Electoral district of Miranda

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district miranda 2015.svg
Location of Miranda in Sydney
StateNew South Wales
MPEleni Petinos
PartyLiberal Party
Electors55,237 (2017)
Area38.87 km2 (15.0 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan
Coordinates34°1′38″S 151°5′1″E / 34.02722°S 151.08361°E / -34.02722; 151.08361Coordinates: 34°1′38″S 151°5′1″E / 34.02722°S 151.08361°E / -34.02722; 151.08361
Electorates around Miranda:
East Hills Oatley Rockdale
Holsworthy Miranda Cronulla
Heathcote Cronulla

Miranda is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Eleni Petinos of the Liberal Party.

Miranda is located in the north of Sutherland Shire on the south shore of Georges River. It includes the suburbs of Alfords Point, Bonnet Bay, Como, Gymea, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point, Kareela, Kirrawee, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point and parts of Caringbah and Sutherland.[1]


Created in 1971, Miranda had traditionally been a Liberal electorate, being won by Labor only at landslide elections, two under Neville Wran in 1978 and 1981, and again under Bob Carr in 1999 and 2003. According to ABC psephologist Antony Green, the seat should have been recovered by the Liberals in 2007 but was narrowly retained by Labor. On a margin of 0.8 percent it was the Labor government's most marginal seat. In 2011 the Liberals won government in a landslide, and the seat of Miranda on a very safe 21.0 percent margin, with 39 seats held by the Coalition on smaller margins.[2]

The seat was made vacant following the resignation of Liberal MP Graham Annesley. The 2013 Miranda by-election was conducted on 19 October, Labor's Barry Collier won the seat with a two-party swing of 26 percent in the largest by-election swing in the state's history.[3] He did not stand for re-election at the 2015 NSW State election and the seat was subsequently won by the Liberal Party's Eleni Petinos.[4]

Members for Miranda[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tim Walker Liberal 1971–1978
  Bill Robb Labor 1978–1984
  Ron Phillips Liberal 1984–1999
  Barry Collier Labor 1999–2011
  Graham Annesley Liberal 2011–2013
  Barry Collier Labor 2013–2015
  Eleni Petinos Liberal 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Miranda[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eleni Petinos 27,325 55.3 −7.4
Labor Greg Holland 14,654 29.6 +8.8
Greens Mick Nairn 3,450 7.0 −1.0
Christian Democrats Mark Falanga 2,139 4.3 +0.2
Independent John Brett 1,109 2.2 −0.9
No Land Tax Andrew Tran 777 1.6 +1.6
Total formal votes 49,454 96.7 +0.0
Informal votes 1,705 3.3 −0.0
Turnout 51,159 93.3 −0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Eleni Petinos 28,562 63.0 −10.0
Labor Greg Holland 16,800 37.0 +10.0
Liberal hold Swing −10.0


  1. ^ "Miranda". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Miranda State By-election". Antony Green ABC. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  3. ^ Labor's Barry Collier returns to NSW Parliament after record swing against O'Farrell Government in Miranda by-election: Antony Green ABC News 19 October 2013
  4. ^ Collier exits again - Miranda MP calls it quits 'for wife and family' St George Leader 16 October 2014
  5. ^ State Electoral District of Miranda: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  6. ^ State Electoral District of Miranda: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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