Electoral district of Miranda

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district miranda 2015.svg
Location of Miranda in Sydney
State New South Wales
Created 1971
MP Eleni Petinos
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Electors 48,625 (2013)
Area 38.87 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
Demographic Inner metropolitan
Coordinates 34°1′38″S 151°5′1″E / 34.02722°S 151.08361°E / -34.02722; 151.08361Coordinates: 34°1′38″S 151°5′1″E / 34.02722°S 151.08361°E / -34.02722; 151.08361

Miranda is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales.

A central Sutherland Shire electorate, Miranda crosses the peninsula between the Georges River and Port Hacking. It includes the suburbs of Como, Bonnet Bay, Oyster Bay, Kareela, Kirrawee, Gymea, Gymea Bay, Grays Point and parts of Sylvania, Miranda and Jannali. The seat's federal equivalent is in the western half of the Division of Cook.

Created in 1971, Miranda had traditionally been a Liberal electorate, being won by Labor only at landslide elections, two under Neville Wran in 1978 and 1981, and again under Bob Carr in 1999 and 2003. According to ABC psephologist Antony Green, the seat should have been recovered by the Liberals in 2007 but was narrowly retained by Labor. On a margin of 0.8 percent it was the Labor government's most marginal seat. In 2011 the Liberals won government in a landslide, and the seat of Miranda on a very safe 21.0 percent margin, with 39 seats held by the Coalition on smaller margins.[1]

The seat was made vacant following the resignation of Liberal MP Graham Annesley. The 2013 Miranda by-election was conducted on 19 October, Labor's Barry Collier won the seat with a two-party swing of 26 percent in the largest by-election swing in the state's history.[2] He did not stand for re-election at the 2015 NSW State election.[3]

Members for Miranda[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tim Walker Liberal 1971–1978
  Bill Robb Labor 1978–1984
  Ron Phillips Liberal 1984–1999
  Barry Collier Labor 1999–2011
  Graham Annesley Liberal 2011–2013
  Barry Collier Labor 2013–2015
  Eleni Petinos Liberal 2015–present

Election results[edit]

Miranda state by-election, 2013[4][5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Barry Collier 18,812 46.5 +24.2
Liberal Brett Thomas 15,883 39.2 −21.5
Christian Democrats George Capsis 2,840 7.0 +3.5
Greens Murray Scott 1,757 4.3 −4.4
Independent Lisa Walters 842 2.1 +2.1
Independent John Brett 342 0.8 −3.9
Total formal votes 40,476 98.0 +0.7
Informal votes 813 2.0 −0.7
Turnout 41,289 84.8 −10.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Barry Collier 20,751 55.1 +26.1
Liberal Brett Thomas 16,916 44.9 −26.1
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +26.1


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