Electoral district of West Sydney

West Sydney was an electoral district for the Legislative Assembly in the Australian State of New South Wales created in 1859 from part of the electoral district of Sydney, covering the western part of the current Sydney central business district, Ultimo and Pyrmont, bordered by George Street, Broadway, Bay Street and Wentworth Park. It elected four members simultaneously, with voters casting four votes and the first four candidates being elected. For the 1894 election, it was replaced by the single-member electorates of Sydney-Gipps, Sydney-Lang, Sydney-Denison and Sydney-Pyrmont.[1][2][3]

Members for West SydneyEdit

Member Party Period Member Party Period Member Party Period Member Party Period
  John Lang None 1859–1869   James Pemell None 1859–1860   John Plunkett None 1859–1860   Thomas Broughton None 1859–1860
  William Windeyer None 1860–1862   Daniel Dalgleish None 1860–1864   William Love None 1860–1864
  Geoffrey Eagar None 1863–1864
  John Darvall None 1864–1865   John Robertson None 1864–1866   Samuel Joseph None 1864–1868


 
Geoffrey Eagar None 1865–1869
  William Windeyer None 1866–1872
  William Campbell None 1868–1869
  William Speer None 1869–1872   John Robertson None 1869–1877   Joseph Wearne None 1869–1874
  Joseph Raphael None 1872–1874   John Booth None 1872–1874
  Henry Dangar None 1874–1877   Angus Cameron None 1874–1885   George Dibbs None 1874–1877
  John Harris None 1877–1880   Daniel O'Connor None 1877–1887   James Merriman None 1877–1880
  William Martin None 1880–1882   Francis Abigail None 1880–1887
  George Merriman None 1882–1885
  John Young None 1885–1887   Alexander Kethel None 1885–1887
  George Merriman Free Trade 1887–1889   Free Trade 1887–1891   Free Trade 1887–1889   Free Trade 1887–1891
  Alfred Lamb Free Trade 1889–1890   Thomas Playfair Free Trade 1889–1891
  Adolphus Taylor Independent 1890–1891
  Thomas Davis Labor 1891–1894   George Black Labor 1891–1894   Andrew Kelly Labor 1891–1894   John FitzGerald Labor 1891–1894

Election resultsEdit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: West Sydney
Wednesday 17 June [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John FitzGerald (elected 1) 4,174 15.8
Labour George Black (elected 2) 4,078 15.4
Labour Andrew Kelly (elected 3) 3,798 14.3
Labour Thomas Davis (elected 4) 2,730 10.3
Protectionist John Young 2,601 9.8
Free Trade Thomas Playfair (defeated) 2,535 9.6
Free Trade Daniel O'Connor (defeated) 2,493 9.4
Free Trade Francis Abigail (defeated) 2,326 8.8
Free Trade Frederick Woolcott-Waley 1,745 6.6
Total formal votes 26,480 99.8
Informal votes 66 0.3
Turnout 7,428 68.6
  Labour gain 3 from Free Trade and gain 1 from Independent
Adolphus Taylor (Independent) did not contest the election.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of West Sydney". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 West Sydney". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.