Electoral district of Charlestown

Charlestown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It has been represented by Jodie Harrison of the Labor Party since the Charlestown by-election on 25 October 2014.[1]

Charlestown
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Charlestown.png
Location in the Central Coast region of New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1971–present
MPJodie Harrison
PartyLabor Party
Electors55,720 (2019)
Area66.18 km2 (25.6 sq mi)
Electorates around Charlestown:
Wallsend Wallsend Newcastle
Lake Macquarie Charlestown Pacific Ocean
Lake Macquarie Swansea Pacific Ocean

It includes part of the City of Lake Macquarie (including Charlestown, Kahibah, Whitebridge, Dudley, Gateshead, Mount Hutton, Windale, Kotara South, Cardiff, Hillsborough, Warners Bay, Eleebana and Tingira Heights) and a small part of the City of Newcastle (including Adamstown and Kotara).[2]

HistoryEdit

The seat was created in 1971, replacing parts of the abolished districts of Hamilton and Kahibah. It was held continuously by Labor until the 2011 election, when it was won by Andrew Cornwell of the Liberal Party. Cornwell became an independent and moved to the crossbench on 6 August 2014 after accusations at ICAC.[3] He resigned from parliament on 12 August 2014 after evidence of corruption was uncovered.[4] Jodie Harrison won the subsequent by-election.[1]

Members for CharlestownEdit

Member Party Period
  Jack Stewart[5] Labor 1971–1972
  Richard Face[6] Labor 1972–2003
  Matthew Morris[7] Labor 2003–2011
  Andrew Cornwell[8] Liberal 2011–2014
  Independent 2014–2014
  Jodie Harrison[9] Labor 2014–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Charlestown[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Jodie Harrison 24,590 50.31 +2.11
Liberal Jennifer Barrie 16,220 33.19 +2.89
Greens Therese Doyle 5,539 11.33 +0.34
Animal Justice Richard Turner 2,525 5.17 +5.17
Total formal votes 48,874 96.47 +0.40
Informal votes 1,787 3.53 −0.40
Turnout 50,661 90.92 −2.03
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jodie Harrison 28,270 62.35 −0.55
Liberal Jennifer Barrie 17,069 37.65 +0.55
Labor hold Swing −0.55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Charlestown - NSW Electorate, Candidates, Results". NSW Votes 2019. ABC News. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Charlestown Electoral District". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Two NSW Liberal MPs stand aside from the party following ICAC revelations on campaign funding". ABC News. 6 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Newcastle MP Tim Owen and Charlestown MP Andrew Cornwell resign from NSW Parliament following ICAC donations inquiry". Sydney Morning Herald. 12 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Mr John Julius Thomas Stewart (1910–1972)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  6. ^ "The Hon. (Richard) Jack Richard Face (1942- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr Matthew Allan Morris (1969- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr Andrew Stuart Cornwell (1969- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  9. ^ "Ms Jodie Elizabeth Harrison, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Charlestown: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Charlestown: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.