Electoral district of Wyong

Wyong is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. The district is a 640.55 km² urban and semi-rural electorate on the Central Coast. It covers part of Central Coast Council, including the towns of Wyong and Toukley.

Wyong
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Wyong.png
Location in the Central Coast region
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1962–1973
1988–present
MPDavid Harris
PartyLabor Party
Electors57,477 (2019)
Area640.55 km2 (247.3 sq mi)
Electorates around Wyong:
Cessnock Lake Macquarie Swansea
Gosford Wyong Pacific Ocean
Gosford The Entrance The Entrance

HistoryEdit

Wyong was originally established in 1962. In 1973, it was replaced by Munmorah and a redistricted Gosford. In 1988, a recreated Wyong and The Entrance replaced Tuggerah.

In 2011 local businessman Darren Webber won the seat, becoming the first Liberal MP for Wyong, gaining a 9.5% swing. Former MP David Harris regained the seat for Labor in 2015.

Members for WyongEdit

First incarnation (1962–1973)
Member Party Period
  Ray Maher[1] Labor 1962–1965
  Harry Jensen[2] Labor 1965–1973
Second incarnation (1988–present)
  Harry Moore[3] Labor 1988–1991
  Paul Crittenden[4] Labor 1991–2007
  David Harris[5] Labor 2007–2011
  Darren Webber[6] Liberal 2011–2014
  Independent 2014–2015
  David Harris[5] Labor 2015–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Wyong [7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor David Harris 25,077 52.11 +0.96
Liberal Ying Shu Li-Cantwell 15,338 31.87 −4.89
Greens Sue Wynn 4,553 9.46 +2.75
Conservatives Martin Stevenson 3,153 6.55 +6.55
Total formal votes 48,121 94.77 −0.91
Informal votes 2,655 5.23 +0.91
Turnout 50,776 88.34 −2.40
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Harris 27,296 62.45 +3.72
Liberal Ying Shu Li-Cantwell 16,415 37.55 −3.72
Labor hold Swing +3.72

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Hon. Raphael Septimus Maher (1911 - 1966)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hon. (Harry) Henry Frederick Jensen (1913-1998)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr Harry Frank Moore". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr Paul Ronald Crittenden". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Mr David Robert Harris, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Darren James Webber". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Wyong: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Wyong: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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