Electoral district of Port Stephens

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Port Stephens
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
Created 1988
MP Kate Washington
Party Australian Labor Party
Namesake Port Stephens
Electors 48,648 (2015)
Area 1,285.57 km2 (496.4 sq mi)
Coordinates 32°45′41.3″S 151°44′38.6″E / 32.761472°S 151.744056°E / -32.761472; 151.744056Coordinates: 32°45′41.3″S 151°44′38.6″E / 32.761472°S 151.744056°E / -32.761472; 151.744056

Port Stephens is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kate Washington of the Australian Labor Party.

Port Stephens includes most of the Port Stephens LGA (excluding Fern Bay and Fullerton Cove), and part of southern Great Lakes Council (including Hawks Nest and Tea Gardens).[1]

History[edit]

Port Stephens was created in 1988, partly replacing Gloucester.

Members for Port Stephens[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bob Martin Labor 1988–1999
  John Bartlett Labor 1999–2007
  Craig Baumann Liberal 2007–2014
  Independent 2014–2015
  Kate Washington Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Port Stephens[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Kate Washington 22,161 47.1 +20.4
Liberal Ken Jordan 19,265 41.0 −12.1
Greens Rochelle Flood 3,132 6.7 −1.4
No Land Tax Joe Shirley 1,331 2.8 +2.8
Christian Democrats Peter Arena 1,149 2.4 +0.2
Total formal votes 47,038 96.7 +0.2
Informal votes 1,610 3.3 −0.2
Turnout 48,648 92.3 +3.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Kate Washington 24,221 54.7 +19.5
Liberal Ken Jordan 20,045 45.3 −19.5
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +19.5

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