Division of North Sydney

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North Sydney
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of North Sydney 2010.png
Division of North Sydney (green) in New South Wales
Created1901
MPJoe Hockey
PartyLiberal
NamesakeNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Area48 km2 (18.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

The Division of North Sydney is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division is named after the North Sydney area. It was set up in 1900 for the first federal election in 1901.

The electoral division includes the suburbs of Artarmon, Cammeray, Cremorne, Cremorne Point, Crows Nest, Gore Hill, Greenwich, Henley, Hunters Hill, Huntleys Point, Kirribilli, Lane Cove, Lane Cove North, Lane Cove West, Lavender Bay, Linley Point, Longueville, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, Naremburn, Neutral Bay, North Sydney,Northbridge, Northwood, Riverview, St Leonards, Tarban, Waverton, Wollstonecraft, Woolwich and parts of Castlecrag, Gladesville and Willoughby.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Dugald Thomson Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1910
  George Edwards Commonwealth Liberal 1910–1911
  (Sir) Granville Ryrie Commonwealth Liberal 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1922
  Billy Hughes Nationalist 1922–1929
  Independent Nationalist 1929–1930
  Australian 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1945
  Liberal 1945–1949
  William Jack Liberal 1949–1966
  Bill Graham Liberal 1966–1980
  John Spender Liberal 1980–1990
  Ted Mack Independent 1990–1996
  Joe Hockey Liberal 1996–2015
  Trent Zimmerman Liberal 2015–present

North Sydney is one of only two original divisions in New South Wales, which have never been held by the ALP. It has been held by a member of a non-Labor party for all but six years, when independent Ted Mack held it. It was held after the December 1922 election by Prime Minister Billy Hughes. Hughes was replaced as Nationalist party leader, and therefore Prime Minister by Stanley Bruce in February 1923. Joe Hockey was Treasurer in the Abbott Government, but lost his position when Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister. Hockey resigned from Parliament which caused a by-election, and was then appointed as the Ambassador to the US.[1]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. SBS News: Hockey ducks revenge for Washington | SBS News, accessdate: December 11, 2015

Other websites[change | change source]


Preceded by
Bendigo
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1922–1923
Billy Hughes
Succeeded by
Flinders

Coordinates: 33°48′58″S 151°11′02″E / 33.816°S 151.184°E / -33.816; 151.184