Electoral district of North Shore
North Shore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on Sydney's lower North Shore. It is represented by Jillian Skinner the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia.
North Shore was originally created as a five-member electorate with the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, replacing Middle Harbour, Mosman, St Leonards and Willoughby and named after the North Shore of Sydney Harbour. It was abolished in 1927 and replaced by Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, Neutral Bay, North Sydney and Willoughby. It was recreated in 1981.
It was originally intended as a very safe Liberal seat. However, it was held by independents from 1981 to 1991--most notably Ted Mack from 1981 to 1988. The Liberals did not take the seat until 1991, but have held it with virtually no difficulty since then.
Members for North Shore
|Five members (1920—1927)|
|Alfred Reid||Independent Nationalist||1920–1922||(Sir) Arthur Cocks||Nationalist||1920–1925||Reginald Weaver||Nationalist||1920–1925||Richard Arthur||Nationalist||1920–1927||Cecil Murphy||Labor||1920–1927|
|William Fell||Independent Nationalist||1922–1927|
|Alick Kay||Independent||1925–1926||Alfred Reid||Nationalist||1925–1927|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: North Shore|
|Christian Democrats||David Kelly||766||1.7||+0.0|
|Total formal votes||45,214||98.0||+0.2|
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 20 September 2011.