Division of Warringah


Division of Warringah
Warringah
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Warringah 2010.png
Division of Warringah (green) in New South Wales
Created: 1922
MP: Tony Abbott
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Warringah
Area: 73 km² (28 sq mi)
Demographic: Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Warringah is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the Northern Beaches region of Sydney, and covers most of the land between Middle Harbour and the Pacific Ocean. It extends from Port Jackson in the south to the suburb of Dee Why in the north. It includes the suburbs of Mosman, Balgowlah, Manly, Brookvale, Beacon Hill and Forestville.

The Division was named after the Warringah area of Sydney, which itself is named by an Aboriginal Australian word which translates into English as "rain", "waves" or "sea". The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 Federal election. The seat is currently a safe Liberal seat, and has always been held by a member of a conservative party. It is currently held by Tony Abbott, the Leader of the Opposition.

Members for Warringah

Member Party Term
  Granville Ryrie Nationalist 1922–1927
  Archdale Parkhill Nationalist 1927–1931
  United Australia 1931–1937
  Percy Spender Independent UAP 1937–1938
  United Australia 1938–1944
  Liberal 1944–1951
  Francis Bland Liberal 1951–1961
  John Cockle Liberal 1961–1966
  Edward St John Liberal 1966–1969
  Independent 1969
  Michael MacKellar Liberal 1969–1994
  Tony Abbott Liberal 1994–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Warringah
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Tony Abbott 50,063 58.92 +4.91
Labor Hugh Zochling 18,385 21.64 -6.85
Greens Matthew Drake-Brockman 13,883 16.34 +4.03
Sex Party Alexander Gutman 2,075 2.44 +2.44
Secular Kenneth Cooke 566 0.67 +0.67
Total formal votes 84,972 95.36 -1.20
Informal votes 4,135 4.64 +1.20
Turnout 89,107 92.14 -2.69
Two-candidate preferred result
Liberal Tony Abbott 53,612 63.09 +4.31
Labor Hugh Zochling 31,360 36.91 -4.31
Liberal hold Swing +4.31

References

Coordinates: 33°47′35″S 151°15′14″E / 33.793°S 151.254°E / -33.793; 151.254


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