Division of Farrer

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Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of FARRER 2016.png
Division of Farrer in New South Wales, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1949
MP Sussan Ley
Party Liberal
Namesake William Farrer
Electors 111,466 (2016)
Area 126,590 km2 (48,876.7 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Farrer is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, an agricultural scientist.

The division is located in the far western area of the state and includes Albury, Balranald, Broken Hill, Deniliquin and Jerilderie, Griffith and Leeton

The sitting member, since the 2001 election, is Sussan Ley, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.[1]

It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. All four of its members have gone on to serve in cabinet, most notably Tim Fischer, leader of the National Party from 1993 to 2001 and Deputy Prime Minister during the first half of the Howard Government.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  David Fairbairn Liberal 1949–1975
  Wal Fife Liberal 1975–1984
  Tim Fischer National 1984–2001
  Sussan Ley Liberal 2001–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Farrer[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Sussan Ley 55,893 57.87 +13.85
Labor Christian Kunde 17,486 18.11 −2.07
Greens Amanda Cohn 7,936 8.22 +4.28
Liberty Alliance Ron Pike 5,874 6.08 +6.08
Independent Brian Mills 4,133 4.28 +4.28
Christian Democrats Paul Rossetto 3,474 3.60 +2.41
Mature Australia Trevor O'Brien 1,783 1.85 +1.85
Total formal votes 96,579 93.60 +0.21
Informal votes 6,602 6.40 −0.21
Turnout 103,181 92.57 −3.87
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 68,114 70.53 −1.18
Labor Christian Kunde 28,465 29.47 +1.18
Liberal hold Swing −1.18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnston, David (31 January 2013). "Ley now the third longest serving in Farrer". The Border Mail. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Farrer, NSW, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°30′04″S 143°18′40″E / 32.501°S 143.311°E / -32.501; 143.311