Electoral district of Bingara

Bingara was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1894, partly from New England, and named after and including Bingara.[1] It was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation.[2][3][4]

Members for BingaraEdit

Member Party affiliation Period
  Samuel Moore Free Trade 1894–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1910
  George McDonald Labor 1910–1916
  Independent 1916–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920

Election resultsEdit

1917 New South Wales state election: Bingara [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nationalist George McDonald 3,113 51.5 +3.7
Labor Alfred McClelland 2,935 48.5 +0.7
Total formal votes 6,048 98.4 +1.0
Informal votes 95 1.6 -1.0
Turnout 6,143 65.5 -5.0
Member changed to Nationalist from Labor / Independent  
George McDonald had been elected as a Labor member in the 1913 election. He resigned from the party and his seat as a protest at the behaviour of the Easter 1916 NSW Labor conference and retained the seat at the by-election as an Independent.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1893 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Bingara". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1917 Bingara". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ Green, Antony. "1916 Bingara by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2020.