Division of North Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of North Sydney (green) in New South Wales
|Namesake||North Sydney, New South Wales|
|Area||48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)|
The Division of North Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was proclaimed in 1900 and was one of the original 75 federation divisions contested at the first federal election.
Located along Sydney's North Shore, the division is named after the North Sydney area and includes the suburbs of Artarmon, Cammeray, Cremorne, Cremorne Point, Crows Nest, Gore Hill, Greenwich, Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Lavender Bay, Linley Point, Longueville, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Naremburn, Neutral Bay, Northbridge, Northwood, Riverview, St Leonards, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Woolwich and parts of Castlecrag, Gladesville and Willoughby.
Second only to the nearby Division of Wentworth, the Division of North Sydney has the nation's second highest proportion (56.4%) of high income families. As with all North Shore seats, the division is a safe seat for the Liberal Party of Australia, though the Australian Labor Party came within 3.1 percent of winning North Sydney at the 1943 election landslide. North Sydney and Wentworth are the only two federation divisions in New South Wales to have never been held by Labor. It has been held by a member of a non-Labor party for all but six years of its existence, when held by "father of the independents" Ted Mack, from the 1990 election before choosing to resign from federal parliament after two terms at the 1996 election, for the same reason he previously chose to resign from state parliament after two terms − to avoid receiving a parliamentary pension.
Succeeding Mack was Joe Hockey who represented North Sydney from 1996 to 2015 and served as Abbott Government Treasurer from 2013 to 2015. Following the successful September 2015 Liberal leadership spill Hockey moved to the backbench, however six days later he announced his intention to resign from parliament, taking effect from 23 October which left the seat vacant. A few days later a 2015 North Sydney by-election was scheduled to be held on 5 December.
|Dugald Thomson||Free Trade, Anti-Socialist||1901–1909|
|George Edwards||Commonwealth Liberal||1910–1911|
|(Sir) Granville Ryrie||Commonwealth Liberal||1911–1917|
|Australian federal election, 2013: North Sydney|
|Palmer United||Raheam Khan||1,493||1.69||+1.69|
|Christian Democrats||Maureen Guthrie||892||1.01||+1.01|
|Democratic Labour||Angus McCaffrey||766||0.87||+0.87|
|Total formal votes||88,448||94.62||−0.94|
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