Electoral district of Ballina
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||National Party of Australia|
|Namesake||Ballina, New South Wales|
|Area||890 km2 (343.6 sq mi)|
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 47,246 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it will encompass all of Ballina Shire (including Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head and Wollongbar) and most of the populated areas of Byron Shire (including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, South Golden Beach and Bangalow).
Ballina was originally created in 1894, when the three-member electorate of Richmond was divided into Richmond, Lismore and Ballina. In 1904, Ballina was replaced by Byron. In 1988, a recreated Ballina and Murwillumbah replaced Byron.
Members for Ballina
|First incarnation (1894–1904)|
|Second incarnation (1988–present)|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Ballina|
|Christian Democrats||Bruce Kemp||847||2.0||+2.0|
|Family First||Nathan Willis||835||2.0||+2.0|
|Total formal votes||42,224||97.9||-0.6|
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.