Electoral district of Cootamundra

Cootamundra is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Cootamundra
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Cootamundra.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1904–1941
2015–present
MPSteph Cooke
PartyNational Party
Electors53,474 (2019)
Area34,711.35 km2 (13,402.1 sq mi)

Cootamundra is a regional electorate encompassing the local government areas of Bland Shire, Narrandera Shire, Coolamon Shire, Temora Shire, Junee Shire, Weddin Shire, Cowra Shire, part of Hilltops Council and Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.[1]

HistoryEdit

Cootamundra first existed as an electorate from 1904 to 1941 and elected one member between 1904 and 1920 and between 1927 and 1941. It was created in the 1904 re-distribution of electorates following the 1903 New South Wales referendum, which required the number of members of the Legislative Assembly to be reduced from 125 to 90.[2] It consisted of part of The Murrumbidgee, and parts of the abolished seats of Gundagai, Wagga Wagga and Young.

In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it absorbed Burrangong and Yass and elected three members. Proportional representation was abandoned in 1927 and Young and Temora, were separated from it and Cootamundra reverted to being a single member electorate. It was abolished in 1941.

Cootamundra was recreated for the 2015 state election, combining the western part of the abolished district of Burrinjuck with the eastern part of the abolished district of Murrumbidgee.[3]

Members for CootamundraEdit

Single-member (1904–1920)
Member Party Term
  William Holman[4] Labor 1904–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Hugh Main[5] Progressive 1920–1925   Peter Loughlin[6] Labor 1920–1926   Greg McGirr[7] Labor 1920–1922
  James McGirr[8] Labor 1922–1925
  Country 1925–1927   Ken Hoad[9] Labor 1925–1927
  Independent 1926–1927  
Single-member (1927–1941)
Member Party Term
  Ken Hoad[9] Labor 1927–1932
  Bill Ross[10] Country 1932–1941

Second incarnationEdit

Single-member (2015–present)
  Katrina Hodgkinson[11] National 2015–2017
  Steph Cooke[12] National 2017–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Cootamundra[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Steph Cooke 30,206 63.66 −2.24
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Matthew Stadtmiller 7,447 15.70 +15.70
Labor Mark Douglass 7,302 15.39 −10.59
Greens Jeffrey Passlow 1,380 2.91 −0.57
Sustainable Australia Joseph Costello 660 1.39 +1.39
Jim Saleam 453 0.95 +0.95
Total formal votes 47,448 97.30 −0.01
Informal votes 1,319 2.70 +0.01
Turnout 48,767 91.20 −0.63
Two-party-preferred result
National Steph Cooke 32,504 77.07 +6.65
Labor Mark Douglass 9,673 22.93 −6.65
National hold Swing +6.65

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cootamundra". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ "1904 Redistribution". Atlas of New South Wales. NSW Land & Property Information. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Overview of Determinations". NSW 2013 Redistribution.
  4. ^ "Mr William Arthur Holman (1871-1934)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  5. ^ "The Hon. Hugh Main (1883-1961)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ "The Hon. Peter Ffrench Loughlin (1881–1960)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Mr John Joseph Gregory "Greg" McGirr (1879-1949)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr James McGirr (1890-1957)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Mr Kenneth Oswald Hoad". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr William Forrest Maxwell Ross (1888–1966)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Ms Katrina Ann Hodgkinson (1966- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Ms (Steph) Stephanie Anne Cooke MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Cootamundra: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Cootamundra: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.