Electoral district of Armidale

Armidale was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, named after and including Armidale. It was originally created in 1894, when multi-member districts were abolished,[1] and the three member district of New England was largely divided between Armidale, Uralla-Walcha and Bingara. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Northern Tablelands, along with Gough and Tenterfield. It was recreated in 1927 and abolished in 1981 and partly replaced by the recreated Northern Tablelands.[2][3][4]

Members for ArmidaleEdit

First incarnation (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  Henry Copeland Protectionist 1894–1895
  Edmund Lonsdale Free Trade 1895–1898
  Charles Wilson Protectionist 1898–1901
  Edmund Lonsdale Liberal Reform 1901–1903
  Sydney Kearney Liberal Reform 1903–1907
  Edmund Lonsdale Liberal Reform 1907–1913
  George Braund Liberal Reform 1913–1915
  Herbert Lane Liberal Reform 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
 
Second incarnation (1927–1981)
Member Party Term
  David Drummond Country 1927–1949
  Davis Hughes Country 1949–1953
  Jim Cahill Labor 1953–1956
  Davis Hughes Country 1956–1973
  David Leitch Country 1973–1975
  National Country 1975–1978
  Bill McCarthy Labor 1978–1981

Election resultsEdit

1978 New South Wales state election: Armidale [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill McCarthy 11,538 48.5 +5.1
National Country David Leitch 11,345 47.7 -8.9
Democrats Sidney Burkey 890 3.7 +3.7
Total formal votes 23,773 98.5 -0.2
Informal votes 349 1.5 +0.2
Turnout 24,122 94.1 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Bill McCarthy 12,034 50.6 +7.2
National Country David Leitch 11,739 49.4 -7.2
Labor gain from National Country Swing +7.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1978 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2020.