Division of Hughes

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Hughes
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Hughes 2010.png
Division of Hughes (green) in New South Wales
Created 1955
MP Craig Kelly
Party Liberal
Namesake Billy Hughes
Electors 97,998 (2010)
Area 178 km2 (68.7 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Billy Hughes

The Division of Hughes is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. It was set up in 1955 and is named for Billy Hughes, who was Prime Minister of Australia 1915-23.[1] It is in the southern and southwestern suburbs of Sydney, including Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Chipping Norton, East Hills, Engadine, Hammondville, Holsworthy, Illawong, Loftus, Lucas Heights, Menai, Milperra, Moorebank, Panania, Picnic Point, Revesby, Warwick Farm, Wattle Grove and Woronora and parts of Padstow, Jannali, Liverpool and Sutherland.[1]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Les Johnson Labor 1955–1966
  Don Dobie Liberal 1966–1969
  Les Johnson Labor 1969–1984
  Robert Tickner Labor 1984–1996
  Danna Vale Liberal 1996–2010
  Craig Kelly Liberal 2010–present

Election results[change | change source]

There was a by-election in Hughes in 1984 when Les Johnson resigned to become the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Hughes (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  2. Carr, Adam (2006). "Byelections 1983-1984". psephos.adam-carr.net. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 33°59′31″S 150°58′30″E / 33.992°S 150.975°E / -33.992; 150.975