Electoral district of Wollongong

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
MP Noreen Hay
Party Labor

Wollongong is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Noreen Hay of the Australian Labor Party.


Wollongong was created in 1904, replacing Illawarra. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Wollondilly, along with Allowrie. In 1927, with the abolition of proportional representation, it was recreated, along with a new Illawarra electorate. In 1930, it was replaced by Bulli. In 1941, a new electorate of Wollongong-Kembla was created. This was split into Wollongong and Kembla in 1968.

Wollongong has rarely been won by right-wing parties and in recent decades has become one of Labor's safest seats.

Members for Wollongong[edit]

First incarnation (1904—1920)
Member Party Term
  John Nicholson Labor 1904–1916
  Nationalist 1916–1917
  Billy Davies Labor 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927—1930)
Member Party Term
  Billy Davies Labor 1927–1930
Third incarnation (1968—present)
Member Party Term
  Jack Hough Liberal 1968–1971
  Eric Ramsay Labor 1971–1984
  Frank Arkell Independent 1984–1991
  Gerry Sullivan Labor 1991–1999
  Col Markham Labor 1999–2003
  Noreen Hay Labor 2003–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Wollongong[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Noreen Hay 16,060 35.6 -22.7
Independent Gordon Bradbery 13,299 29.5 +29.5
Liberal Michelle Blicavs 9,124 20.2 +3.5
Greens Brendan Cook 4,315 9.6 -0.2
Independent Jim Clabour 1,143 2.5 +2.5
Christian Democrats Clarrie Pratt 1,127 2.5 -3.1
Total formal votes 45,068 96.3 0.0
Informal votes 1,752 3.7 0.0
Turnout 46,820 92.7
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Noreen Hay 18,085 50.9 -24.3
Independent Gordon Bradbery 17,411 49.1 +49.1
Labor hold Swing -24.3


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 

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