Electoral district of Hawkesbury

Hawkesbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Robyn Preston of the Liberal Party.

Hawkesbury
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Hawkesbury.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1920
1927–present
MPRobyn Preston
PartyLiberal
NamesakeHawkesbury River
Electors55,753 (2019)
Area3,171.18 km2 (1,224.4 sq mi)

It includes all of the City of Hawkesbury and the far north of both the Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire, including the suburbs and towns of Berambing, Berowra Creek, Bilpin, Blaxlands Ridge, Bligh Park, Bowen Mountain, Canoelands, Cattai, Central Colo, Central Macdonald, Clarendon, Colo, Colo Heights, Cornwallis, Cumberland Reach, East Kurrajong, Ebenezer, Fernances, Forest Glen, Freemans Reach, Glenorie, Glossodia, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Higher Macdonald, Hobartville, Kenthurst, Kurmond, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Laughtondale, Leets Vale, Lower Hawkesbury, Lower Macdonald, Lower Portland, Maraylya, Maroota, Mcgraths Hill, Mellong, Middle Dural, Mogo Creek, Mountain Lagoon, Mulgrave, North Richmond, Oakville, Perrys Crossing, Pitt Town, Pitt Town Bottoms, Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Round Corner, Sackville, Sackville North, Scheyville, Singletons Mill, South Maroota, South Windsor, St Albans, Ten Mile Hollow, Tennyson, The Slopes, Upper Colo, Upper Macdonald, Vineyard, Webbs Creek, Wheeny Creek, Wilberforce, Windsor, Windsor Downs, Wisemans Ferry, Wrights Creek, Yarramundi and parts of Agnes Banks, Dural and Putty.[1]

HistoryEdit

Hawkesbury was originally created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (North Riding) and named after the Hawkesbury River. It elected two members simultaneously from 1859 to 1880. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into Cumberland. It was recreated in 1927.[2][3]

Hawkesbury is a notably conservative seat, having been won by the main centre-right party at every election since 1947. At the Liberal Party landslide victory in 2011, Liberal candidate Ray Williams achieved 84.7% of the two-party preferred vote, with a primary vote share of 75.4%.

Members for HawkesburyEdit

First incarnation (1859–1880, 2 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  John Darvall None 1859–1860   William Piddington None 1859–1877
  James Cunneen None 1860–1869
  Henry Moses None 1869–1880
    Alexander Bowman None 1877–1880
(1880–1920, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Alexander Bowman None 1880–1882
  Henry McQuade None 1882–1885
  Alexander Bowman None 1885–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1892
  Sydney Burdekin Free Trade 1892–1894
  William Morgan Ind. Free Trade 1894–1895
  Free Trade 1895–1901
  Brinsley Hall Progressive 1901–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1917
  Bruce Walker Sr Independent 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Bruce Walker Sr Nationalist 1927–1932
  Bruce Walker Jr United Australia 1932–1941
  Frank Finnan Labor 1941–1950
  Bernie Deane Liberal 1950–1972
  Kevin Rozzoli Liberal 1973–2003
  Steven Pringle Liberal 2003–2006
  Independent 2006–2007
  Ray Williams Liberal 2007–2015
  Dominic Perrottet Liberal 2015–2019
  Robyn Preston Liberal 2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Hawkesbury [4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robyn Preston 25,127 51.34 −5.27
Labor Peter Reynolds 9,325 19.05 −3.39
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Shane Djuric 4,385 8.96 +8.96
Greens Danielle Wheeler 3,102 6.34 −1.20
Independent Marie-Jeanne Bowyer 2,290 4.68 +4.68
Animal Justice Sarah Coogans 1,394 2.85 +2.85
Independent Eddie Dogramaci 1,312 2.68 +2.68
Sustainable Australia Elissa Carrey 1,217 2.49 +2.49
Keep Sydney Open Perran Costi 789 1.61 +1.61
Total formal votes 48,941 96.13 +0.34
Informal votes 1,972 3.87 −0.34
Turnout 50,913 91.32 −0.89
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robyn Preston 26,935 67.48 −0.30
Labor Peter Reynolds 12,982 32.52 +0.30
Liberal hold Swing −0.30

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hawkesbury". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Hawkesbury". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Hawkesbury: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Hawkesbury: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.