Philip Ruddock, since 1993. Previously Member for Parramatta 1973-1977, Member for Dundas 1977-1993.
Northern Sydney. Berowra covers most of Hornsby Shire and northern parts of the Hills. Major suburbs include Berowra, Hornsby, Cherrybrook, Pennant Hills, and Dural. It also stretches as far north as Dangar Island and Wisemans Ferry.
Berowra was created at the 1969 election, and has always been safely retained by the Liberal Party.
The seat was first won in 1969 by Tom Hughes. Hughes had previously held the seat of Parkes since 1963, but its abolition in 1969 saw him move to Berowra. He was Attorney-General in John Gorton’s government, but was dropped from the cabinet when William McMahon became Prime Minister, and he retired at the 1972 election.
In 1972, the seat was won by Harry Edwards, a professor of economics at Macquarie University. Edwards held the seat for the next 21 years, retiring in 1993. He was replaced by Philip Ruddock, who had held other seats since 1973. Ruddock has held the seat ever since, serving as a senior minister for the entirety of the Howard government.
- Mick Gallagher (Independent)
- Leighton Thew (Christian Democratic Party)
- John Storey (Greens)
- Deborah Smythe (Stable Population Party)
- Philip Ruddock (Liberal)
- Paul Graves (Palmer United Party)
- Michael Stove (Labor)
Berowra is a very safe Liberal seat.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into four areas. Booths in the sparsely-populated north and west of the seat have been grouped as “Dural-Maroota”. Booths at the southern end of the seat have been grouped as “Cherrybrook-Pennant Hills”. Those booths in the east of the seat have been split into Berowra in the north and Hornsby in the south.
The Liberal Party’s majority varied from 75.5% in Berowra to 78.1% in Dural-Maroota. The Greens came third, with their vote varying from 8.2% in Dural-Maroota to 15.1% in Berowra.
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