Division of Wentworth

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wentworth 2010.png
Division of Wentworth (green) in New South Wales
MPMalcolm Turnbull
NamesakeWilliam Wentworth
Electors109,262 (2013)[1]
Area30 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
William Charles Wentworth 1872

The Division of Wentworth is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was one of the 75 divisions set up in 1901 for the first federal election. The division is named after William Charles Wentworth (1790–1872), an Australian explorer and politician.[2] In 1813 he crossed the Blue Mountains with Blaxland and Lawson.

The Division, in terms of area, is the smallest in Australia.[2] It includes the suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Bronte, Centennial Park, Clovelly, Darlinghurst, Darling Point, Dover Heights, Double Bay, East Sydney, Edgecliff, Elizabeth Bay, Kings Cross, North Bondi, Paddington, Point Piper, Potts Point, Queens Park, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Waverley, Woollahra and Woolloomooloo; and parts of Randwick.

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Sir William McMillan Free Trade 1901–1903
  Willie Kelly Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1903–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  Walter Marks Nationalist 1919–1929
  Independent 1929
  Australian 1929–1930
  Independent 1930-1931
  United Australia 1931
  (Sir) Eric Harrison United Australia 1931–1944
  Liberal 1944–1956
  Les Bury Liberal 1956–1974
  Bob Ellicott Liberal 1974–1981
  Peter Coleman Liberal 1981–1987
  John Hewson Liberal 1987–1995
  Andrew Thomson Liberal 1995–2001
  Peter King Liberal 2001–2004
  Independent 2004
  Malcolm Turnbull Liberal 2004–2018
  Kerryn Phelps Independent 2018–2019
  Dave Sharma Liberal 2019–present

Eric Harrison was a minister in the governments of Joseph Lyons and Robert Menzies. He was also deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. He resign in 1956 and became Australian High Commissioner in London. Bob Ellicott was Attorney-General from 1975–1977. He also served as Minister for Home Affairs, Minister for Capital Territory. He resigned in 1981 to become a judge on the Federal Court of Australia. John Hewson and Malcolm Turnbull both served as Leaders of the Opposition, and Turnbull served as Prime Minister from 2015 to 2018. Peter King lost Liberal Party support, and decided to become an independent. He was banned from the Liberal Party for 10 years.

After Malcolm Turnbull was removed as Prime Minister by the Liberal Party he resigned from the Parliament. A by-election was held for the seat which was one by an independent candidate, Kerryn Phelps.[3]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Wentworth, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 9 October 2013. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Wentworth (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  3. 2018 Wentworth by-election, ABC News

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 33°52′59″S 151°15′11″E / 33.883°S 151.253°E / -33.883; 151.253