Electoral district of Liverpool Plains

Liverpool Plains was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, created in 1859 and including the Liverpool Plains (which includes Quirindi and Gunnedah) and the extensive pastoral district around the Gwydir River in the northwest of the state. It was created when the seat of Liverpool Plains and Gwydir was divided into two. It was abolished in 1880, and partly replaced by Gunnedah. It was re-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.[1] It consisted of parts of the abolished seats of Gunnedah, Quirindi, and Wellington. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation it was absorbed into Wammerawa, along with Castlereagh and Mudgee. Liverpool Plains was recreated for the 1927 election and finally abolished in 1962.[2][3][4] The district was divided between Barwon and Upper Hunter. The sitting member, Frank O'Keefe (Country), successfully contested Upper Hunter at the 1962 election.[5]

Members for Liverpool PlainsEdit

First incarnation (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  Andrew Loder None 1859–1860
  Charles Kemp None 1860–1860
  Alexander Dick None 1860–1862
  Marshall Burdekin None 1863–1864
  John Lloyd None 1864–1869
  Charles Cowper None 1869–1870
  Lewis Levy None 1871–1872
  Hanley Bennett None 1872–1880
 
Second incarnation (1904–1920)
Member Party Term
  John Perry Independent Liberal 1904–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1907
  Henry Horne Labor 1907–1911
  John Perry Liberal Reform 1911–1911
  William Ashford Labor 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
 
Third incarnation (1927–1962)
Member Party Term
  Harry Carter Country 1927–1941
  Roger Nott Labor 1941–1961
  Frank O'Keefe Country 1961–1962

Election resultsEdit

1961 Liverpool Plains by-election
Saturday 25 March [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Country Frank O'Keefe 7,312 50.21 +3.05
Labor Robert Johnson 7,252 49.79 -1.89
Total formal votes 14,564 98.89 -0.05
Informal votes 163 1.11 +0.05
Turnout 14,727 82.30 -12.43
Country gain from Labor Swing +2.5
Roger Nott (Labor) resigned.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1904 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 Liverpool Plains". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1962 Upper Hunter". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b Green, Antony. "1961 Liverpool Plains by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 October 2020.