Electoral district of Maitland

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district maitland 2015.svg
Location in Hunter-Sydney-Illawarra region
State New South Wales
Dates current 1904–present
MP Jenny Aitchison
Party Australian Labor Party
Area 391.74 km2 (151.3 sq mi)

Maitland is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales.

The district encompasses the entirety of the City of Maitland.[1]


Maitland was created in 1904, replacing East Maitland and West Maitland. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, it absorbed parts of Upper Hunter, Singleton, Cessnock and Durham and elected three members. With the end of proportional representation in 1927, Maitland was split into the single-member electorates of Maitland, Upper Hunter and Cessnock.

Members for Maitland[edit]

(1904–1920, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  John Gillies Progressive 1904–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1910
  Independent Liberal 1910–1911
  Charles Nicholson Liberal Reform 1911–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
(1920–1927. 3 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Walter Bennett Progressive 1920–1922   William Cameron Nationalist 1920–1927   Walter O’Hearn Labor 1920–1927
  Nationalist 1922–1927
(1927–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Walter O’Hearn Labor 1927–1932
  Walter Howarth United Australia 1932–1945
  Liberal 1945–1956
  Milton Morris Liberal 1956–1980
  Peter Toms Liberal 1981–1981
  Allan Walsh Labor 1981–1991
  Peter Blackmore Liberal 1991–1999
  John Price Labor 1999–2007
  Frank Terenzini Labor 2007–2011
  Robyn Parker Liberal 2011–2015
  Jenny Aitchison Labor 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Maitland[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Jenny Aitchison 20,298 42.44
Liberal Steve Thomson 11,877 24.83
Independent Philip Penfold 11,124 23.26
Greens John Brown 3,040 6.36
Christian Democrats Anna Balfour 912 1.91
No Land Tax Tania Esposito 577 1.21 {{{change}}}
Total formal votes 47,828 100 -
Informal votes 3.1 +0.9
Turnout 49,554 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Jenny Aitchison 25,139 63.83 +
Liberal Steve Thomson 14,246 36.17 -
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +19.1


  1. ^ "Maitland". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  2. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 9 December 2011.