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Kiama is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Gareth Ward of the Liberal Party.

Kiama
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Kiama.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1904
1981–present
MPGareth Ward
PartyLiberal Party
Electors55,490 (2019)
Area2,275.06 km2 (878.4 sq mi)

The electorate is named after and includes the Municipality of Kiama. It also includes the southern part of the City of Shellharbour (including the suburbs of Albion Park and the western part Albion Park Rail and the part of the City of Shoalhaven to the north of the Shoalhaven river (including Bomaderry and Berry). It includes a thinly populated area to the west of Nowra south of the Shoalhaven. It also includes Marshall Mount in the City of Wollongong.

HistoryEdit

Kiama was created in 1859. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of parliament after federation and replaced by parts of Wollongong and Allowrie. It was recreated in 1981, replacing parts of Illawarra and South Coast.

Members for KiamaEdit

First incarnation (1859—1904)
Member Party Term
  Samuel Gray [1] None 1859–1864
  Henry Parkes [2] None 1864–1870
  John Stewart [3] None 1871–1874
  Samuel Charles [4] None 1874–1880
  Harman Tarrant [5] None 1880–1887
  Angus Cameron [6] Free Trade 1887–1889
  George Fuller [7] Free Trade 1889–1894
  Alexander James Campbell [8] Independent Protectionist 1894–1895
  Protectionist 1895–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1981–present)
Member Party Term
  Bill Knott [9] Labor 1981–1986
  Bob Harrison [10] Labor 1986–1999
  Matt Brown [11] Labor 1999–2011
  Gareth Ward [12] Liberal 2011–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Kiama[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Gareth Ward 26,230 53.59 +1.98
Labor Anthony Higgins 13,803 28.20 −3.85
Greens Nina Digiglio 5,815 11.88 +0.83
Christian Democrats John Kadwell 1,671 3.41 +0.26
Sustainable Australia Anne Whatman 1,427 2.92 +2.92
Total formal votes 48,946 96.83 −0.36
Informal votes 1,603 3.17 +0.36
Turnout 50,549 91.10 −1.26
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gareth Ward 28,016 62.01 +3.35
Labor Anthony Higgins 17,167 37.99 −3.35
Liberal hold Swing +3.35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mr Samuel William Gray (1823–1889)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Sir Henry Parkes (1815-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr John Stewart [1] (1810-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr Samuel Charles (1818-1901)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr Harman John Tarrant (1844-1900)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Angus Cameron (1847-1896)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Sir George Warburton Fuller (1861–1940)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr Alexander James Campbell (1846-1926)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "William Edwin Knott (1921-2013)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr (Bob) Robert Joseph Wilson Harrison (1934- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr (Matt) Matthew James Brown (1972- )". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  12. ^ "The Hon. Gareth James Ward MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Kiama: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Kiama: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.

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