Division of Farrer

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Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Farrer 2010.png
Division of Farrer (green) within New South Wales
Created 1949
MP Sussan Ley
Party Liberal
Namesake William Farrer
Electors 94,528 (2013)[1]
Area 247,097 km2 (95,404.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Farrer is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, agricultural scientist.

The division is located in the southern rural area of the state and includes Albury, Balranald, Broken Hill, Deniliquin and Jerilderie.

The sitting member, since the 2001 election, is Sussan Ley, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[2]

It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. It was held by three Cabinet ministers in succession, including Tim Fischer, a Deputy Prime Minister.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  David Fairbairn Liberal 1949–1975
  Wal Fife Liberal 1975–1984
  Tim Fischer National 1984–2001
  Sussan Ley Liberal 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Farrer[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sussan Ley 47,977 57.81 +6.40
Labor Gavin Hickey 19,708 23.75 −1.54
Greens Christina Sobey 3,643 4.39 −1.49
Palmer United Ron Emmerton 3,392 4.09 +4.09
Katter's Australian Ken Trewin 3,091 3.72 +3.72
Rise Up Australia Narelle Davis 1,646 1.98 +1.98
Democratic Labour Brendan Cattell 1,509 1.82 +1.82
Bullet Train Tracey Powell 1,048 1.26 +1.26
Christian Democrats Frank Horwill 982 1.18 −2.03
Total formal votes 82,996 92.89 −0.77
Informal votes 6,357 7.11 +0.77
Turnout 89,353 94.53 +0.35
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 55,961 67.43 +2.92
Labor Gavin Hickey 27,035 32.57 −2.92
Liberal hold Swing +2.92

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Farrer, NSW". Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Johnston, David (31 January 2013). "Ley now the third longest serving in Farrer". The Border Mail (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 7 April 2013. 

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Coordinates: 32°30′04″S 143°18′40″E / 32.501°S 143.311°E / -32.501; 143.311