Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Dr John Bradfield|
|Area||101 km2 (39.0 sq mi)|
The Division of Bradfield is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
Bradfield was created in the 1949 expansion of Parliament, and was named in honour of Dr John Bradfield,the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its first member was Billy Hughes, a former Prime Minister of Australia and the last serving member of the first federal Parliament. The bulk of the seat was carved out of North Sydney, which Hughes represented from 1923 to 1949. After Hughes, its best-known member was Brendan Nelson, a minister in the third and fourth Howard Governments and the federal Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2008. The current Member for Bradfield, since the 2009 Bradfield by-election, is Paul Fletcher, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.
Located in the traditional Liberal stronghold of Sydney's North Shore, Bradfield has been in Liberal hands for its entire existence, and for most of that time has been reckoned as a very safe Liberal seat.Indeed, the only time that the Liberal hold on the seat has been even remotely threatened was at a 1952 by-election, when the Liberals were held to 58 percent of the two-party vote–the only time that the Liberals have been held below 60 percent of the two-party vote. Even in 1952, the Liberals still won more than enough primary votes to retain the seat without the need for preferences.
For many years, Bradfield was the safest Coalition seat in metropolitan Australia. After the 2013 federal election, Bradfield became the second-safest, behind neighboring Mitchell, with a 20 percent swing required for Labor to win it.However, as of the 2016 federal election, Bradfield is once again the safest metropolitan Coalition seat, with a 21-point swing needed for Labor to win it.
The electorate is located in the upper North Shore and covers an area of approximately 101 km2, covering the suburbs Castle Cove, East Killara, East Lindfield, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, Pymble, Roseville, Roseville Chase, South Turramurra, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Waitara, Warrawee, and West Pymble; as well as parts of Asquith, Chatswood, Chatswood West, Hornsby, Mount Colah, and Normanhurst. The electorate has undergone minor boundary changes, with the latest redistribution in 2016 shifting slightly south, gaining Castle Cove and parts of Chatswood from North Sydney while losing parts of Thornleigh, Normanhurst and Hornsby.
As at the 2011 Census, households within the Division of Bradfield had the highest level of median weekly household income of any electorate in Australia.
| Billy Hughes |
|Liberal|| 10 December 1949 –|
28 October 1952
|Previously held the Division of North Sydney. Died in office. Currently the longest ever serving parliamentarian, as well as the oldest to have ever served|
| Harry Turner |
|Liberal|| 20 December 1952 –|
11 April 1974
|Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Gordon. Retired|
| David Connolly |
|Liberal|| 18 May 1974 –|
29 January 1996
|Lost preselection and retired|
| Dr Brendan Nelson |
|Liberal|| 2 March 1996 –|
19 October 2009
|Served as minister under Howard. Served as Opposition Leader from 2007 to 2008. Resigned in order to retire from politics|
| Paul Fletcher |
|Liberal|| 5 December 2009 –|
|Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison|
|Sustainable Australia||Stephen Molloy||2,826||2.94||+2.94|
|United Australia||Marcus Versace||1,772||1.84||+1.84|
|Total formal votes||96,143||95.95||−0.50|
Ku-ring-gai Council is a local government area on the Upper North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The region is named after the Kuringgai tribe who once inhabited the area.
The North Shore refers to a group of suburbs north of Sydney Central Business District in New South Wales, Australia. The term generally refers to the suburbs located on the northern side of Sydney Harbour up to and including Hornsby and between Middle Harbour and the Lane Cove River.
The North Shore Line is a railway line serving the North Shore in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The North Shore Line extends from Sydney Central station through the western limb of the City Circle, across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and through the North Shore area to Hornsby where it joins the Main North Line. Most services on the line are part of the T1 North Shore, Northern & Western Line, with some services to Wyong during peak hours.
The Division of North Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
The Division of Bennelong is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named after Woollarawarre Bennelong, an Aboriginal man befriended by the first Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip.
The Division of Blaxland is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
Thornleigh is a suburb on the Upper North Shore and Northern Suburbs of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Thornleigh is located 22 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. The source of the Lane Cove River is located in Thornleigh.
Turramurra railway station is located on the North Shore line, serving the Sydney suburb of Turramurra. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore line services.
Roseville railway station is located on the North Shore line, serving the Sydney suburb of Roseville. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore line services.
Wahroonga railway station is a heritage-listed railway station located on the North Shore line, serving the Sydney suburb of Wahroonga. The station is located in the Ku-ring-gai Council local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It is served by Sydney Trains T1 North Shore line services. It was built from 1890 to 1910 by E. Pritchard & Co., contractor. It is also known as Wahroonga Railway Station group and Pearce's Corner; Noonan's Platform. The property is owned by RailCorp. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.
The Division of Mitchell is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
The Division of Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.
West Lindfield is a locality in the suburb of Lindfield, a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 13 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council.
Davidson is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Jonathan O'Dea of the Liberal Party.
Ku-ring-gai is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. Since 2015 it has been represented by Alister Henskens of the Liberal Party. The electorate covers the suburbs and parts of the suburbs of Gordon, Hornsby, Killara, Lindfield, Normanhurst, North Turramurra, North Wahroonga, Pymble, South Turramurra, Thornleigh, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Waitara, Warrawee, and West Pymble.
Gordon Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based on the North Shore of Sydney. The club, known as the Gordon Highlanders, plays out of Chatswood Oval and competes in the New South Wales Rugby Union grade competition.
Northern Tigers FC is a semi-professional Association football club based in the northern suburbs area of Sydney, spanning the Lower North Shore, Upper North Shore and reaching up to Brooklyn on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. The Northern Tigers enter teams in the Football NSW National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 2, National Premier Leagues NSW Women's, FNSW Skills Acquisition Program.
New South Wales politics takes place in context of bicameral parliamentary system. The main parties are the Liberal and National parties of the governing Coalition and the Australian Labor Party. Other minor political parties include the Greens, Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, the Christian Democratic Party, the One Nation, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Keep Sydney Open..
Deanes Coaches was an Australian bus company operating route bus services and charter coaches on Sydney's North Shore.