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Division of Sydney

This article is about the Australian federal electorate. For the New South Wales state electorate, see Electoral district of Sydney.

</tr></tr></tr></tr></tr></tr></tr></tr></table> The Division of Sydney is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division draws it name from Sydney, the most populous city in Australia, which itself was named after former BritishHome SecretaryThomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney. The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 21 November 1968, replacing the old Division of East Sydney and Division of West Sydney, and was first contested at the 1969 election. The division is located around the City of Sydney, and includes many inner suburbs such as Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity and parts of Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity and the generic locality of Template:NSWcity which incorporates parts of the localities of Template:NSWcity, Template:NSWcity and Template:NSWcity. Lord Howe Island, within the Tasman Sea and some Script error: No such module "convert". north-east of the Sydney central business district, is located within the division; as are the harbour islands from Spectacle Island to the Sydney Heads, and all the waters of Port Jackson, except for Middle Harbour and North Harbour.[2] The current Member for the Division of Sydney, since the 1996 federal election, is Tanya Plibersek, a member of the Australian Labor Party and the current Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

History

The seat is a safe Labor seat; the Labor Party has never polled less than 60% of the two-party preferred vote at any election. Following a national trend towards progressive inner-city voting, the seat had the highest amount of Green votes in any federal electorate in the 2004 election. The Divisions of Melbourne and Grayndler topped Sydney for the highest Green vote at the 2007, 2010 and 2013 elections.[1][3][4]

As at the 2001 census, the electorate had the highest number of same-sex couples in Australia (2,265).[5]

Members

Sydney
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Division of Sydney (green) in New South Wales
(Lord Howe Island not illustrated)
Created</th> 1968
MP</th> Tanya Plibersek
Party</th> Labor
Namesake</th> Sydney
Electors</th> 106,402 (2013)[1]
Area</th> 91 km2 (Lua error in Module:Math at line 495: attempt to index field 'ParserFunctions' (a nil value). sq mi)
Demographic</th> Inner Metropolitan
Member Party Term
  Jim Cope Labor 1969–1975
  Les McMahon Labor 1975–1983
  Peter Baldwin Labor 1983–1998
  Tanya Plibersek Labor 1998–present

Election results

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Australian federal election, 2013: Sydney[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Total formal votes 88,151 93.80 −0.70
Informal votes 5,830 6.20 +0.70
Turnout 93,981 88.33 +0.18
Two-party-preferred result

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Template:Australian politics/name/Labor hold Swing −2.42

References

  1. ^ a b c "NSW Division - Sydney, NSW". Virtual Tally Room,. Australian Electoral Commission. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Profile of the electoral division of Sydney (NSW)". Current federal electoral divisions, Divisions in New South Wales. Australian Electoral Commission. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Grayndler, NSW". Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Melbourne, Victoria". Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Same-sex couples by Commonwealth Electoral Division". Australian Parliament House Library. Parliament of Australia. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

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