Electoral district of Canterbury
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Dates current||1859–1920, 1927–present|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)|
Canterbury was created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (South Riding), named after and including the then town, now Sydney suburb, of Canterbury. It was bordered on the east by Glebe and Newtown, and from 1880, Balmain and Redfern and stretched in the north to Drummoyne and Rhodes, south to Georges River and west to a line between Salt Pan Creek and Homebush Bay. It was a multi-member electorate, electing two members until 1882 and then four members until the abolition of multi-member electorates in 1894, when it was split into Canterbury, Ashfield, Burwood, Petersham and St George. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into St George. It was recreated in 1927, and has been held by Labor for all but one term since. In recent decades it has become one of Labor's safest seats.
Members for Canterbury
|First incarnation (1859–1882, 2 members)|
|Edward Flood||None||1859–1860||Samuel Lyons||None||1859–1860|
|John Lucas||None||1860–1865||Edward Raper||None||1860–1864|
|William Pigott||None||1880–1882||William Henson||None||1880–1882|
|Second incarnation (1882–1894, 4 members)|
|William Pigott||None||1882–1884||Henry Moses||None||1882–1885||William Henson||None||1882–1887||Septimus Stephen||None||1882–1887|
|William Davis||Free Trade||1887–1889||Alexander Hutchison||Free Trade||1887–1891||Free Trade||1887–1889||Joseph Carruthers||Free Trade||1887–1894|
|James Wilshire||Free Trade||1889–1891||John Wheeler||Free Trade||1889–1891|
|Cornelius Danahey||Labor||1891–1894||Thomas Bavister||Labor||1891–1894||James Eve||Free Trade||1891–1894|
|Third incarnation (1894–1920, 1 member)|
|Varney Parkes||Free Trade||1894–1900|
|Sydney Smith||Free Trade||1900–1900|
|Thomas Mackenzie||Liberal Reform||1901–1907|
|Varney Parkes||Independent Liberal||1907–1907|
|Fourth incarnation (1927–present, 1 member)|
|Edward Hocking||United Australia||1932–1935|
|New South Wales state election, 2015: Canterbury|
|Christian Democrats||Tony Issa||4,854||10.2||+6.0|
|No Land Tax||Tony Maiorana||1,386||2.9||+2.9|
|Total formal votes||47,636||95.2||+0.3|
- "Canterbury". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- State Electoral District of Canterbury: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Canterbury: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.