Division of Warringah
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Area||68 km2 (26.3 sq mi)|
The Division of Warringah is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after the Warringah area of Sydney, which itself is named by an Aboriginal Australian word which translates into English as "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 federal election.
Centred on Mosman and the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, it covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Tasman Sea. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. Besides Mosman, it includes Allambie, Allambie Heights, Balgowlah, Balgowlah Heights, Balmoral, Beauty Point, Brookvale, Clifton Gardens, Clontarf, Cremorne Point, Curl Curl, Fairlight, Freshwater, Harbord, Killarney Heights, Kurraba Point, Manly Vale, Mosman, North Balgowlah, North Curl Curl, North Head, North Manly, Queenscliff, Seaforth, and Wingala; as well as parts of Beacon Hill, Cremorne, Dee Why, Forestville, Frenchs Forest, Narraweena, and Neutral Bay.
The seat has always been held by the Liberal Party of Australia or its predecessors; the Northern Beaches have long been Liberal heartland. The current member and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has held the seat since winning a 1994 by-election.
|Sir Granville Ryrie||Nationalist||1922–1927|
|(Sir) Archdale Parkhill||Nationalist||1927–1931|
|(Sir) Percy Spender||Independent UAP||1937–1938|
|Edward St John||Liberal||1966–1969|
|Greens||Clara Williams Roldan||10,565||12.19||−3.33|
|Christian Democrats||June Scifo||1,039||1.20||+0.49|
|Total formal votes||86,666||93.92||−0.68|
|Greens||Clara Williams Roldan||33,320||38.45||+38.45|
- Warringah, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.