Electoral district of Lismore

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Location in New South Wales

Lismore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Thomas George of the National Party of Australia.

According to the report for the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts, it is estimated that the electoral district will have 47,338 electors on 29 April 2007.[1] At the 2007 election it will include almost all of the City of Lismore (including Lismore, Nimbin, Dunoon and Clunes), a small part of Byron Shire (including Federal), much of inland Tweed Shire (including Murwillumbah, Tyalgum and Uki), a small part of Richmond Valley Council (including Bentley), all of Kyogle Council (including Kyogle, Bonalbo, Tabulam and Woodenbong) and some of Tenterfield Shire (including Liston and Legume).[2]

History[edit]

Lismore was first created with the end of multi-member districts in 1894, when it was split from Richmond. In 1904, it was abolished with the reduction in the size of the Legislative Assembly, after Federation. In 1913, Lismore was recreated, replacing Richmond. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, Lismore and Clarence were absorbed into Byron. With the end of proportional representation in 1927, Lismore and Clarence were recreated.

Members for Lismore[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Ewing Protectionist 1894–1901
  John Coleman Independent Liberal 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1913–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Nesbitt Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Third incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  William Missingham Country 1927–1933
  William Frith Country 1933–1953
  Jack Easter Country 1953–1959
  Keith Compton Labor 1959–1965
  Bruce Duncan Country 1965–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1982
  Independent 1982–1988
  Bill Rixon National 1988–1999
  Thomas George National 1999–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Lismore[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Thomas George 27,371 61.2 +7.0
Greens Susan Stock 9,157 20.5 +2.7
Labor Andrew Moy 5,902 13.2 -12.4
Independent Russell Kilarney 1,514 3.4 +3.4
Christian Democrats Margaret Kay 801 1.8 +1.8
Total formal votes 44,745 98.0 -0.4
Informal votes 921 2.0 +0.4
Turnout 45,666 90.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Thomas George 28,993 70.2 +10.2
Greens Susan Stock 12,307 29.8 +29.8
National hold Swing +10.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-18. 
  2. ^ "Lismore". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  3. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 8 December 2011.