History of Robertson electorate
The seat of Robertson has been in existence since Federation in 1901 and was named in honor of Sir John Robertson KCMG, 1816-91.
The Australian Electoral Commission says he was a statesman who advocated for electoral and constitutional reform in the colony and land reform.
Just over 100,000 people voted in Robertson at the last election, in 2016, which represented a turn out of 92.52 per cent and of those, 5.03 per cent voted informally.
Only two candidates from 2016 are standing again.
They are ALP candidate Anne Charlton who received 38.43 per of the primary vote in 2016 and Liberal Lucy Wicks who won the seat with 44.68 per cent of the primary vote.
Two party preferred saw Liberals on 51.44 per cent which was less than the 53.09 per cent at the 2013 election against the ALP on 48.86 per cent which was more than the 46.91 at the 2013 election.
Website, 9 May 2019
Australian Electoral Commission
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