Division of Hughes
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||369 km2 (142.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Hughes is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1955 and is named for Billy Hughes, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1915-23.
The division is located in the southern and southwestern suburbs of Sydney, including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bonnie Vale, Bundeena, Como, Engadine, Garie Beach, Grays Point, Hammondville, Heathcote, Holsworthy, Illawong, Jannali, Kareela, Kirrawee, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Maianbar, Menai, Oyster Bay, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point, Sutherland, Voyager Point, Waterfall, Wattle Grove, Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah; as well as parts of Audley, Gymea, Moorebank, Royal National Park, and Sylvania. The Liverpool Military Area—comprising Holsworthy Barracks and Steele Barracks—is also located in the electorate.
Originally a marginal seat, a 1968 redistribution made it a fairly safe Labor seat. Demographic change made it increasingly less safe for Labor in the 1980s and 1990s, and it was one of many marginal seats taken by the Liberals in the 1996 landslide. The Liberals have held it ever since, although it came close to losing it in 2007, and it is now a safe Liberal seat.
|Christian Democrats||Michael Caudre||4,490||4.79||+2.00|
|Animal Justice||Ellie Robertson||3,745||3.99||+3.99|
|Total formal votes||93,776||95.60||+1.88|
- Hughes, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.