Electoral district of Hawkesbury

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Hawkesbury
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district hawkesbury 2015.svg
Location in Hunter-Sydney-Illawarra region
State New South Wales
Dates current 1859–1920
1927–present
MP Dominic Perrottet
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Namesake Hawkesbury River
Electors 53,064 (2015)
Area 3,171.18 km2 (1,224.4 sq mi)

Hawkesbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Dominic Perrottet of the Liberal Party of Australia.

It includes all of the City of Hawkesbury and the far north of both the Hills Shire and Hornsby Shire, including the suburbs and towns of Berambing, Berowra Creek, Bilpin, Blaxlands Ridge, Bligh Park, Bowen Mountain, Canoelands, Cattai, Central Colo, Central Macdonald, Clarendon, Colo, Colo Heights, Cornwallis, Cumberland Reach, East Kurrajong, Ebenezer, Fernances, Forest Glen, Freemans Reach, Glenorie, Glossodia, Grose Vale, Grose Wold, Higher Macdonald, Hobartville, Kenthurst, Kurmond, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Kurrajong Hills, Laughtondale, Leets Vale, Lower Hawkesbury, Lower Macdonald, Lower Portland, Maraylya, Maroota, Mcgraths Hill, Mellong, Middle Dural, Mogo Creek, Mountain Lagoon, Mulgrave, North Richmond, Oakville, Perrys Crossing, Pitt Town, Pitt Town Bottoms, Richmond, Richmond Lowlands, Round Corner, Sackville, Sackville North, Scheyville, Singletons Mill, South Maroota, South Windsor, St Albans, Ten Mile Hollow, Tennyson, The Slopes, Upper Colo, Upper Macdonald, Vineyard, Webbs Creek, Wheeny Creek, Wilberforce, Windsor, Windsor Downs, Wisemans Ferry, Wrights Creek, Yarramundi and parts of Agnes Banks, Dural and Putty.[1]

History[edit]

Hawkesbury was originally created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (North Riding) and named after the Hawkesbury River. It elected two members simultaneously from 1859 to 1880. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into Cumberland. It was recreated in 1927.[2]

Members for Hawkesbury[edit]

First incarnation (1859–1880, 2 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  John Darvall None 1859–1860   William Piddington None 1859–1877
  James Cunneen None 1860–1869
  Henry Moses None 1869–1880
None   Alexander Bowman None 1877–1880
(1880–1920, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Alexander Bowman None 1880–1882
  Henry McQuade None 1882–1885
  Alexander Bowman None 1885–1887
  Free Trade 1887–1892
  Sydney Burdekin Free Trade 1892–1894
  William Morgan Independent Free Trade 1894–1895
  Free Trade 1895–1901
  Brinsley Hall Progressive 1901–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1917
  Bruce Walker Independent 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Bruce Walker Nationalist 1927–1932
  Ronald Walker United Australia 1932–1941
  Frank Finnan Labor 1941–1950
  Bernie Deane Liberal 1950–1972
  Kevin Rozzoli Liberal 1973–2003
  Steven Pringle Liberal 2003–2006
  Independent 2006–2007
  Ray Williams Liberal 2007–2015
  Dominic Perrottet Liberal 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Hawkesbury[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Dominic Perrottet 26,530 56.6 −9.9
Labor Barry Calvert 10,520 22.4 +7.1
Greens Danielle Wheeler 3,534 7.5 −2.8
Independent Kate Mackaness 2,845 6.1 +6.1
Christian Democrats Caroline Fraser 1,250 2.7 −1.1
No Land Tax Victor Alberts 935 2.0 +2.0
Independent Ralph Harlander 733 1.6 +1.6
Tania Rollinson 518 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 46,865 95.8 −0.2
Informal votes 2,063 4.2 +0.2
Turnout 48,928 92.2 +4.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Dominic Perrottet 27,866 67.8 −10.6
Labor Barry Calvert 13,246 32.2 +10.6
Liberal hold Swing −10.6

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