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Murray is an electoral district in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Murray
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Murray.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1999
2015–present
MPHelen Dalton
PartyShooters, Fishers and Farmers
NamesakeMurray River
Electors55,784 (2019)
Area107,362.20 km2 (41,452.8 sq mi)

Murray is a regional electorate lying in the southwestern corner of the state. It encompasses several local government areas, namely Wentworth Shire, Balranald Shire, Carrathool Shire, the City of Griffith, Leeton Shire, Hay Shire, Murrumbidgee Shire, Murray River Council, Edward River Council and Berrigan Shire.[1]

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HistoryEdit

Murray was a single-member electorate from 1859 to 1920, but from 1920 to 1927 it was merged with Albury, Corowa and Wagga Wagga to create a three-member electorate, voting by proportional representation. It was recreated as a single-member electorate in 1927. Murray was abolished in 1999 when it was merged with Broken Hill to create Murray-Darling.

Murray was recreated for the 2015 state election, combining the southern part of the abolished district of Murray-Darling and the western part of the abolished district of Murrumbidgee.

Members for MurrayEdit

Single-member (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  John Hay None 1859–1864
  Robert Landale None 1864–1869
  Patrick Jennings None 1869–1872
  William Hay None 1872–1877
  Robert Barbour None 1877–1880
Two members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  William Hay None 1880–1882   Alexander Wilson None 1880–1885
  Robert Barbour None 1882–1887 None
  John Chanter None 1885–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1894   Protectionist 1887–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  James Hayes Protectionist 1894–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
  Robert Scobie Labour 1904–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1917
  Brian Doe Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  George Beeby Progressive 1920–1920   William O'Brien Labor 1920–1925   Richard Ball Nationalist 1920–1927
  Matthew Kilpatrick Progressive 1920–1925
  Country 1925—1927   Vern Goodin Labor 1925–1927
  Independent 1927–1927
Murray (1927–1999)
Member Party Term
  Mat Davidson Labor 1927–1930
  John Donovan Labor 1930–1932
  Joe Lawson Country 1932–1968
  Independent 1968–1973
  Mary Meillon Liberal 1973–1980
  Tim Fischer National 1980–1984
  Jim Small National 1985–1999
Murray (2015–present)
Member Party Term
  Adrian Piccoli National 2015–2017
  Austin Evans National 2017–2019
  Helen Dalton Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Murray[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Helen Dalton 18,305 38.75 +38.75
National Austin Evans 16,636 35.22 −20.28
Labor Alan Purtill 4,134 8.75 −7.43
One Nation Tom Weyrich 3,949 8.36 +8.36
Greens Nivanka De Silva 1,238 2.62 +0.39
Independent David Landini 976 2.07 +2.07
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield 715 1.51 +0.11
Independent Brian Mills 633 1.34 −2.42
Sustainable Australia Carl Kendall 455 0.96 +0.96
Keep Sydney Open Liam Davies 192 0.41 +0.41
Total formal votes 47,233 96.15 −0.11
Informal votes 1,889 3.85 +0.11
Turnout 49,122 88.06 +0.56
Two-party-preferred result
National Austin Evans 20,029 74.91 −0.29
Labor Alan Purtill 6,707 25.09 +0.29
Two-candidate-preferred result
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Helen Dalton 20,765 53.54 +53.54
National Austin Evans 18,020 46.46 −26.19
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers gain from National Swing N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Murray". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Murray: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Murray: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.