Murrumbidgee is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, named after the Murrumbidgee River. It is represented by Adrian Piccoli of the National Party of Australia.
According to the report for the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts, it was estimated that the electoral district would have 49,117 electors on 29 April 2007.
From the 2007 election it included most of [1 ] Junee Shire (including Junee, Wantabadgery, Harefield, Old Junee and Junee Reefs) Temora Shire, Coolamon Shire, Bland Shire, part of Lachlan Shire (including Condobolin, Lake Cargelligo and Burcher), Narrandera Shire, Leeton Shire, the City of Griffith, Murrumbidgee Shire and part of Carrathool Shire (including Rankins Springs and Carrathool). [2 ]
Murrumbidgee will be abolished at the next general election with the new
Electoral district of Cootamundra absorbing Junee Shire, Temora Shire, Coolamon Shire, Bland Shire and Narrandera Shire, the new Electoral district of Murray absorbing Leeton Shire, the City of Griffith, Murrumbidgee Shire and Carrathool and the Electoral district of Barwon absorbing Lachlan Shire. [3 ]
History [ edit ]
Murrumbidgee and Parramatta are the only electorates to have existed continuously since the first Legislative Assembly election in 1856, although before 1913 it was called The Murrumbidgee. It elected two members between 1856 and 1859, one member between 1859 and 1880, two members between 1880 and 1885, three members between 1885 and 1894 and one member between 1894 and 1920. Voters cast a vote for each vacancy. Between 1920 to 1927, it absorbed parts of Lachlan and Ashburnham and elected three members under proportional representation. Since 1927 it has elected one member.
Members for Murrumbidgee [ edit ]
Two members (1856–1859)
John Hay None
George Macleay None
Election results [ edit ]
New South Wales state election, 2011: Murrumbidgee [4 ]
Adrian Piccoli 31,414
Labor William Wood
Greens George Benedyka
Christian Democrats Fiona Bushby
Total formal votes 42,784
Informal votes 1,070
Adrian Piccoli 32,260
Labor William Wood
References [ edit ]