Michael Daley, since 2005.
Eastern suburbs of Sydney. Maroubra covers parts of Randwick and Botany Bay local government areas, including the suburbs of Botany, Banksmeadow, Daceyville, La Perouse, Chifley, Malabar, Matraville and Maroubra.
Maroubra has existed as an electoral district since 1950. It has always been held by the ALP.
The seat was first won in 1950 by the ALP’s Bob Heffron. He had held the seat of Botany since 1930, until its abolition in 1950.
Heffron had left the ALP in 1938 in opposition to Jack Lang, before returning to the party in 1941. He served as a cabinet minister from 1941 to 1959, when he became NSW Premier. He held the role until he retired to the backbench in 1964. He retired from Maroubra in 1968.
Heffron was succeeded by Randwick mayor Bill Haigh. He became a minister when the ALP won power in 1976. He was dropped from the ministry after the 1981 election, and he then retired in 1983.
The 1983 Maroubra by-election was won by Bob Carr. He was appointed as a minister in the Labor government in 1984. When Labor lost power in 1988, Carr become leader of the ALP. In 1991, he led the ALP to a strong result, depriving the Coalition government of a majority. He won power in 1995. He served as Premier for ten years, winning large majorities in 1999 and 2003. He retired in 2005.
The 2005 Maroubra by-election was won by Maroubra councillor Michael Daley. Daley has been re-elected three times.
Maroubra is a safe Labor seat.
|Georgia Constantinou||No Land Tax||918||2.0||+2.0|
|Jacquie Shiha||Christian Democrats||672||1.4||-0.5|
2015 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Maroubra have been split into three parts: Botany in the west, Maroubra in the north-east and Matraville in the south-east.
Labor won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all three areas, ranging from 57.5% in Maroubra to 65.8% in Matraville.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Maroubra at the 2015 NSW state election