Marrickville was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It was an urban electorate in Sydney's inner west, centred on the suburb of Marrickville from which it took its name. At the time of its abolition it also included the suburbs of Camperdown, Darlington, Enmore, Lewisham, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore and parts of Dulwich Hill and Erskineville as well as the University of Sydney.
The New South Wales Legislative Assembly is the lower of the two houses of the Parliament of New South Wales, an Australian state. The upper house is the New South Wales Legislative Council. Both the Assembly and Council sit at Parliament House in the state capital, Sydney. The Assembly is presided over by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
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Marrickville is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Marrickville is located 7 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district and is the largest suburb in the Inner West Council local government area.
The Marrickville electoral district was abolished prior to the 2015 state election, split between two new districts: Newtown and Summer Hill.
A general election for the 56th Parliament of New South Wales (NSW) was held on Saturday 28 March 2015. Members were elected to all 93 seats in the Legislative Assembly using optional preferential voting. Members were also elected to 21 of the 42 seats in the Legislative Council using optional preferential proportional representation voting. The election was conducted by the New South Wales Electoral Commission.
Newtown is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the inner Sydney suburbs of Redfern, Chippendale, Darlington, Eveleigh, Newtown, Enmore, Stanmore and Petersham and parts of Surry Hills, Waterloo, Erskineville, Camperdown, Marrickville and Lewisham. It is held by Jenny Leong of the Greens.
Summer Hill is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Jo Haylen of the Labor Party.
Multi-member constituencies were abolished in 1894 and the district was created, along with Newtown-Camperdown, Newtown-Erskine and Newtown-St Peters to replace the then four member electorate of Newtown.
Newtown-Camperdown was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1894 with the division of the multi-member district of Newtown and named after and including the inner Sydney suburb of Camperdown. It was replaced by the Electoral district of Camperdown in 1904.
Newtown-Erskine was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1894 with the division of the multi-member district of Newtown and named after the inner Sydney suburb of Erskineville or George Erskine, a Wesleyan minister, after whom it was named. Along with Newtown-St Peters, it was partly replaced by a recreated Newtown in 1904.
Newtown-St Peters was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1894 with the division of the multi-member district of Newtown and named after the inner Sydney suburb of St Peters. Along with Newtown-Erskine, it was partly replaced by a recreated Newtown in 1904.
Marrickville was one of the more left-leaning electorates in the Sydney area. It had traditionally been an ALP stronghold, but had become less so as the Greens support had been on the rise in recent years. The Liberal Party did not feature in the final two-candidate count after 1991, beaten in 1995 by the short lived single issue party No Aircraft Noise and after that by the Greens.
The Australian Labor Party , also known as NSW Labor and Country Labor in regional areas, is the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party. The parliamentary leader is elected from and by the members of the party caucus, comprising all party members in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. The party factions have a strong influence on the election of the leader. The leader's position is dependent on the continuing support of the caucus and the leader may be deposed by failing to win a vote of confidence of parliamentary members. By convention, the premier sits in the Legislative Assembly, and is the leader of the party controlling a majority in that house. The party leader also typically is a member of the Assembly, though this is not a strict party constitutional requirement. Barrie Unsworth, for example, was elected party leader while a member of the Legislative Council. He then transferred to the Assembly by winning a seat at a by-election.
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Labor first won the seat in 1910 in the person of Thomas Crawford. In 1916, he joined other pro-conscription Labor MPs in forming the Nationalist Party of Australia. Crawford was defeated in 1917 by Labor's Carlo Lazzarini, the first member of the NSW parliament with an Italian name. Lazzarini held it until the seat was abolished in 1920. He served for the next seven years in the multi-member electorate of Western Suburbs. Marrickville was recreated in 1927 with the reintroduction of single-member electorates. Lazzarini was reelected as the member for this seat, and held it until his death in 1952.
Thomas Simpson Crawford QC, was an Australian politician and New South Wales Senior Crown Prosecutor.
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Western Suburbs was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales in Sydney's inner western suburbs. It was created as a five-member electorate with the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, replacing Ashfield, Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt, Marrickville and Petersham. It was abolished in 1927 and replaced by Ashfield, Burwood, Croydon, Marrickville, Leichhardt and Marrickville.
The seat was then held for twenty years by Norm Ryan, who for part of that time was Minister for Public Works and oversaw the building of the Sydney Opera House. After being elected 7 times, he stood aside for fellow ALP member Tom Cahill (the son of former premier Joseph Cahill), who held the seat until his death in 1983. The resulting by-election was won by Andrew Refshauge, who was the deputy premier from 4 April 1995 until his resignation on 10 August 2005. At the general election in 2003, Refshauge won with a 10.7% two party preferred majority over Greens candidate Colin Hesse.
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Refshauge's retirement in 2005 sparked another by-election on 17 September, held simultaneously with by-elections in Macquarie Fields and Maroubra. While the Liberal Party did not field a candidate, the ALP faced a strong challenger in the Deputy Mayor of Marrickville, Sam Byrne, running as a Greens candidate. The ALP subsequently drafted Education Minister Carmel Tebbutt, who was then a member of the Legislative Council, as their candidate, as she was seen to be the best chance of holding the seat. Despite Tebbutt's profile, she faced significant challenges from Byrne, but ultimately won out - although the Green vote was the highest in Australian history. Tebbutt retained the seat in the 2007 and 2011 state elections, though her majority was successively reduced. Tebbutt was married to former Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, the member for the federal electorate of Grayndler; most of Marrickville is located in Grayndler.
|First incarnation (1894—1920)|
|Francis McLean||Free Trade||1894–1901|
|Richard McCoy||Liberal Reform||1901–1910|
|Second incarnation (1927—2015)|
|Socialist Alliance||Pip Hinman||860||1.9||+0.3|
|Christian Democrats||Kylie Laurence||531||1.2||-0.3|
|Family First||Jimmy Liem||395||0.9||+0.9|
|Total formal votes||45,697||97.1||+0.2|
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