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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Grayndler (green) in New South Wales
Created 1949
MP Anthony Albanese
Party Labor
Namesake Edward Grayndler
Electors 98,112 (2010)
Area 32 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Grayndler is an Australian Electoral Division in Sydney, New South Wales. It is one of Australia's smallest electorates, and includes the suburbs of Annandale, Ashfield, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Haberfield, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham, Stanmore and Summer Hill. It was set up in 1949 and is named for Edward Grayndler (1867–1943), a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council and General Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union from 1912 to 1941.


Member Party Term
  Fred Daly Labor 1949–1975
  Tony Whitlam Labor 1975–1977
  Frank Stewart Labor 1977–1979
  Leo McLeay Labor 1979–1993
  Jeannette McHugh Labor 1993–1996
  Anthony Albanese Labor 1996–present

Fred Daly was a minister in the Whitlam government. Leo McLeay was Speaker of the House 1989–93. He moved to Watson during an electoral boundary change. Tony Whitlam, Gough's son, served only one term but then lost preselection after division boundaries were changed in 1977.

Election results

There was a by-election in Grayndler in 1979 after the death of the sitting member, Frank Stewart.

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