Electoral district of Waverley

Waverley was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, originally created in 1894, with the abolition of multi-member constituencies,[1] out of part of Paddington, and named after and including the Sydney suburb of Waverley. In 1904 Waverley lost part of the seat to Randwick and was expanded to include parts of Woollahra and Randwick. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Eastern Suburbs. Waverley was recreated in 1927. In 1959 parts of Waverly and Paddington were combined to form Paddington-Waverley, which was abolished in 1962 and replaced by Bligh. In 1971, Bondi and Randwick were abolished and partly replaced by a recreated Waverley. At the 1990 redistribution, Waverley was abolished again and absorbed into Coogee and Vaucluse.[2][3][4]

Members for WaverleyEdit

First incarnation (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Angus Cameron Free Trade 1894–1896
  Thomas Jessep Free Trade 1896–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1907
  James Macarthur-Onslow Independent Liberal 1907–1910
  Liberal Reform 1910–1913
  James Fingleton Labor 1913–1917
  Charles Oakes Nationalist 1917–1920
 
Second incarnation (1927–1959)
Member Party Term
  Carl Glasgow Nationalist 1927–1930
  William Clementson Labor 1930–1932
  John Waddell United Australia 1932–1939
  Clarrie Martin Industrial Labor 1939–1940
  Labor 1940–1953
  William Ferguson Labor 1953–1959
 
Third incarnation (1971–1991)
Member Party Term
  Syd Einfeld Labor 1971–1981
  Ernie Page Labor 1981–1991

Election resultsEdit

1988 New South Wales state election: Waverley [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ernie Page 12,360 46.2 -3.3
Liberal Sally Betts 12,063 45.1 +4.3
Democrats Heather Meers 2,315 8.7 +1.8
Total formal votes 26,738 96.9 +0.4
Informal votes 843 3.1 -0.4
Turnout 27,581 90.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ernie Page 13,303 50.5 -3.9
Liberal Sally Betts 13,016 49.5 +3.9
Labor hold Swing -3.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856 (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales". Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Waverley". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1988 Waverley". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2020.