Electoral district of St Leonards

St Leonards was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1859, partly replacing Sydney Hamlets, and named after the Sydney suburb of St Leonards, which then included North Sydney, its main settlement. It extended from North Sydney to Broken Bay, including the Northern Beaches. It elected one member from 1859 to 1882, two members from 1882 to 1889 and three members from 1889 to 1894. With the abolition of multi-member constituencies in 1894, it was replaced by the single-member electorates of St Leonards, Warringah and Willoughby. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into North Shore.[1][2][3]

Members for St LeonardsEdit

Single-member (1859–1882)
Member Party Term
  Edward Sayers None 1859–1860
  James Farnell None 1860–1860
  Isaac Shepherd None 1860–1864
  William Tunks None 1864–1874
  James Farnell None 1874–1882
Two members (1882–1889)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  George Dibbs None 1882–1885   Bernhardt Holtermann None 1882–1885
  Sir Henry Parkes None 1885–1887   Isaac Ives None 1885–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1889   Free Trade 1887–1889
Three members (1889–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Parkes Free Trade 1889–1894   Joseph Cullen Free Trade 1889–1894   John Burns Free Trade 1889–1891
  Edward Clark Labour 1891–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Henry Parkes Free Trade 1894–1895
  Edward Clark Free Trade 1895–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1904
  Thomas Creswell Liberal Reform 1904–1907
  Edward Clark Independent 1907–1910
  Arthur Cocks Liberal Reform 1910–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920

Election resultsEdit

1917 New South Wales state election: St Leonards [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist Arthur Cocks 3,992 65.5 +11.4
Labor Robert Edwards 2,052 33.7 -10.0
Independent Frederick Clancy 53 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 6,097 98.7 +1.6
Informal votes 80 1.3 -1.6
Turnout 6,177 51.4 -11.6
Nationalist hold Swing +11.4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of St Leonards". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1917 St Leonards". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.