Electoral district of Paddington (New South Wales)

Paddington was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, originally created in 1859, partly replacing Sydney Hamlets. It included the suburbs of Paddington and Redfern. The rest of Sydney's current Eastern Suburbs, which were then rural, were part of Canterbury.[1] With the creation of the electoral districts of South Sydney and Redfern in 1880, Paddington included the northern part of the eastern suburbs, generally east of what is now known as Anzac Parade and north of Rainbow Street, including all of current Woollahra and Waverley and part of Randwick.[2] It elected one member from 1859 to 1880, two members from 1880 to 1885, three members from 1885 to 1889 and four members from 1889 to 1894. With the abolition of multi-member constituencies in 1894, it was replaced by the single-member electorates of Paddington, Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Sydney. Paddington was recreated in 1927. In 1959, it was combined with part of Waverley and renamed Paddington-Waverley, which was itself abolished in 1962 and partly replaced by Bligh.[3][4][5]

Members for PaddingtonEdit

First incarnation (1859–1920)
Single-member (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  Daniel Cooper None 1859–1860
  John Sutherland None 1860–1880
  William Hezlet None 1880–1880
Two members (1880–1885)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Hezlet None 1880–1882   William Trickett None 1880–1885
  Robert Butcher None 1882–1885
Three members (1885–1889)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Robert Butcher None 1885–1887   William Trickett None 1885–1887   John Neild None 1885–1887
  Alfred Allen Free Trade 1887–1889   Free Trade 1887–1887   Free Trade 1887–1889
  William Allen Protectionist 1888–1889
Four members (1889–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Alfred Allen Free Trade 1889–1894   John Shepherd Free Trade 1889–1891   Robert King Free Trade 1889–1891   Jack Want Free Trade 1889–1891
  James Marks Free Trade 1891–1894   John Neild Free Trade 1891–1894   Ind. Free Trade 1891–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  William Shipway Free Trade 1894–1895
  John Neild Ind. Free Trade 1895–1898
  Free Trade 1898–1901
  Charles Oakes Liberal Reform 1901–1910
  John Osborne Labor 1910–1919
  Lawrence O'Hara Labor 1919–1919
  John Birt Labor 1919–1920
 
Second incarnation (1927–1959)
Single-member
Member Party Term
  (Sir) Daniel Levy Nationalist 1927–1930
  Maurice O'Sullivan Labor 1930–1959

Election resultsEdit

1956 New South Wales state election: Paddington [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Maurice O'Sullivan 12,570 66.4 −20.6
Liberal Rodney Craigie 4,339 22.9 +22.9
Communist Bill Brown 2,035 10.7 −2.3
Total formal votes 18,944 97.1 +4.4
Informal votes 573 2.9 −4.4
Turnout 19,517 91.4 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Maurice O'Sullivan 14,401 76.0 −11.0
Liberal Rodney Craigie 4,543 24.0 +24.0
Labor hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1858 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "1880 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Paddington". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  4. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1956 Paddington". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2020.