Electoral district of Tamworth
Tamworth is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kevin Anderson of the National Party of Australia. Tamworth was held by independent member Tony Windsor between 1991 and 2001 when he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Member for New England.
According to the report for the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts, it is estimated that the electoral district will have 48,457 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it included almost all of Tamworth Regional Council, Gunnedah Shire, a small part of Liverpool Plains Shire (including Werris Creek) and a small part of Narrabri Shire (including Boggabri).
Tamworth was created in 1880 and it elected two members between 1891 and 1894. In 1894, with the abolition of multi-member electorates, new electorates were established such as Quirindi, Bingara and Uralla-Walcha, and Tamworth became a single-member electorate. Proportional representation was introduced in 1920 and Tamworth, along with Gwydir, was absorbed into Namoi. In 1927 single-member electorates were re-established, including Tamworth.
Members for Tamworth
|Two members (1880–1894)|
|Robert Levien||None||1880–1887||Sydney Burdekin||None||1880–1882|
|Albert Piddington||Free Trade||1895–1898|
|John Garland||Liberal Reform||1903–1904|
|Frank Chaffey||Liberal Reform||1913–1917|
|Bill Chaffey||United Australia||1940–1941|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Tamworth|
|Total formal votes||45,871||98.5||-0.3|
|National gain from Independent||Swing||+12.5|
- "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 10 December 2011.