Division of Hughes
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hughes (green) in New South Wales
|Area||178 km2 (68.7 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, Chipping Norton, East Hills, Engadine, Hammondville, Holsworthy, Illawong, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Menai, Milperra, Moorebank, Panania, Picnic Point, Revesby, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove and Woronora and parts of Padstow, Jannali, Liverpool and Sutherland.
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, and it is now a safe Liberal seat.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Hughes|
|Palmer United||John Peters||5,224||5.90||+5.90|
|Christian Democrats||Peter Colsell||2,561||2.89||+0.44|
|Total formal votes||88,575||92.61||−0.87|