlwood, Hurlstone Park, Undercliffe and parts of Ashbury, Belfield, Belmore, Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove and Roselands.[2]

HistoryEdit

Canterbury was created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (South Riding), named after and including the then town, now Sydney suburb, of Canterbury. It was bordered on the east by Glebe and Newtown, and from 1880, Balmain and Redfern and stretched in the north to Drummoyne and Rhodes, south to Georges River and west to a line between Salt Pan Creek and Homebush Bay. It was a multi-member electorate, electing two members until 1882 and then four members until the abolition of multi-member electorates in 1894, when it was split into Canterbury, Ashfield, Burwood, Petersham and St George. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into St George. It was recreated in 1927, and has been held by Labor for all but one term since. In recent decades it has become one of Labor's safest seats.

Members for CanterburyEdit

First incarnation (1859-1920)Edit

1859–1882, 2 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Edward Flood[3] None 1859–1860   Samuel Lyons[4] None 1859–1860
  John Lucas[5] None 1860–1865   Edward Raper[6] None 1860–1864
None   James Oatley[7] None 1864–1869
  James Pemell[8] None 1865–1868 None
  Richard Hill[9] None 1868–1877 None
None   Montagu Stephen[10] None 1869–1870
None   John Lucas[5] None 1871–1880
  Henry Parkes[11] None 1877–1880 None
  William Pigott[12] None 1880–1882   William Henson[13] None 1880–1882
1882–1885, 3 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Pigott[12] None 1882–1884   Henry Moses[14] None 1882–1885   Septimus Stephen[15] None 1882–1885
  Mark Hammond[16] None 1884–1885
    William Henson[13] None 1885–1885
1885–1894, 4 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Mark Hammond[16] None 1885–1887   William Henson[13] None 1885–1887   Septimus Stephen[15] None 1885–1887   William Judd[17] None 1885–1887
  William Lovel Davis[18] Free Trade 1887–1889   Free Trade 1887–1889   Alexander Hutchison[19] Free Trade 1887–1891   Joseph Carruthers[20] Free Trade 1887–1894
  James Thompson Wilshire[21] Free Trade 1889–1891   John Wheeler[22] Free Trade 1889–1891
  Cornelius Danahey[23] Labor 1891–1894   James Eve[24] Free Trade 1891–1894   Thomas Bavister[25] Labor 1891–1894
1894–1920, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Varney Parkes[26] Free Trade 1894–1900
  Sydney Smith[27] Free Trade 1900–1900
  Thomas Taylor[28] Independent 1900–1901
  Thomas Mackenzie[29] Liberal Reform 1901–1907
  Varney Parkes[26] Independent Liberal 1907–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1913
  Henry Peters[30] Labor 1913–1914
  George Cann[31] Labor 1914–1920

Second incarnation (1927-present)Edit

1927–present, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Arthur Tonge[32] Labor 1927–1932
  Edward Hocking[33] United Australia 1932–1935
  Arthur Tonge[32] Labor 1935–1962
  Kevin Stewart[34] Labor 1962–1985
  Kevin Moss[35] Labor 1986–2003
  Linda Burney[36] Labor 2003–2016
  Sophie Cotsis[37] Labor 2016–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Canterbury[38][39]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sophie Cotsis 24,674 50.61 +0.37
Liberal Matt Harrison 15,376 31.54 +4.54
Greens Linda Eisler 6,146 12.61 +2.93
Christian Democrats Fatima Figueira 2,560 5.25 −4.94
Total formal votes 48,756 95.59 +0.38
Informal votes 2,247 4.41 −0.38
Turnout 51,003 89.22 −0.46
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sophie Cotsis 28,358 63.03 −2.66
Liberal Matt Harrison 16,634 36.97 +2.66
Labor hold Swing −2.66

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ms Sophie Cotsis, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Canterbury". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Mr Edward Flood (1805–1888)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr Samuel Lyons (1826-1910)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Mr John Lucas (1818-1902)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Edward Raper (1806-1882)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr James Oatley (1817-1878)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr James Pemell (1816-1906)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Mr Richard Hill (1810-1895)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr Montagu Consett Stephen (1827-1872)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Mr William Hilson Pigott (1839-1909)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "Mr William Henson (1826-1903)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Mr Henry Moses (1832-1926)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Mr Septimus Alfred Stephen (1842-1901)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Mr Mark John Hammond (1844-1908)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Mr William George Judd (1847-1929)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Mr William Lovel Davis (1844-1932)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Mr Alexander Hutchison (1) (1838-1917)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Sir Joseph Hector McNeil Carruthers (1857-1932)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Mr James Thompson Wilshire (1837 - 1909)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Mr John Wheeler (1853-1915)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  23. ^ "Mr Cornelius James Danahey (1856-1928)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  24. ^ "Mr James Eve (1837-1911)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Mr Thomas Bavister (1850-1923)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  26. ^ a b "Mr Varney Parkes (1859-1935)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  27. ^ "The Hon. Sydney Smith (1856–1934)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Mr Thomas Whitford Taylor". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  29. ^ "Mr Thomas Fitzherbert Hawkins Mackenzie (1854-1934)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  30. ^ "Mr Henry John Frederick Peters (1881–1918)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  31. ^ "Mr John Henry Cann (1860-1940)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  32. ^ a b "Mr Arthur Tonge (1887-1963)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  33. ^ "Mr Edward John Hocking (1874–1944)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  34. ^ "Kevin Stewart (1928–2006)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  35. ^ "Mr Kevin Joseph Moss". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  36. ^ "The Hon. Linda Jean Burney (1957 - )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  37. ^ "The Hon. Sophie Cotsis, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  38. ^ "Canterbury: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  39. ^ "Canterbury: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.