Electoral district of Wyong

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Wyong
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
Dates current 1962–1973
1988–present
MP David Harris
Party Labor Party
Electors 56,764 (2017)
Area 640.55 km2 (247.3 sq mi)
Electorates around Wyong:
Cessnock Lake Macquarie Swansea
Gosford Wyong Pacific Ocean
Gosford The Entrance The Entrance

Wyong is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. The district is a 44,017 km² urban and semi-rural electorate on the Central Coast. It covers part of Central Coast Council, including the towns of Wyong and Toukley.

History[edit]

Wyong was originally established in 1962. In 1973, it was replaced by Munmorah and a redistricted Gosford. In 1988, a recreated Wyong and The Entrance replaced Tuggerah.

In 2011 local businessman Darren Webber won the seat, becoming the first Liberal MP for Wyong, gaining a 9.5% swing. Former MP David Harris regained the seat for Labor in 2015.

Members for Wyong[edit]

First incarnation (1962–1973)
Member Party Period
  Ray Maher Labor 1962–1965
  Harry Jensen Labor 1965–1973
Second incarnation (1988–present)
  Harry Moore Labor 1988–1991
  Paul Crittenden Labor 1991–2007
  David Harris Labor 2007–2011
  Darren Webber Liberal 2011–2014
  Independent 2014–2015
  David Harris Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Wyong[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor David Harris 23,565 51.1 +13.2
Liberal Sandra Kerr 16,936 36.8 −10.5
Greens Vicki Dimond 3,091 6.7 −3.6
No Land Tax Annie McGeechan 929 2.0 +2.0
Christian Democrats Stevan Dragojevic 914 2.0 −1.2
Noel Holt 384 0.8 +0.8
Alex Norwick 252 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 46,071 95.7 +0.1
Informal votes 2,082 4.3 −0.1
Turnout 48,153 90.7 +3.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor David Harris 25,037 58.7 +13.3
Liberal Sandra Kerr 17,597 41.3 −13.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +13.3

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Wyong". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 14 April 2015.