Electoral district of North Shore
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||25.09 km2 (9.7 sq mi)|
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, replacing Kirribilli.
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.
While Labor frequently runs dead in northern Sydney, North Shore is very unfriendly territory for Labor even by northern Sydney standards. In the last three elections, Labor candidates have been pushed into third place, and have struggled to get to 20 percent of the primary vote.
Members for North Shore
|Five members (1920—1927)|
|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|
|William Fell||Independent Nationalist||1922–1927|
|Alick Kay||Independent||1925–1926||Alfred Reid||Nationalist||1925–1927|
|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|
|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|
- First Preference Votes Report Parliamentary Election: North Shore, Electoral Commission NSW, 13 April 2017.
- State Electoral District of North Shore Distribution of Preferences, Electoral Commission NSW, 13 April 2017.
- State Electoral District of North Shore: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of North Shore: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.