Division of Sydney

Coordinates: 33°53′42″S 151°12′00″E / 33.895°S 151.200°E / -33.895; 151.200
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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Sydney (green) in New South Wales
(Lord Howe Island not illustrated)
MPTanya Plibersek
Electors106,402 (2013)[1]
Area91 km2 (35.1 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
1st Viscount Sydney

The Division of Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is named for Sydney, which itself was named after former British Home Secretary Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney. It was set up for the 1969 election to replace the old Division of East Sydney and Division of West Sydney.

The division is located around Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Alexandria, Balmain, Beaconsfield, Birchgrove, Broadway, Chippendale, Darlington, Erskineville, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haymarket, Millers Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Surry Hills, The Rocks, Ultimo, Waterloo, Zetland and parts of Annandale, Camperdown, Newtown, and Rozelle. The islands in Port Jackson from Spectacle Island to the Sydney Heads are included as well as Lord Howe Island in the Tasman.[2]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Jim Cope Labor 1969–1975
  Leslie McMahon Labor 1975–1983
  Peter Baldwin Labor 1983–1998
  Tanya Plibersek Labor 1998–present

Tanya Plibersek served in both the Rudd and Gillard governments as Minister for Health, Minister for Human Services and Minister for Housing. She has been Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party since 2013.

Election results[change | change source]

2022 Australian federal election: Sydney[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Tanya Plibersek 52,410 50.82 +1.41
Greens Chetan Sahai 23,732 23.01 +4.94
Liberal Alexander Andruska 20,276 19.66 −6.95
United Australia Ryan McAlister 2,298 2.23 +0.79
One Nation Ben Ferguson 1,889 1.83 +1.83
Socialist Alliance Andrew Chuter 1,518 1.47 +1.47
Australian Citizens Wen Zhou 1,002 0.97 +0.97
Total formal votes 103,125 96.72 +0.53
Informal votes 3,499 3.28 −0.53
Turnout 106,624 85.01 −1.29
Notional two-party-preferred count
Labor Tanya Plibersek 77,933 75.57 +6.90
Liberal Alexander Andruska 25,192 24.43 −6.90
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Tanya Plibersek 68,770 66.69 −1.98
Greens Chetan Sahai 34,355 33.31 +33.31
Labor hold Swing –1.98

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Sydney, NSW". Virtual Tally Room. Australian Electoral Commission. 4 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. "Profile of the electoral division of Sydney (NSW)". Current federal electoral divisions, Divisions in New South Wales. Australian Electoral Commission. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  3. Sydney, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites[change | change source]

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