Electoral district of Drummoyne

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Location within Sydney

Drummoyne is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the suburbs and localities of Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Mortlake, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, and Wareemba.


Drummoyne was created in 1913. With the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into the multi-member electorate of Ryde, but recreated in 1927. For much of the early 1900s, it was a marginal seat. Between the 1960s and 2000s, Drummoyne has consistently been a Labor-leaning seat. Currently, the electoral district is represented by John Sidoti of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Notably, this was the scene of future Liberal Prime Minister John Howard's first run for parliament, in 1968.

Members for Drummoyne[edit]

First incarnation (1913—1920)
Member Party Term
  George Richards Liberal Reform 1913–1915
  Alexander Graff Liberal Reform 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
  Independent 1920
Second incarnation (1927—present)
Member Party Term
  John Lee United Australia 1927–1930
  David McLelland Labor 1930–1932
  John Lee United Australia 1932–1941
  Robert Greig Labor 1941–1947
  Robert Dewley Liberal 1947–1953
  Roy Jackson Labor 1953–1956
  Walter Lawrence Liberal 1956–1962
  Reg Coady Labor 1962–1973
  Michael Maher Labor 1973–1982
  John Murray Labor 1982–2003
  Angela D'Amore Labor 2003–2010
  Independent 2010–2011
  John Sidoti Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Drummoyne[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal John Sidoti 26,397 56.0 +19.4
Labor Angelo Tsirekas 11,872 25.2 -22.1
Greens Adam Butler 4,624 9.8 +0.4
Independent Alex Elliott 3,182 6.8 +6.8
Christian Democrats Marc Gesling 1,042 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 47,117 97.5 +0.2
Informal votes 1,226 2.5 -0.2
Turnout 48,343 93.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Sidoti 28,349 66.7 +24.3
Labor Angelo Tsirekas 14,183 33.3 -24.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +24.3


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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