Electoral district of Kiama

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district kiama 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1859–1904
MP Gareth Ward
Party Liberal Party of Australia
Area 2,275.06 km2 (878.4 sq mi)

Kiama is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Gareth Ward of the Liberal Party of Australia.

The electorate is named after the Municipality of Kiama in the Illawarra region, which is at the centre. It also includes the Shellharbour suburbs of Albion Park and Albion Park Rail also in the Illawarra, as well as the northern part of the Shoalhaven region.

Members for Kiama[edit]

First incarnation (1859—1904)
Member Party Term
  Samuel Gray None 1859–1864
  Henry Parkes None 1864–1870
  John Stewart None 1871–1874
  Samuel Charles None 1874–1880
  Harman Tarrant None 1880–1887
  Angus Cameron Free Trade 1887–1889
  George Fuller Free Trade 1889–1894
  Alexander Campbell Independent Protectionist 1894–1895
  Protectionist 1895–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1981—present)
Member Party Term
  Bill Knott Labor 1981–1986
  Bob Harrison Labor 1986–1999
  Matt Brown Labor 1999–2011
  Gareth Ward Liberal 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Kiama[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gareth Ward 19,898 42.5 +12.0
Labor Matt Brown 13,366 28.6 -22.1
Independent Sandra McCarthy 6,009 12.8 +12.8
Greens Ben Van Der Wijngaart 4,126 8.8 +0.2
Christian Democrats Steve Ryan 1,805 3.9 -0.9
Independent Adrian Daly 1,576 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 46,780 97.7 -0.2
Informal votes 1,091 2.3 +0.2
Turnout 47,871 94.6 +0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gareth Ward 23,030 57.5 +19.4
Labor Matt Brown 17,052 42.5 -19.4
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +19.4


  1. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 

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