Electoral district of Cessnock
Cessnock is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales in the rural fringe of the Hunter. It is represented by Clayton Barr of the Australian Labor Party.
Cessnock was created in 1913, but was abolished in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation and absorbed into Maitland. It was recreated in 1927 and included much of the Central Coast until the creation of Gosford in 1950. It has historically been a safe Labor seat.
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 47,176 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it will encompass all of City of Cessnock (including Cessnock and Kurri Kurri), a small part of the City of Newcastle (including Beresfield and Tarro), a small part of the City of Lake Macquarie (including Barnsley and West Wallsend) and a small part of Singleton Council (including Belford).
Members for Cessnock
|First incarnation (1913—1920)|
|Second incarnation (1927—present)|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Cessnock|
|Christian Democrats||Wayne Riley||1,598||3.5||+3.5|
|Total formal votes||45,853||95.3||-1.6|
- "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- "Cessnock Electoral District". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.