Electoral district of Tamworth

Tamworth is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by the Honourable Kevin Anderson MP of the National Party. In 2019 Anderson was sworn in as the Minister for Better Regulation & Innovation, with additional responsibility for Thoroughbred, Greyhound and Harness Racing codes in New South Wales.

Tamworth
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Tamworth.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1880–1920
1927–present
MPKevin Anderson
PartyNational Party
Electors56,751 (2019)
Area21,719.78 km2 (8,386.1 sq mi)

Tamworth covers the entirety of Tamworth Regional Council, Gunnedah Shire, Walcha Shire and a small part of Liverpool Plains Shire around Werris Creek.[1]

HistoryEdit

Tamworth was created in 1880 and it elected two members between 1891 and 1894. In 1894, with the abolition of multi-member electorates, new electorates were established such as Quirindi, Bingara and Uralla-Walcha, and Tamworth became a single-member electorate. Proportional representation was introduced in 1920 and Tamworth, along with Gwydir, was absorbed into Namoi. In 1927 single-member electorates were re-established, including Tamworth.

Members for TamworthEdit

First incarnation 1880–1920Edit

Two members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Robert Levien[2] None 1880–1887   Sydney Burdekin[3] None 1880–1882
  John Gill[4] None 1882–1885
  Michael Burke[5] None 1885–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1894   William Dowel[6] Protectionist 1887–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Dibbs[7] Protectionist 1894–1895
  Albert Piddington[8] Free Trade 1895–1898
  William Sawers[9] Protectionist 1898–1901
  Raymond Walsh[10] Independent 1901–1903
  Progressive 1903–1903
  John Garland[11] Liberal Reform 1903–1904
  Robert Levien[2] Progressive 1904–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1910
  Independent Liberal 1910–1913
  Frank Chaffey[12] Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920

Second incarnation 1927–presentEdit

Single-member (1927—present)
Member Party Term
  Frank Chaffey[12] Nationalist 1927–1932
  United Australia 1932–1940
  Bill Chaffey[13] United Australia 1940–1941
  Independent 1941–1947
  Country 1947–1972
  Independent 1972–1973
  Noel Park[14] National NSW 1973–1991
  Tony Windsor[15] Independent 1991–2001
  John Cull[16] National NSW 2001–2003
  Peter Draper[17] Independent 2003–2011
  Kevin Anderson[18] National NSW 2011–present

Election resultsEdit

2019 New South Wales state election: Tamworth [19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Kevin Anderson 27,855 55.07 +0.00
Independent Mark Rodda 8,283 16.38 +16.38
Shooters, Fishers, Farmers Jeff Bacon 8,180 16.17 +16.17
Labor Steve Mears 4,133 8.17 +2.40
Greens Robin Gunning 1,367 2.70 +0.57
Animal Justice Emma Hall 760 1.50 +1.50
Total formal votes 50,578 97.80 +0.11
Informal votes 1,136 2.20 −0.11
Turnout 51,714 91.12 −1.07
Two-party-preferred result
National Kevin Anderson 32,700 79.47 +0.53
Labor Steve Mears 8,448 20.53 −0.53
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Kevin Anderson 30,522 71.11 +11.07
Independent Mark Rodda 12,403 28.89 −11.07
National hold Swing +11.07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral Commission of New South Wales". Electoral Commission of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Mr Robert Henry Levien (1849–1938)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Mr Sydney Burdekin (1839-1899)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Mr John Gill (1823-1889)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr Michael Burke (2) (1865–1937)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  6. ^ "The Hon William Springthorpe Dowel (1837-1905)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Sir George Richard Dibbs (1834–1904)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Mr Albert Bathurst Piddington (1862-1945)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Mr William Bowie Stewart Campbell Sawers (1844-1916)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Mr Raymond Joseph Walsh (1862-1930)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  11. ^ "Mr John Garland (1862-1921)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b "The Hon. Captain Frank Augustus Chaffey (1888–1940)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Major William Adolphus Chaffey (1915-1987)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Mr (Noel) Ernest Noel Park, DSO, ED (1920-1994)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Mr Antony Harold Curties Windsor (1950– )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  16. ^ "John Douglas Cull (1951- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Mr Peter Ross Draper (1958- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  18. ^ "The Hon. Kevin John Anderson, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Tamworth: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Tamworth: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.