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Location within Sydney

Ku-ring-gai is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Barry O'Farrell of the Liberal Party of Australia, since 1999.


Electorate History

Ku-ring-gai was created before the 1973 election and was held by Askin, Lewis and Willis government minister John Maddison, who retired in 1980, when it was won by Nick Greiner at a by-election. He held the seat until resigning from Parliament and as Premier in 1992 in the aftermath of the ICAC enquiry into the Metherell affair. He was succeeded by Stephen O'Doherty, who in 1999 chose to follow the majority of his constituents into the re-created seat of Hornsby. Barry O'Farrell became the new Liberal MP for Ku-ring-gai in 1999 after his seat of Northcott was abolished and is now Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party. Kuring-gai is currently the safest Liberal Party Seat in the NSW Parliament. At the 2007 State Election, Liberal Barry O'Farrell obtained 29% Majority from the Greens and Labor.

Members for Ku-ring-gai

Member Party Period
  John Maddison Liberal 1973—1980
  Nick Greiner Liberal 1980—1992
  Stephen O'Doherty Liberal 1992—1999
  Barry O'Farrell Liberal 1999—present

Election results

New South Wales state election, 2007: Ku-ring-gai
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Barry O'Farrell 27,831 65.6 +7.4
Labor Adrian Macarthur-King 5,839 13.8 -7.3
Greens Susie Gemmell 5,592 13.2 +1.2
Christian Democrats Witold Wiszniewski 1,402 3.3 +0.3
Democrats Jeannette Tsoulos 1,002 2.4 +0.4
Unity Michael Sun 790 1.9 -0.9
Total formal votes 42,456 97.9
Informal votes 857 2.1
Turnout 46,891 92.37
Two Candidate Preferred Result
Liberal Barry O'Farrell 29,939 79.0 +10.3
Labor Adrian Macarthur-King 7,965 21.0 -10.3
Liberal hold Swing +10.3

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