North Shore

The electoral district of North Shore is a located on Lower North Shore of Sydney. North Shore covers a majority of the City of North Sydney and all of Mosman Council. Suburbs include North Sydney, Wollstonecraft, McMahons Point, Kirribilli, Cremorne and Mosman.

 

According to 2016 Census data, North Shore has:

  • A population of 77,272 (46,255 voters turned out in 2015 out of 53,510 enrolled);

  • The average median age at 38;

  • A higher than average level of highest educational attainment with 52.6% of constituents achieving a Bachelor Degree level and above; and

  • A higher than average median weekly household income of $2,408 (vs. $1,486 for NSW).

 

North Shore has existed since 1981. When North Shore was created in 1981, it covered a smaller area than the current seat, mainly covering the City of North Sydney. North Shore replaced the previous seat named Kirribilli, which had been won by the Liberal Party at every election since it was created in 1962. The seat of Mosman covered the Mosman part of the current seat, as well as covering western parts of Manly. Mosman had always been dominated by the Liberal Party, except for two terms in the 1940s when it was won by an independent.

 

The 1994 by-election was won by Liberal candidate Jillian Skinner. Skinner won re-election with relative ease at the 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections. The ALP came second in 1995, 1999 and 2003, but in 2007 the Greens overtook Labor. Skinner still held a margin of almost 16%. Skinner was elected deputy leader of the Liberal Party following the 2007 election and  had served as Minister for Health since the 2011 election. Skinner resigned as Liberal deputy leader in April 2014, following the resignation of Barry O’Farrell as Premier and party leader. Skinner was re-elected at the 2015 election but was dropped from the ministry in January 2017 and resigned from parliament soon after.

 

The 2017 by-election was won by Liberal candidate Felicity Wilson.

Felicity Wilson (LIB)

Wilson is the Liberal Party candidate for North Shore in the 2019 election, and the current member.

 

Wilson won the 2017 by-election after Liberal member Jillian Skinner resigned. Before entering politics, Wilson was a corporate affairs director for Broadspectrum, and had previously worked in executive and corporate affairs roles at the Property Council of Australia and Caltex. Wilson served as President of the Liberal Women's Council (NSW) from 2012-2015.

 

Wilson is not a Minister.

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Carolyn Corrigan (IND)

Corrigan is running as an independent candidate for North Shore in the 2019 election.

 

Corrigan is a nurse who works in the specialist clinical areas of pulmonary hypertension and heart and lung transplantation at St Vincent's Hospital.

 

Corrigan was elected to Mosman Council after campaigning against the introduction of parking meters at Balmoral Beach. Corrigan was Mosman Deputy Mayor 2015-16 and is past President of the Save Our Councils Coalition (SOCC). Corrigan is currently Mayor of Mosman.

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