Electoral district of Maitland

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Maitland is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Robyn Parker of the Liberal Party of Australia. The report for the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 48,357 electors on 29 April 2007.[1] At the 2007 election it included all of the City of Maitland and almost all of those parts of Port Stephens Council that lie north of the confluence of the Hunter and Williams rivers between the Hunter and Paterson rivers in the west and Adelaide Street and the Pacific Highway in the east.[2]

History[edit]

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–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Maitland[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robyn Parker 19,600 40.8 +20.3
Labor Frank Terenzini 14,160 29.5 -10.2
Independent Kellie Tranter 9,890 20.6 +12.4
Greens John Brown 3,242 6.8 +1.7
Independent Anna Balfour 1,127 2.3 +2.3
Total formal votes 48,019 96.9 -0.9
Informal votes 1,535 3.1 +0.9
Turnout 49,554 94.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Robyn Parker 22,057 56.3 +56.3
Labor Frank Terenzini 17,135 43.7 -8.3
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +16.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 18 December 2006. 
  2. ^ "Maitland Electoral District". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 January 2007. 
  3. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 

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