Electoral district of Willoughby

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district willoughby 2015.svg
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current 1894–1920
MP Gladys Berejiklian
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Area 23.56 km2 (9.1 sq mi)

Willoughby is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Gladys Berejiklian of the Liberal Party of Australia, who is the current Premier of New South Wales.


Willoughby was an electoral district of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, first created in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member electoral districts from part of St Leonards, and named after and including the Sydney suburb of Willoughby. With the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into the multi-member electorate of Ryde along with Burwood and Gordon. It was recreated in 1927, but abolished in 1988, being replaced by Middle Harbour. In 1991, Middle Harbour was abolished and replaced by Willoughby.

Willoughby is one of four electorates in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly to have been held by two Premiers of New South Wales while in office. Both Premiers John See and the current Premier have held Willoughby while in office, the other three electorates being Ku-ring-gai, Wollondilly and Maroubra.

Members for Willoughby[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Joseph Cullen Free Trade 1894–1894
  Edward Clark Free Trade 1894–1895
  George Howarth Free Trade 1895–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1903
  Charles Wade Liberal Reform 1903–1904
  Edward Larkin Labor 1913–1915
  John Haynes Independent Democrat 1915–1917
  Reginald Weaver Nationalist 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–1988)
Member Party Term
  Edward Sanders Independent Nationalist 1927–1930
  Nationalist 1930–1932
  United Australia 1932–1943
  George Brain Democratic 1943–1945
  Liberal 1945–1968
  Laurie McGinty Liberal 1968–1977
  Independent Liberal 1977–1978
  Eddie Britt Labor 1978–1981
  Peter Collins Liberal 1981–1988
Third incarnation (1991–present)
Member Party Term
  Peter Collins Liberal 1991–2003
  Gladys Berejiklian Liberal 2003–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Willoughby[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gladys Berejiklian 30,066 63.6 −5.4
Greens Alison Haines 7,511 15.9 −0.9
Labor Peter Cavanagh 7,507 15.9 +3.8
Cyclists Edward Re 845 1.8 +1.8
Christian Democrats Melody Ho 719 1.5 −0.7
No Land Tax Aldo Di Santo 662 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 47,310 97.6 +0.4
Informal votes 1,186 2.4 −0.4
Turnout 48,496 90.4 +2.3
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gladys Berejiklian 31,481 73.8 −6.6
Labor Peter Cavanagh 11,163 26.2 +6.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Gladys Berejiklian 31,324 74.5 −3.2
Greens Alison Haines 10,739 25.5 +3.2
Liberal hold Swing −3.2


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