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.
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||15.9 km2 (6.1 sq mi)|
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.
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)|
|Daniel Levy ||Nationalist||1920–1927||Arthur Buckley ||Labor||1920–1922||John Birt||Labor||1920–1925||Michael Burke ||Labor||1920–1922||Patrick Minahan ||Labor||1920–1925|
|Joseph Jackson ||Nationalist||1922–1927||Greg McGirr ||Labor||1922–1925|
|Michael Burke ||Labor||1925–1927||William Holdsworth ||Labor||1925–1927|
|Patrick Minahan ||Labor||1925–1927|
|Second incarnation (2007–present, 1 member)|
|Clover Moore ||Independent||2007–2012|
|Alex Greenwich ||Independent||2012–present|
|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|
- "Sir Daniel Levy (1872–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "Mr Arthur William Buckley (1891–1974)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Mr John Edward Birt (1873–1925)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
- "Mr Michael Burke (2) (1865–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Mr Patrick Joseph Minahan (1866–1933)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Mr Joseph Jackson (1874-1961)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- "Mr John Joseph Gregory "Greg" McGirr (1879-1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
- "Mr William Holdsworth (1875–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- "Ms Clover Moore (1945- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
- "Mr (Alex) Alexander Hart Greenwich MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
- "Sydney: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- "Sydney: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.