Electoral district of Canterbury
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Dates current||1859–1920, 1927–present|
|Area||18 km2 (6.9 sq mi)|
Canterbury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently vacant, and was last represented by Linda Burney of the Australian Labor Party, who has resigned to contest the federal seat of Barton. The seat is now vacant. The vacancy will be filled in an upcoming by-election. Linda Burney won the seat of Barton at the Australian federal election, 2016.
Canterbury was created in 1859, replacing part of Cumberland (South Riding), named after and including the then town, now Sydney suburb, of Canterbury. It was bordered on the east by Glebe and Newtown, and from 1880, Balmain and Redfern and stretched in the north to Drummoyne and Rhodes, south to Georges River and west to a line between Salt Pan Creek and Homebush Bay. It was a multi-member electorate, electing two members until 1882 and then four members until the abolition of multi-member electorates in 1894, when it was split into Canterbury, Ashfield, Burwood, Petersham and St George. It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into St George. It was recreated in 1927, and has been held by Labor for all but one term since. In recent decades it has become one of Labor's safest seats.
Members for Canterbury
|First incarnation (1859–1882, 2 members)|
|Edward Flood||None||1859–1860||Samuel Lyons||None||1859–1860|
|John Lucas||None||1860–1865||Edward Raper||None||1860–1864|
|William Pigott||None||1880–1882||William Henson||None||1880–1882|
|First incarnation (1882–1885, 3 members)|
|William Pigott||None||1882–1884||Henry Moses||None||1882–1885||Septimus Stephen||None||1882–1885|
|First incarnation (1885–1894, 4 members)|
|Mark Hammond||None||1885–1887||William Henson||None||1885–1887||Septimus Stephen||None||1885–1887||William Judd||None||1885–1887|
|William Davis||Free Trade||1887–1889||Free Trade||1887–1889||Alexander Hutchison||Free Trade||1887–1891||Joseph Carruthers||Free Trade||1887–1894|
|James Wilshire||Free Trade||1889–1891||John Wheeler||Free Trade||1889–1891|
|Cornelius Danahey||Labour||1891–1894||James Eve||Free Trade||1891–1894||Thomas Bavister||Labour||1891–1894|
|First incarnation (1894–1920, 1 member)|
|Varney Parkes||Free Trade||1894–1900|
|Sydney Smith||Free Trade||1900–1900|
|Thomas Mackenzie||Liberal Reform||1901–1907|
|Varney Parkes||Independent Liberal||1907–1907|
|Second incarnation (1927–present, 1 member)|
|Edward Hocking||United Australia||1932–1935|
|New South Wales state election, 2015: Canterbury|
|Christian Democrats||Tony Issa||4,854||10.2||+6.0|
|No Land Tax||Tony Maiorana||1,386||2.9||+2.9|
|Total formal votes||47,636||95.2||+0.3|
- "Canterbury". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- State Electoral District of Canterbury: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Canterbury: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.