Electoral district of North Shore

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North Shore
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district northshore 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1920–1927
1981–present
MP Felicity Wilson
Party Liberal
Area 25.09 km2 (9.7 sq mi)

North Shore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, located on Sydney's lower North Shore. It is currently held by Liberal MP Felicity Wilson.

History[edit]

North Shore was originally created as a five-member electorate with the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, replacing Middle Harbour, Mosman, St Leonards and Willoughby and named after the North Shore of Sydney Harbour. It was abolished in 1927 and replaced by Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, Neutral Bay, North Sydney and Willoughby. It was recreated in 1981.

It was originally expected to be a very safe Liberal seat; northern Sydney has been the power base for the Liberals and their predecessors for over a century. However, it was held by independents from 1981 to 1991—most notably Ted Mack from 1981 to 1988. The Liberals did not take the seat until 1991, but have held it with virtually no difficulty since then.

Members for North Shore[edit]

Five members (1920—1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Alfred Reid Independent Nationalist 1920–1922   (Sir) Arthur Cocks Nationalist 1920–1925   Reginald Weaver Nationalist 1920–1925   Richard Arthur Nationalist 1920–1927   Cecil Murphy Labor 1920–1927
  Nationalist 1922–1922    
  William Fell Independent Nationalist 1922–1927    
  Alick Kay Independent 1925–1926   Alfred Reid Nationalist 1925–1927
  Arthur Tonge Labor 1926–1927
Single-member (1981—present)
Member Party Term
  Ted Mack Independent 1981–1988
  Robyn Read Independent 1988–1991
  Phillip Smiles Liberal 1991–1993
  Jillian Skinner Liberal 1994–2017
  Felicity Wilson Liberal 2017–present

Election results[edit]

North Shore state by-election, 2017[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Felicity Wilson 18,081 42.8 −15.3
Independent Carolyn Corrigan 10,122 23.9 +23.9
Greens Justin Alick 6,723 15.9 +1.3
Independent Ian Mutton 3,456 8.2 +8.2
Independent Harry Fine 1,182 2.8 +2.8
Voluntary Euthanasia Brian Beaumont Owles 998 2.4 +2.4
Animal Justice Ila Lessing 911 2.2 +2.2
Christian Democrats Silvana Nile 819 1.9 +1.1
Total formal votes 42,292 98.1 +0.0
Informal votes 837 1.9 −0.0
Turnout 43,129 78.8 −9.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Felicity Wilson 19,733 54.7 −16.5
Independent Carolyn Corrigan 16,334 45.3 +45.3
Liberal hold Swing N/A
New South Wales state election, 2015: North Shore[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Jillian Skinner 26,853 58.1 −9.3
Greens Arthur Chesterfield-Evans 6,755 14.6 −5.6
Labor James Wheeldon 6,378 13.8 +3.0
Independent Stephen Ruff 4,655 10.1 +10.1
Cyclists Pip Vice 838 1.8 +1.8
No Land Tax Moya Kertesz 390 0.8 +0.8
Christian Democrats Giuseppe Rotiroti 386 0.8 −0.9
Total formal votes 46,255 98.0 +0.4
Informal votes 926 2.0 −0.4
Turnout 47,181 88.2 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jillian Skinner 28,874 71.9 −8.5
Labor James Wheeldon 11,278 28.1 +8.5
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Jillian Skinner 28,613 71.2 −2.1
Greens Arthur Chesterfield-Evans 11,579 28.8 +2.1
Liberal hold Swing −2.1

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