Electoral district of Shellharbour

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
StateNew South Wales
Dates current2007–present
MPAnna Watson
PartyLabor Party
Electors61,912 (2017)
Area292.39 km2 (112.9 sq mi)
Electorates around Shellharbour:
Wollondilly Keira Keira
Wollondilly Shellharbour Wollongong
Goulburn Kiama Kiama

Shellharbour is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Anna Watson who won Labor preselection after the former member Lylea McMahon decided not to contest the 2011 election.

It encompasses part of the City of Shellharbour (east of the South Coast line, as far south as Shell Cove, including Flinders, Shellharbour, Warilla, Barrack Heights, Barrack Point, Oak Flats, Mount Warrigal and Blackbutt) and the southwestern edge of the City of Wollongong (including Dapto, Kanahooka, Koonawarra, Horsley, Penrose and Yallah).[1]

The seat was created at the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts and took in the majority of voters from the abolished Illawarra, as well as territory that previously belonged to Wollongong and Kiama.

Members for Shellharbour[edit]

Member Party Term
  Lylea McMahon Labor 2007–2011
  Anna Watson Labor 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Shellharbour[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Anna Watson 26,897 52.7 +7.2
Liberal Mark Jones 13,125 25.7 −6.0
Greens Peter Moran 4,751 9.3 −5.2
Independent Wayne Quinn 2,266 4.4 +4.4
Independent Romeo Cecchele 1,596 3.1 +3.1
Christian Democrats John Kadwell 1,489 2.9 −3.4
No Land Tax Hugo Morvillo 875 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 50,999 95.6 +0.7
Informal votes 2,364 4.4 −0.7
Turnout 53,363 91.8 −0.7
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Anna Watson 29,678 67.0 +9.2
Liberal Mark Jones 14,640 33.0 −9.2
Labor hold Swing +9.2


  1. ^ "Shellharbour". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Shellharbour: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Shellharbour: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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