Electoral district of Wollondilly

Wollondilly is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Nathaniel Smith of the Liberal Party.

Wollondilly
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
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Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1904–1981
2007–present
MPNathaniel Smith
PartyLiberal
Electors57,397 (2019)
Area3,327.48 km2 (1,284.7 sq mi)

HistoryEdit

Wollondilly was first established in 1904, partly replacing Bowral. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it absorbed Wollongong and Allowrie and elected three members simultaneously. In 1927, it was split into the single-member electorates of Wollondilly, Wollongong and Illawarra. It was abolished in 1981, but was recreated for the 2007 election, partly replacing Southern Highlands.[1]

Wollondilly is one of three electorates in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly to have been held by two Premiers of New South Wales while in office. Both Premiers Tom Lewis and George Fuller held Wollondilly while in office, the other two electorates being Ku-ring-gai and Maroubra.

Wollondilly was recreated for the 2007 state election, covering areas previously belonging to the districts of Campbelltown, Camden and Southern Highlands, the last of which was abolished.[2] It encompassed all of Wollondilly Shire (including Picton, Tahmoor, Bargo, Yanderra, Thirlmere, Buxton, Wilton, Appin, Douglas Park, Menangle, Cawdor, The Oaks, Oakdale, Warragamba and Silverdale) and part of the City of Campbelltown (including Ambarvale, Glen Alpine, some of Bradbury, St Helens Park, Rosemeadow, Gilead, Wedderburn and Menangle Park).[3]

The next redistribution prior to the 2015 state election saw Wollondilly undergo a southward expansion. It gained the towns of Hill Top, Balmoral, Yerrinbool, Colo Vale, Willow Vale, Mittagong and Bowral from the district of Goulburn. At the same time Wollondilly ceded several suburbs at its northern end, losing Ambarvale, Glen Alpine, Bradbury, St Helens Park, Rosemeadow, Gilead, Wedderburn and Menangle Park to the district of Campbelltown and Camden Park to the district of Camden.[4]

Members for WollondillyEdit

First incarnation 1904–1981Edit

1904–1920, 1 member
Member Party Term
  William McCourt[5] Liberal Reform 1904–1913
  Frank Badgery[6] Liberal Reform 1913–1915
  George Fuller[7] Liberal Reform 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
1920–1927, 3 members
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Sir George Fuller[7] Nationalist 1920–1927   Billy Davies[8] Labor 1920–1927   John Cleary[9] Labor 1920–1922
  Mark Morton[10] Nationalist 1922–1925
  Andrew Lysaght Jr.[11] Labor 1925–1927
1927–1981, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Sir George Fuller[7] Nationalist 1927–1928
  Mark Morton[10] Nationalist 1928–1932
  United Australia 1932–1938
  Jeff Bate[12] United Australia 1938–1945
  Liberal 1945–1949
  Blake Pelly[13] Liberal 1950–1957
  Tom Lewis[14] Liberal 1957–1978
  Bill Knott[15] Labor 1978–1981

Second incarnation 2007–Edit

2007–present, 1 member
Member Party Term
  Phil Costa[16] Labor 2007–2011
  Jai Rowell[17] Liberal 2011–2018
  Nathaniel Smith[18] Liberal 2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Wollondilly[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Nathaniel Smith 19,351 37.95 −20.00
Independent Judy Hannan 10,258 20.12 +20.12
Labor Jo-Ann Davidson 7,723 15.15 −9.08
One Nation Charlie Fenton 5,712 11.20 +11.20
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Jason Bolwell 3,235 6.34 +6.34
Greens David Powell 2,847 5.58 −2.80
Animal Justice Heather Edwards 1,326 2.60 +2.60
Liberal Democrats Mitchell Black 537 1.05 +1.05
Total formal votes 50,989 96.35 +0.11
Informal votes 1,934 3.65 −0.11
Turnout 52,923 92.21 −0.69
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Nathaniel Smith 22,925 63.83 −3.46
Labor Jo-Ann Davidson 12,988 36.17 +3.46
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Nathaniel Smith 21,113 55.50 −11.80
Independent Judy Hannan 16,931 44.50 +11.80
Liberal hold Swing −11.80

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 29 September 2004. Retrieved 13 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Redistribution Commissioners' Report" (PDF). Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2006.
  3. ^ "Wollondilly". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Wollondilly". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr William McCourt (1851–1913)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Francis Arthur Badgery (1852–1915)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c "Sir George Warburton Fuller (1861–1940)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr William Davies (2) (1883-1956)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Mr John Joseph Cleary (1883–1962)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Mr Mark Fairlies Morton (1865–1938)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr Andrew Augustus Lysaght". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Mr (Jeff) Henry Jefferson Percival Bate". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Mr Blake Raymond Pelly". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  14. ^ "The Hon. Thomas Lancelot Lewis (1922-2016)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  15. ^ "William Edwin Knott". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Mr Phillip John Costa". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Mr Jai Traver Rowell (1977 - )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Mr Nathaniel Gerard Smith, MP (1977- )". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Wollondilly: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Wollondilly: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.