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

Hume
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of HUME 2016.png
Division of Hume in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created1901
MPAngus Taylor
PartyLiberal
NamesakeHamilton Hume
Electors116,495 (2019)
Area17,240 km2 (6,656.4 sq mi)
DemographicRural

HistoryEdit

 
Hamilton Hume, the division's namesake

The division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 65 divisions to be contested at the first federal election. The division was named after Hamilton Hume, one of the first Europeans to travel through the area.

The division is located in the central part of the state, north of the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers a large rural and regional area, with agriculture being the main industry. It also includes a portion of outer Sydney suburbs at its northeastern extremity. It includes Boorowa and Goulburn in the west, parts of the Southern Highlands in the centre and Camden in the east. It includes the entire local government areas of Goulburn Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan shires and parts of Camden Council, Hilltops Council, the City of Liverpool, the City of Penrith, Wingecarribee Shire and Wollondilly Shire. Towns include Appin, Bargo, Boorowa, Bundanoon, Camden, Camden Park, Colo Vale, Crookwell, Exeter, Goulburn, Hill Top, Marulan, Menangle, Meryla, Narellan, Oakdale, Penrose, Picton, Tahmoor, Tarago, Taralga, The Oaks, Thirlmere, Werai (part), Wingello (part), Wilton and Yerrinbool (part).

The current Member for Hume, since the 2013 federal election, is Angus Taylor, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Sir William Lyne
(1844–1913)
Protectionist 29 March 1901
26 May 1909
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Hume. Served as minister under Barton and Deakin. Lost seat
  Independent 26 May 1909 –
31 May 1913
    Robert Patten
(1859–1940)
Commonwealth Liberal 31 May 1913
17 February 1917
Retired. Later elected to the Senate in 1925
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
26 March 1917
    Franc Falkiner
(1867–1929)
Nationalist 5 May 1917
3 November 1919
Previously held the Division of Riverina. Did not contest in 1919. Failed to win a Senate seat
    Parker Moloney
(1879–1961)
Labor 13 December 1919
19 December 1931
Previously held the Division of Indi. Served as minister under Scullin. Lost seat
    Thomas Collins
(1884–1945)
Country 19 December 1931
21 August 1943
Served as minister under Menzies and Fadden. Lost seat
    Arthur Fuller
(1893–1987)
Labor 21 August 1943
10 December 1949
Served as Chief Government Whip in the House under Chifley. Lost seat
    Charles Anderson
(1897–1988)
Country 10 December 1949
28 April 1951
Lost seat
    Arthur Fuller
(1893–1987)
Labor 28 April 1951
10 December 1955
Lost seat
    Charles Anderson
(1897–1988)
Country 10 December 1955
9 December 1961
Lost seat
    Arthur Fuller
(1893–1987)
Labor 9 December 1961
30 November 1963
Lost seat
    Ian Pettitt
(1910–1977)
Country 30 November 1963
2 December 1972
Lost seat
    Frank Olley
(1927–1988)
Labor 2 December 1972
18 May 1974
Lost seat
    Stephen Lusher
(1945–)
Country 18 May 1974
2 May 1975
Lost seat
  National Country 2 May 1975 –
16 October 1982
  Nationals 16 October 1982 –
1 December 1984
    Wal Fife
(1929–2017)
Liberal 1 December 1984
8 February 1993
Previously held the Division of Farrer. Retired
    John Sharp
(1954–)
Nationals 13 March 1993
31 August 1998
Previously held the Division of Gilmore. Served as minister under Howard. Retired
    Alby Schultz
(1939–2015)
Liberal 3 October 1998
5 August 2013
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Burrinjuck. Retired
    Angus Taylor
(1966–)
Liberal 7 September 2013
present
Served as minister under Turnbull. Incumbent. Currently a minister under Morrison

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Hume[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Angus Taylor 54,589 53.29 −0.54
Labor Aoife Champion 27,223 26.57 −5.27
Independent Huw Kingston 6,068 5.92 +5.92
Greens David Powell 5,224 5.10 −1.51
United Australia Lynda Abdo 4,939 4.82 +4.82
Conservative National Tanya Hargraves 2,493 2.43 +2.43
Christian Democrats Ian Nebauer 1,906 1.86 −1.86
Total formal votes 102,442 93.54 −1.16
Informal votes 7,080 6.46 +1.16
Turnout 109,522 94.09 +0.52
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Angus Taylor 64,527 62.99 +2.81
Labor Aoife Champion 37,915 37.01 −2.81
Liberal hold Swing +2.81

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hume, NSW, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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