Electoral district of Forbes

Forbes was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1880, replacing Lachlan, and named after and including Forbes. In 1894, with the abolition of multi-member electorates, it was abolished and replaced by Lachlan and Condoublin.[1][2][3]

Members for ForbesEdit

Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Henry Cooke None 1880–1882   John Bodel None 1880–1882
  Walter Coonan None 1882–1887   Alfred Stokes None 1882–1887
  Henry Cooke Free Trade 1887–1891   Protectionist 1887–1891
  Albert Gardiner Labour 1891–1894   George Hutchinson Labour 1891–1894

Election resultsEdit

1891 New South Wales colonial election: Forbes
Wednesday 24 June [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Albert Gardiner (elected 1) 1,030 27.9
Labour George Hutchinson (elected 2) 1,027 27.8
Free Trade Henry Cooke (defeated) 866 23.5
Protectionist Joseph Reymond 769 20.8
Total formal votes 3,692 99.2
Informal votes 29 0.8
Turnout 2,200 61.3
  Labour gain 1 from Protectionist and gain 1 from Free Trade  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Forbes". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 Forbes". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 April 2020.