Stephen Jones, since 2010.
Southern Illawarra and Southern Highlands of NSW. Throsby covers parts of Wollongong and Shellharbour councils around Lake Illawarra, including Port Kembla, Dapto and Albion Park. It also includes a distinct areas in the Southern Highlands, covering the most populated parts of Wingecarribee Shire, stretching as far west as the Hume Highway and covering Bowral, Mittagong and Moss Vale.
Throsby was first created for the 1984 election, and has always been held by the ALP. It has always been won by the ALP by a large margin, with well over 60% at every election since 1993.
The seat was first won in 1984 by Colin Hollis. Hollis had previously been elected in Macarthur for one term in 1983. Hollis retired in 2001, and was succeeded by former ACTU President Jennie George. George held the seat from 2001 to 2010.
In 2010, Stephen Jones won the seat for the ALP upon Jennie George’s retirement.
- May King (Palmer United Party)
- Peter Moran (Greens)
- Larissa Mallinson (Liberal)
- John Kadwell (Christian Democratic Party)
- Stephen Jones (Labor)
- Brian Boulton (Democratic Labour Party)
- Glenn Turner (Katter’s Australian Party)
- Wayne Hartman (Non-Custodial Parents Party)
- Paul Raymond Matters (Independent)
- Gary ‘Angry’ Anderson (Nationals)
- Elrond Veness (Bullet Train For Australia)
Throsby is a safe Labor seat, and despite the preselection attention it will likely remain that way.
2010 two-candidate-preferred result
Booths have been divided into three areas, along local government boundaries. Those polling places in Wingecarribee Shire have been grouped as Southern Highlands. Polling places in the City of Wollongong have been grouped as Port Kembla-Dapto. The remainder is in Shellharbour.
The ALP won large majorities from 68% to 71% in Shellharbour and Port Kembla-Dapto. The Liberal Party won a 56% majority in the Southern Highlands. The Greens vote varied from 11.3% in Port Kembla-Dapto to 12.5% in the Southern Highlands.
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