Electoral district of Willoughby
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location within Sydney
|State||New South Wales|
|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
|First incarnation (1894–1920)|
|Joseph Cullen||Free Trade||1894–1894|
|Edward Clark||Free Trade||1894–1895|
|George Howarth||Free Trade||1895–1901|
|Charles Wade||Liberal Reform||1903–1904|
|John Haynes||Independent Democrat||1915–1917|
|Second incarnation (1927–1988)|
|Edward Sanders||Independent Nationalist||1927–1930|
|Third incarnation (1991–present)|
|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|