Electoral district of Ryde

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Ryde
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Ryde.png
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Dates current1894–1904
1913–1968
1981–1991
1999–present
MP Victor Dominello
Party Liberal Party
Electors 54,881 (2019)
Area28.23 km2 (10.9 sq mi)
Electorates around Ryde:
Epping Epping Ku-ring-gai
Parramatta Ryde Lane Cove
Auburn Drummoyne Lane Cove

Ryde is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It includes the suburbs and localities of Denistone, Denistone East, Denistone West, Macquarie Park, Marsfield, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Ryde, North Ryde, West Ryde; and parts of Eastwood and Epping.

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It is currently represented by Victor Dominello of the Liberal Party.

History

Ryde was created originally in 1894 with the abolition of multi-member districts, from part of Central Cumberland and named after and including Ryde. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of the Legislative Assembly after Federation, but recreated in 1913. In 1920, the electoral districts of Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Gordon and Willoughby were combined to create a new incarnation of Ryde, which elected five members by proportional representation. This was replaced by single member electorates, including Ryde, Burwood, Drummoyne, Eastwood, Gordon and Willoughby for the 1927 election. Ryde was abolished in 1968, being partly replaced by Fuller. In 1981, Fuller was abolished and replaced by a recreated Ryde and Gladesville. In 1991, Ryde was abolished again, but in 1999, Gladesville and Eastwood were abolished and largely replaced by a fourth incarnation of Ryde and Epping.

In its previous incarnations, Ryde was a marginal seat that frequently traded hands between Labor and the conservative parties. In its current incarnation, Ryde was originally a safe Labor seat before a massive swing to the Liberals at a 2008 by-election made it a safe Liberal seat. Dominello currently holds it with a majority of 11.5 percent.

Members for Ryde

1894–1904, 1 member
MemberPartyTerm
  Frank Farnell Free Trade 1894–1898
  Edward Terry Independent Protectionist 1898–1901
  Frank Farnell Independent Liberal 1901–1903
  Edward Terry Independent Liberal 1904–1904
1913–1920, 1 member
MemberPartyTerm
  William Thompson Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
1920–1927, 5 members
MemberPartyTermMemberPartyTermMemberPartyTermMemberPartyTermMemberPartyTerm
  Edward Loxton Independent Nationalist 1920–1922  David Anderson Nationalist 1920–1927  Thomas Bavin Progressive 1920–1922  Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist 1920–1927  Robert Greig Labor 1920–1927
  Nationalist 1922–1925  Nationalist 1922–1927
  Edward Sanders Nationalist 1925–1927
1927–1968, 1 member
MemberPartyTerm
  Henry McDicken Labor 1927–1930
  Evan Davies Labor 1930–1932
  Eric Spooner United Australia 1932–1940
  Arthur Williams Labor 1940–1941
  James Shand Independent UAP 1941–1944
  Eric Hearnshaw Liberal 1945–1950
  Ken Anderson Liberal 1950–1953
  Frank Downing Labor 1953–1968
1981–1991, 1 member
MemberPartyTerm
  Garry McIlwaine [1] Labor 1981–1988
  Michael Photios [2] Liberal 1988–1991
1999–present, 1 member
MemberPartyTerm
  John Watkins [3] Labor 1999–2008
  Victor Dominello [4] Liberal 2008–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Ryde [5] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Victor Dominello 24,04549.59−4.15
Labor Jerome Laxale14,75030.42+1.52
Greens Lindsay Peters4,2068.67−2.81
Christian Democrats Julie Worsley2,0584.24+0.03
Keep Sydney Open Sophie Khatchigian1,3362.76+2.76
Conservatives Steve Busch8501.75+1.75
Sustainable Australia Mark Larsen8351.72+1.72
Liberal Democrats Christopher De Bruyne4120.85+0.85
Total formal votes48,49297.29+0.33
Informal votes1,3512.71−0.33
Turnout 49,84390.82−0.51
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Victor Dominello 25,54962.39+0.88
Labor Jerome Laxale15,40137.61−0.88
Liberal hold Swing +0.88

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References

  1. "Mr Garry David McIlwaine". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. "Mr Michael Stephen Photios (1960- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  3. "The Hon. John Arthur Watkins AM (1955- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  4. "The Hon. Victor Michael Dominello MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  5. "Ryde: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  6. "Ryde: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.