Division of Shortland

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of SHORTLAND 2016.png
Division of Shortland in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
MPPat Conroy
NamesakeJohn Shortland
Electors110,100 (2016)
Area265 km2 (102.3 sq mi)

The Division of Shortland is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after Lt John Shortland, an early explorer of the Hunter Region, and was proclaimed at the redistribution of 11 May 1949, and was first contested at the 1949 federal election.

The division closely follows the west coast of the Tasman Sea, on average extending only 5 or 10 kilometres (3.1 or 6.2 mi) inland. Much of the western boundary is formed by Lake Macquarie. Shortland covers an area from Highfields, Cardiff and Boolaroo in the north to Budgewoi and San Remo in the south.

The current Member for Shortland, since the 2016 federal election, is Pat Conroy, a member of the Australian Labor Party.

The seat has been held by Labor since its creation; like most seats in the Hunter Region, it has usually been reasonably safe for that party. The Hunter is one of the few non-metropolitan regions where Labor usually does well.


Member Party Term
  Charles Griffiths Labor 1949–1972
  Peter Morris Labor 1972–1998
  Jill Hall Labor 1998–2016
  Pat Conroy Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Shortland[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Pat Conroy 50,164 51.17 +3.00
Liberal Jenny Barrie 34,514 35.20 −1.30
Greens Ivan Macfadyen 9,279 9.46 +3.14
Christian Democrats Morgan Cox 4,081 4.16 +2.59
Total formal votes 98,038 95.29 +1.58
Informal votes 4,845 4.71 −1.58
Turnout 102,883 93.45 −2.73
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Pat Conroy 58,761 59.94 +2.54
Liberal Jenny Barrie 39,277 40.06 −2.54
Labor hold Swing +2.54


  1. ^ Shortland, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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Coordinates: 33°06′43″S 151°37′01″E / 33.112°S 151.617°E / -33.112; 151.617