Electoral district of Ryde
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||28.23 km2 (10.9 sq mi)|
Ryde is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the suburbs and localities of Denistone, Denistone East, Denistone West, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Ryde, North Ryde, West Ryde; and parts of Eastwood and Epping.
Ryde was created originally in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member districts, from part of Central Cumberland and named after and including Ryde. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, but recreated in 1913. In 1920, the electoral districts of Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Gordon and Willoughby were combined to create a new incarnation of Ryde, which elected five members by proportional representation. This was replaced by single member electorates, including Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Eastwood, Gordon and Willoughby for the 1927 election. Ryde was abolished in 1968, being partly replaced by Fuller. In 1981, Fuller was abolished and replaced by a recreated Ryde and Gladesville. In 1991, Ryde was abolished again, but in 1999, Gladesville and Eastwood were abolished and largely replaced by a sixth incarnation of Ryde and Epping.
In its previous incarnations, Ryde was a marginal seat that frequently traded hands between Labor and the conservative parties. In its current incarnation, Ryde was originally a safe Labor seat before a massive swing to the Liberals at a 2008 by-election made it a safe Liberal seat. Dominello currently holds it with a majority of 11.5 percent.
Members for Ryde
|First incarnation (1894–1904, 1 member)|
|Frank Farnell||Free Trade||1894–1898|
|Edward Terry||Independent Protectionist||1898–1901|
|Frank Farnell||Independent Liberal||1901–1903|
|Edward Terry||Independent Liberal||1904–1904|
|Second incarnation (1913–1920, 1 members)|
|William Thompson||Liberal Reform||1913–1917|
|Third incarnation (1920–1927, 5 members)|
|Edward Loxton||Independent Nationalist||1920–1922||David Anderson||Nationalist||1920–1927||Thomas Bavin||Progressive||1920–1922||Sir Thomas Henley||Nationalist||1920–1927||Robert Greig||Labor||1920–1927|
|Fourth incarnation (1927–1968, 1 member)|
|Eric Spooner||United Australia||1932–1940|
|James Shand||Independent UAP||1941–1944|
|Fifth incarnation (1981–1991, 1 member)|
|Sixth incarnation (1999–present, 1 member)|
|Christian Democrats||Julie Worsley||2,034||4.2||+0.1|
|No Land Tax||Joe Cacciotti||806||1.7||+1.7|
|Total formal votes||48,296||97.0||+0.1|
- "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 2004-09-29. Retrieved 2007-04-30.
- State Electoral District of Ryde: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Ryde: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.