Electoral district of Warringah

Warringah was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales and named after and including the Warringah region of the northeastern suburbs of Sydney. It was created in 1894, when multi-member districts were abolished,[1] and the three member district of St Leonards was divided between Warringah, St Leonards and Willoughby.[2][3] It was abolished in 1904 as a result of the 1903 New South Wales referendum, which required the number of members of the Legislative Assembly to be reduced from 125 to 90,[4] and was partly replaced by Middle Harbour.[5][6][7]

Members for WarringahEdit

Member Party Period
  Dugald Thomson Free Trade 1894–1898
  National Federal 1898–1901
  Ellison Quirk Independent 1901–1904

Election resultsEdit

1901 New South Wales state election: Warringah [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ellison Quirk 739 34.7
Independent Liberal James Alderson 604 28.4
Liberal Reform James Conroy 490 23.0 -22.0
Independent Liberal Thomas Loxton 296 13.9
Total formal votes 2,129 100.0 +0.5
Informal votes 0 0.0 -0.5
Turnout 2,129 62.6 -3.3
Independent gain from Progressive  
The sitting member was Dugald Thomson (Progressive),[a] who did not contest the election as he had been elected in March 1901 as a Free Trade member for the federal seat of North Sydney.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dugald Thomson had been elected as member of the Progressive party in 1898, then known as the National Federal party, described as a free trade federationist.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Maps and sketches of proposed Electoral Districts". New South Wales Government Gazette. 23 August 1893. p. 6678. Retrieved 1 November 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Proclamation: names and boundaries of electoral districts". New South Wales Government Gazette. 5 October 1893. p. 7753. Retrieved 1 November 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Warringah". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  8. ^ Green, Antony. "1901 Warringah". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  9. ^ "Mr Dugald Thomson". The Australian Star. 16 July 1898. p. 9. Retrieved 1 April 2020 – via Trove.