Electoral district of Bega
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Area||9,299 km2 (3,590.4 sq mi)|
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 48,977 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it will encompass almost all of Bega Valley Shire, including Bega, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden, but excluding Bemboka, and all of the Eurobodalla Shire, including Moruya, Batemans Bay and Narooma.
In 1894, single-member electorates were introduced state-wide and the two-member electorate of Eden was split into Bega and Eden-Bombala. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, it was absorbed into Goulburn, along with Monaro. It was recreated in 1988. Bega has historically tended to be a safe conservative seat, however demographic change has led to the seat becoming increasingly marginal for the Liberal Party of Australia in recent decades.
Members for Bega
|First incarnation (1894–1920)|
|Thomas Rawlinson||Independent Protectionist||1894–1895|
|Henry Clarke||Independent Protectionist||1895–1898|
|William Wood||Liberal Reform||1904–1913|
|William Millard||Liberal Reform||1913–1916|
|Second incarnation (1988—present)|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Bega|
|Christian Democrats||Ursula Bennett||716||1.6||+0.0|
|Total formal votes||44,286||96.9||-1.0|
- "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-05.
- "Bega". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.