Electoral district of Wakehurst

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Wakehurst
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Wakehurst.png
Location within Sydney
State New South Wales
Created1962
MP Brad Hazzard
Party Liberal Party
Namesake John Loder, 2nd Baron Wakehurst
Electors 55,814 (2019)
DemographicUrban
Electorates around Wakehurst:
Davidson Pittwater Pacific Ocean
Davidson Wakehurst Pacific Ocean
Willoughby Manly Manly

The Electoral district of Wakehurst is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It covers a significant part of Sydney's Northern Beaches as well as parts of the Forest District. Created in 1962, it has been won by the Liberal Party at all but two elections over the last half-century.

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History

Created in 1962, Wakehurst was named in honour of the popular long-serving Governor of New South Wales from 1937 to 1946, Lord Wakehurst. It was held by the Liberal Party from its creation until the 1978 election, when it was won by the Labor Party as part of the first Wranslide. Although the seat is ancestrally Liberal, Labor held the seat until the 1984 election, when the Liberals retook the seat. [1]

The seat was first won in 1962 by Dick Healey of the Liberal Party. He moved to the new seat of Davidson in 1971. He served as a minister in the Coalition state government from 1973 to 1976, and retired in 1981. Wakehurst was won in 1971 by Allan Viney. He held the seat until his defeat in 1978 by the ALP's Tom Webster. Webster was re-elected at the 1981 election but was defeated in 1984 by Liberal candidate John Booth. Booth held the seat until 1991, when he lost preselection to current member Brad Hazzard. [1] Hazzard joined the Coalition shadow frontbench after the 1995 election, and served as a minister in the O'Farrell, Baird and Berejiklian governments.

Members for Wakehurst

MemberPartyPeriod
  Dick Healey [2] Liberal 1962–1971
  Allan Viney [3] Liberal 1971–1978
  Tom Webster [4] Labor 1978–1984
  John Booth [5] Liberal 1984–1991
  Brad Hazzard [6] Liberal 1991–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Wakehurst [7] [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Brad Hazzard 28,70458.93−4.99
Labor Chris Sharpe8,60017.65+2.23
Greens Lilith Zaharias4,8679.99−1.97
Keep Sydney Open Katika Schultz1,9283.96+3.96
Animal Justice Susan Sorensen1,6853.46+3.46
Independent Darren Hough1,6063.30+3.30
Sustainable Australia Greg Mawson1,3222.71+2.71
Total formal votes48,71296.94+0.39
Informal votes1,5373.06−0.39
Turnout 50,24990.03−1.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Brad Hazzard 30,18271.00−4.24
Labor Chris Sharpe12,32629.00+4.24
Liberal hold Swing −4.24

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References

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  7. "Wakehurst: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  8. "Wakehurst: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.