|Member of the New South Wales Parliament
20 November 2004 – 26 March 2011
|Succeeded by||Troy Grant|
14 September 1947 |
|Spouse(s)||Leo Fardell (sep.)|
|Residence||Dubbo, New South Wales|
Early years and background
Following the 2004 death of independent Tony McGrane, Fardell was elected to represent Dubbo at the subsequent by-election. At the time, the by-election was seen as a test of the NSW Nationals, who had held the seat for 17 years prior to McGrane's election in 1999, while Fardell presented herself as "capable of working with any party and not having to toe the party line". Labor, who had not held the seat since 1959, did not field a candidate and federal independents Peter Andren and Tony Windsor supported Fardell in her campaign. In the final result, Fardell picked up 49.3% of the primary vote, with 56% on a two-party preferred basis.
She was returned to office in the 2007 state election, winning 41.66% of the primary vote with both major parties once again running, and served as a member of parliamentary standing committees on public works and road safety. Fardell was defeated at the 2011 general election by Troy Grant, a local police inspector.
- Mitchell, Alex (14 November 2004). "Nats in by-election showdown for Dubbo". The Sun-Herald (Fairfax Media). p. 40.
- Seccombe, Mike (20 November 2004). "Spoiling the party". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). p. 32.
- Silmalis, Linda (21 November 2004). "Dubbo failure for Nats". The Sunday Telegraph (News Limited). p. 17.
- Barry, Colin (1 February 2005). Legislative Assembly District of Dubbo : by-election : 20 November 2004. New South Wales Electoral Commission.
- "Post Election Night - 2007 State Election Results - State Electoral District of Dubbo". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 5 April 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2007.
- "Mrs Dawn Elizabeth Fardell, MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
- Huntsdale, Justin (26 March 2011). "Nationals win Dubbo in state wide Coalition landslide". ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 3 April 2011.
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Dubbo
2004 – 2011