Electoral district of Heffron
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Australian Labor Party|
|Area||35.28 km2 (13.6 sq mi)|
Heffron is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is named after Robert Heffron, a former Labor premier of New South Wales. It is a safe Labor seat, and was recently represented by Kristina Keneally of the Australian Labor Party and she like Heffron had also served as Premier. On 23 June 2012, Keneally announced that she would be resigning on 29 June 2012 to start her new career as CEO of Basketball Australia, prompting an August Heffron by-election. At the 2011 election, Keneally suffered a swing of over 16 percent, more than halving her majority from 23 percent to seven percent. However, at the by-election, the seat reverted to form as Labor candidate Ron Hoenig won with 70 percent of the two-candidate preferred vote.
Heffron includes the suburbs of Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Centennial Park, Erskineville, Kensington, Kingsford, Mascot, Moore Park, Rosebery, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe, Waterloo, Zetland and parts of Eastlakes, Randwick and The University of NSW. Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is located within the electorate.
Members for Heffron
|No Land Tax||Anastasia Bakss||1,392||3.0||+3.0|
|Christian Democrats||Shawn Arbeau||873||1.9||−0.0|
|Total formal votes||46,367||96.7||+0.5|
- "Election Night: Two Candidate Preferred" (PDF). elections.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 25 August 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "Heffron". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
- State Electoral District of Heffron: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Heffron: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.