Mark Speakman, since 2011.
Southern Sydney. Cronulla covers parts of Sutherland Shire, including the suburbs of Burraneer, Caringbah, Cronulla, Grays Point, Gymea Bay, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Port Hacking, Woolooware and Yowie Bay.
The district of Cronulla has existed since 1959. In that time, it has been won by the Liberal Party at all but two elections.
Cronulla was first won in 1959 by Liberal MP Ian Griffith. He had won the seat of Sutherland in 1956, and moved to the new seat of Cronulla after the redistribution shifted Sutherland into Labor areas.
Griffith served as a minister from 1972 to 1975, and again for the final few months of the Coalition government in 1976. Griffith lost Liberal preselection in 1978 and retired.
The ALP’s Michael Egan won Cronulla in 1978. He was re-elected in 1981, but lost in 1984. Egan was elected to the Legislative Council in 1986. He became Treasurer when the ALP won power in 1995, serving in the role until his retirement in 2005.
Egan was defeated in 1984 by Liberal candidate Malcolm Kerr. Kerr was re-elected in 1988, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007.
In 2011, Kerr retired and was succeeded by Mark Speakman. Speakman was re-elected in 2015.
- Jonathan Doig (Greens)
Cronulla is a very safe Liberal seat.
|George Capsis||Christian Democrats||2,571||5.1||+1.8|
|Christie Mortimer||No Land Tax||978||1.9||+1.9|
2015 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Cronulla have been split into three parts: central, east or west.
The Liberal Party won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 67.4% in the west to 74.9% in the centre.
|Voter group||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Cronulla at the 2015 NSW state election