Electoral district of Heffron

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district heffron 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1973–present
MP Ron Hoenig
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.[1]

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.[2] Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport is located within the electorate.

Members for Heffron[edit]

Member Party Period
  Laurie Brereton Labor 1973–1990
  Deirdre Grusovin Labor 1990–2003
  Kristina Keneally Labor 2003–2012
  Ron Hoenig Labor 2012–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Heffron[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Hoenig 20,539 44.3 +4.4
Liberal John Koutsoukis 13,775 29.7 −5.1
Greens Osman Faruqi 9,788 21.1 +3.5
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
Informal votes 1,558 3.3 −0.5
Turnout 47,925 87.2 +3.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Hoenig 26,529 64.1 +8.9
Liberal John Koutsoukis 14,860 35.9 −8.9
Labor hold Swing +8.9


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