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Bradfield
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Bradfield (green) in New South Wales
Created: 1949
MP: Paul Fletcher
Party: Liberal
Namesake: John Bradfield
Electors: 93,396
Area: 93 km² (36 sq mi)
Demographic: Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Bradfield is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named for Dr John Bradfield, the designer of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is located in the upper North Shore, and includes the suburbs of Chatswood, Killara, St Ives and Wahroonga. It is one of the safest seats in the country for the Liberal Party. Bradfield's first member was Billy Hughes, a former Prime Minister of Australia and the last serving member of the first federal Parliament. Its current member is Paul Fletcher who was elected at the 2009 Bradfield by-election to replace outgoing member Brendan Nelson.

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Members

Member Party Term
  Billy Hughes Liberal 1949–1952
  Harry Turner Liberal 1952–1974
  David Connolly Liberal 1974–1996
  Brendan Nelson Liberal 1996–2009
  Paul Fletcher Liberal 2009–present

Election results

Bradfield by-election, 2009[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Paul Fletcher 39,815 56.44 −2.63
Greens Susie Gemmell 17,799 25.23 +13.97
Sex Party Marianne Leishman 2,229 3.16 +3.16
Democratic Labor Simon McCaffrey 1,533 2.17 +2.17
Independent Simon Kelly 1,359 1.93 +1.93
Independent Bill Koutalianos 1,191 1.69 +1.69
Christian Democrats James Whitehall 1,054 1.49 §
Nuclear Energy Goronwy Price 758 1.07 +1.07
Climate Change Deborah Burt 686 0.97 +0.97
Independent Brian Buckley 618 0.88 +0.88
Liberal Democrats Lucy Gabb 589 0.83 +0.83
Independent Philip Dowling 555 0.79 +0.79
One Nation Victor Waterson 449 0.64 +0.64
Independent Peter Hanrahan 443 0.63 +0.63
Christian Democrats Esther Heng 362 0.51 §
Christian Democrats Andrew Hestelow 285 0.40 §
Christian Democrats Leighton Thew 187 0.27 §
Christian Democrats Jodi Luke 170 0.24 §
Christian Democrats Robyn Peebles 162 0.23 §
Christian Democrats Darryl Allen 147 0.21 §
Christian Democrats David Pix 100 0.14 §
Christian Democrats Joseph Pender 57 0.08 §
Total formal votes 70,548 91.00 −5.01
Informal votes 6,976 9.00 +5.01
Turnout 77,524 81.51 −12.52
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Liberal Paul Fletcher 45,725 64.81 +1.36
Greens Susie Gemmell 24,823 35.19 +35.19
Liberal hold Swing N/A

§ The combined Christian Democrats vote was 3.58 percent, an increase of 1.84 percentage points.

Australian federal election, 2007: Bradfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Brendan Nelson 49,817 59.07 -3.41
Labor Victoria Brookman 22,509 26.69 +5.11
Greens Susie Gemmell 9,495 11.26 +0.01
Christian Democrats Witold Wiszniewski 1,466 1.74 +1.45
Family First James Turnbull 759 0.90 -0.88
CEC Robert H. Butler 285 0.34 +0.34
Total formal votes 84,331 96.01 +0.53
Informal votes 3,501 3.99 -0.53
Turnout 87,832 94.04 -0.55
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Liberal Brendan Nelson 53,512 63.45 -4.10
Labor Victoria Brookman 30,819 36.55 +4.10
Liberal hold Swing -4.10

References

  1. ^ Virtual Tally Room: AEC

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