Electoral district of Davidson

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Davidson
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Davidson.png
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Created1971
MP Jonathan O'Dea
Party Liberal Party
Namesake Sir Walter Davidson
Electors 54,940 (2019)
Area74.71 km2 (28.8 sq mi)
DemographicUrban
Electorates around Davidson:
Ku-ring-gai Pittwater Pittwater
Ku-ring-gai Davidson Wakehurst
Lane Cove Willoughby Manly

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.

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Located in Sydney's Northern Beaches region, it spills across portions of the Northern Beaches Council and Ku-ring-gai Council LGAs. It includes all of the namesake suburb of Davidson, as well as Belrose, St Ives, St Ives Chase, Lindfield, Roseville and Castle Cove. It also includes parts of Oxford Falls, Frenchs Forest, Forestville, Killara and Gordon.

Davidson includes portions of two of the most conservative areas of Sydney, and as such has been in the hands of the Liberals for its entire existence. While Labor frequently runs dead in northern Sydney, Davidson is especially hostile territory for Labor. The only times that Labor has even remotely threatened the Liberals' hold on the seat came during the two "Wranslides of 1978 and 1981–the only times that the Liberals have failed to win at least 60 percent of the two-party vote. However, even on those occasions, the Liberals still won enough primary votes to retain the seat outright. Since the 1990s, Labor has been lucky to get 30 percent of the two-party vote, and has even been pushed into third place on some occasions.

Members for Davidson

MemberPartyPeriod
  Dick Healey [1] Liberal 1971–1981
  Terry Metherell [2] Liberal 1981–1991
  Independent 1991–1992
  Andrew Humpherson [3] Liberal 1992–2007
  Jonathan O'Dea [4] Liberal 2007–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Davidson [5] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Jonathan O'Dea 32,02365.13−4.52
Greens Felicity Davis6,65213.53+0.07
Labor Joseph Von Bornemann6,64513.51+0.86
Keep Sydney Open Jacob Shteyman1,9844.04+4.04
Sustainable Australia Stephen Molloy1,8653.79+3.79
Total formal votes49,16997.97+0.19
Informal votes1,0212.03−0.19
Turnout 50,19091.35−1.12
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Jonathan O'Dea 33,75075.47−3.52
Labor Joseph Von Bornemann10,96724.53+3.52
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Jonathan O'Dea 33,44075.24−3.58
Greens Felicity Davis11,00424.76+3.58
Liberal hold Swing −3.58

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References

  1. "The Hon. Richard Owen Healey (1923–2000)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. "Dr. Terry Alan Metherell (1947- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  3. "Mr Andrew Humpherson, MP (1960- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. "Mr Jonathan Richard O'Dea, BA, LLM, MBA MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. "Davidson: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. "Davidson: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.