The electorate covers: an area from Fitzroy Falls, Robertson and Dunmore in the south to Lake Avon, Alpine, Welby, Kembla Grange and Primbee in the north. In the east follows the coast from Primbee to Shell Cove and in the west Sutton Forest and part of Werai. The main localities include Alpine, Berrima, Bowral, Dapto, Dunmore, Fitzroy Falls, Kembla Grange, Mittagong, Moss Vale, Primbee, Robertson, Shellharbour, Sutton Forest, Unanderra, Welby and Werai (part).
This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015., Scarborough, Stanwell Park, Unanderra (part), Warrawong and Wollongong.
Michael Cains (Liberal Party)
Jamie Dixon (Greens)
Stephen Jones (Australian Labor Party)
Michael Wheeler (Liberal Democrats)
Allan Wode (United Australia Party)
Colin Hughes (One Nation)
History: After a redrawing of the electorate formerly known as Thosby from 1984 to 2013, Whitlam came into being for the 2016 election. Traditionally a Labor-voting electorate, it covers 1331 square kilometres.
Name derivation: Named in honour of the Hon. Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC, 1916-2014. Whitlam was Prime Minister of Australia (1972-75) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1952-78).
Held by: Labor 10.9%
Two candidate preferred 2019 result:
Stephen Wentworth (The Nationals): 40,130 votes; -22,411 margin; 39.09% this election.
Stephen Jones (Labor): 62,541 votes; 22,411 margin; 60.9% this election
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