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The Division of Farrer is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales.

Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FARRER 2016.png
Division of Farrer in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created1949
MPSussan Ley
PartyLiberal
NamesakeWilliam Farrer
Electors115,659 (2019)
Area126,590 km2 (48,876.7 sq mi)
DemographicRural

HistoryEdit

 
William Farrer, the division's namesake

The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, an agricultural scientist.

The division is located in the far south-western area of the state and includes Albury, Corowa, Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith, Deniliquin, Hay, Balranald and Wentworth.

The sitting member, since the 2001 election, is Sussan Ley, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]

It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. All four of its members have gone on to serve in cabinet, most notably Tim Fischer, leader of the National Party from 1990 to 1999 and Deputy Prime Minister from 1996 to 1999 during the first half of the Howard Government.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    David Fairbairn
(1917–1994)
Liberal 10 December 1949
11 November 1975
Served as minister under Menzies, Holt, McEwen, Gorton and McMahon. Retired
    Wal Fife
(1929–2017)
Liberal 13 December 1975
1 December 1984
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Wagga Wagga. Served as minister under Fraser. Transferred to the Division of Hume
    Tim Fischer
(1946–2019)
Nationals 1 December 1984
8 October 2001
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Murray. Served as minister and Deputy Prime Minister under Howard. Retired
    Sussan Ley
(1961–)
Liberal 10 November 2001
present
Served as minister under Abbott and Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Farrer[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sussan Ley 49,316 50.71 −7.16
Independent Kevin Mack 19,926 20.49 +20.49
Labor Kieran Drabsch 14,236 14.64 −3.47
Greens Dean Moss 4,529 4.66 −3.56
United Australia Michael Rose 4,147 4.26 +4.26
Sustainable Australia Ross Hamilton 1,429 1.47 +1.47
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield 1,327 1.36 −2.24
Independent Brian Mills 1,255 1.29 −2.99
Liberal Democrats Mark Ellis 1,084 1.11 +1.11
Total formal votes 97,249 90.87 −2.73
Informal votes 9,768 9.13 +2.73
Turnout 107,017 92.64 +0.01
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 67,908 69.83 −0.70
Labor Kieran Drabsch 29,341 30.17 +0.70
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 59,260 60.94 −9.59
Independent Kevin Mack 37,989 39.06 +39.06
Liberal hold Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnston, David (31 January 2013). "Ley now the third longest serving in Farrer". The Border Mail. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ Farrer, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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