Electoral district of Yass

Yass was an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales between 1894 and 1920. It included the town of Yass. It largely replaced the electoral district of Yass Plains. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed along with Burrangong into Cootamundra. It was recreated in 1930 and replaced by Burrinjuck in 1950.[1][2][3]

Members for YassEdit

First incarnation (1894—1920)
Member Party Term
  William Affleck Free Trade 1894–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1904
  Niels Nielsen Labor 1904–1913
  Greg McGirr Labor 1913–1920
 
Second incarnation (1930—1950)
Member Party Term
  George Ardill Nationalist 1930–1931
  United Australia 1931–1941
  Bill Sheahan Labor 1941–1950

Election resultsEdit

1947 New South Wales state election: Yass [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Bill Sheahan 8,393 60.4 -39.6
Country John MacKay 3,957 28.5 +28.5
Liberal Noel Barber 1,384 10.0 +10.0
Independent John Cusack 163 1.2 +1.2
Total formal votes 13,897 99.0
Informal votes 137 1.0
Turnout 14,043 95.5
Labor hold Swing N/A
  • Preferences were not distributed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Yass". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Part 5B alphabetical list of all electorates and Members since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1947 Yass". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2020.