Anthony John Abbott, known as Tony Abbott, was born in London, England, on 4 November 1957, to an Australian-born mother and an English-born father who had migrated to Australia as a child during WWII.
At the age of almost three, Tony Abbott came to Australia with his parents.
He worked as a journalist for both The Bulletin and The Australian newspaper.
His first elected political position was being elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Warringah in the March 1994 Federal by-election, with 55.2% of the vote.
On 1st December 2009, a leadership election was held between three candidates: Tony Abbott, Malcolm Turnbull and Joe Hockey
The voting resulted in Tony Abbott winning by a narrow margin:
35 Tony Abbott
26 Malcolm Turnbull
23 Joe Hockey
42 Tony Abbott
41 Malcolm Turnbull
Federal Election 7th September 2013
Liberal/National coalition victory (91 seats) over the Labor/Greens government (55 seats), in the 2013 Federal Election.
Tony Abbott was sworn in as Prime Minister on 18th September 2013.
Local Area Federal Election results for Tony Abbott in Warringah, NSW.
- 1994 54.21% of primary vote (63.46% of 2 party preferred)
- 1996 57.72% of primary vote (65.32% of 2 party preferred)
- 1998 55.46% of primary vote (62.98% of 2 party preferred)
- 2001 51.45% of primary vote (55.67% of 2 party preferred)
- 2004 54.43% of primary vote (60.48% of 2 party preferred)
- 2007 54.53% of primary vote (59.50% of 2 party preferred)
- 2010 58.92% of primary vote (63.09% of 2 party preferred) http://www.abc.net.au/elections/federal/2010/guide/warr.htm
Electoral results for the Division of Warringah 2013
After 87.4% of the vote had been counted:
Tony Abbott had 61.1% of the Primary Vote and 65.6% after 2 part preferences.