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Electoral district of Sydney

Sydney is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly of the Australian state of New South Wales in Inner Sydney. It includes the Sydney CBD; the suburbs and localities of Barangaroo, Broadway, Chinatown, Darling Harbour, Darlinghurst, Dawes Point, Elizabeth Bay, Haymarket, Millers Point, Paddington, Potts Point, Pyrmont, The Rocks, Woolloomooloo, Wynyard; and parts of Edgecliff, Rushcutters Bay, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Woollahra.

Sydney
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Sydney.png
Location within Sydney
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1920–1927
2007–present
MPAlex Greenwich
PartyIndependent
Electors55,131 (2019)
Area15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Electorates around Sydney:
North Shore North Shore Lane Cove
Balmain Sydney Vaucluse
Newtown Heffron Coogee

Independent Alex Greenwich has represented the seat since the 2012 Sydney by-election, triggered by the resignation of previous independent Clover Moore, who was the Lord Mayor of Sydney, due to introduced state laws preventing dual membership of state parliament and local council.

HistoryEdit

In the first Parliament of the New South Wales colony, 1856–57, there was a four-member electoral district called Sydney City with voters casting four votes, and the four leading candidates being elected. In 1859, it was replaced by the four-member districts of East Sydney and West Sydney. In 1894, the three four-member districts of East Sydney, West Sydney and South Sydney (created in 1880) were replaced by ten single-member districts with "Sydney" in their title: Sydney-Belmore, Sydney-Bligh, Sydney-Cook, Sydney-Denison, Sydney-Fitzroy, Sydney-Flinders, Sydney-Gipps, Sydney-King, Sydney-Lang, Sydney-Phillip and Sydney-Pyrmont. From 1904, these electorates were renamed or abolished.

In 1920, the inner-city electoral districts of Belmore, Darlinghurst, King, Paddington, Phillip and Surry Hills were combined to create a new incarnation of Sydney, which elected five members by proportional representation. This was replaced by the single member electorates of King, Paddington, Phillip and Surry Hills for the 1927 election.

Sydney was recreated for the 2007 election, replacing abolished district Bligh and also taking in the Sydney CBD and Pyrmont that were previously in Port Jackson (the remainder of Port Jackson became the Electoral district of Balmain).

Members for SydneyEdit

First incarnation (1920–1927, 5 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Daniel Levy [1] Nationalist 1920–1927   Arthur Buckley [2] Labor 1920–1922   John Birt[3] Labor 1920–1925   Michael Burke [4] Labor 1920–1922   Patrick Minahan [5] Labor 1920–1925
  Joseph Jackson [6] Nationalist 1922–1927   Greg McGirr [7] Labor 1922–1925
  Young Australia 1925–1925
  Michael Burke [4] Labor 1925–1927   William Holdsworth [8] Labor 1925–1927
  Patrick Minahan [5] Labor 1925–1927  
Second incarnation (2007–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Clover Moore [9] Independent 2007–2012
  Alex Greenwich [10] Independent 2012–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Sydney[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Alex Greenwich 17,905 41.45 +1.80
Liberal Lyndon Gannon 13,089 30.30 −2.54
Labor Jo Holder 6,370 14.75 +0.00
Greens Jonathan Harms 4,124 9.55 −0.18
Small Business Fiona Douskou 1,017 2.35 +2.35
Sustainable Australia Christopher Thomas 696 1.61 +1.61
Total formal votes 43,201 98.17 +0.56
Informal votes 807 1.83 −0.56
Turnout 44,008 79.82 −2.64
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Lyndon Gannon 16,259 52.96 −3.70
Labor Jo Holder 14,444 47.04 +3.70
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Alex Greenwich 22,841 61.77 +3.70
Liberal Lyndon Gannon 14,134 38.23 −3.70
Independent hold Swing +3.70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sir Daniel Levy (1872–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Mr Arthur William Buckley (1891–1974)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr John Edward Birt (1873–1925)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Mr Michael Burke (2) (1865–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Mr Patrick Joseph Minahan (1866–1933)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Joseph Jackson (1874-1961)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr John Joseph Gregory "Greg" McGirr (1879-1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr William Holdsworth (1875–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Ms Clover Moore (1945- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr (Alex) Alexander Hart Greenwich MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Sydney: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Sydney: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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