Electoral district of Clarence
It was represented by Steve Cansdell of the National Party of Australia until he resigned on 16 September 2011 due to issues relating to a statutory declaration related to a speeding offence. The current MP is Chris Gulaptis, who was elected in the November 2011 by-election.
It includes all of the Clarence Valley Council (including Grafton, Maclean, Yamba, Illuka, Junction Hill, Ulmarra, Coutts Crossing and Glenreagh), most of the Richmond Valley Council (including Casino, Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head and Tatham) and the far northern part of the City of Coffs Harbour (including Red Rock, Corindi and Corindi Beach).
Clarence was created in 1859, replacing Clarence and Darling Downs. In 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, it was absorbed into Byron along with Lismore. In 1927, it was recreated.
Members for Clarence
|First incarnation (1859–1920)|
|William Zuill||Liberal Reform||1915–1917|
|Second incarnation (1927–present)|
|Clarence state by-election, 2011|
|Outdoor Recreation||Clinton Mead||1,066||2.5||+2.5|
|Christian Democrats||Bethany Camac||832||1.9||+0.1|
|Total formal votes||43,273||97.4||-0.5|
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- "Clarence". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-20.
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- "Check Count Results". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 25 November 2011.