Electoral district of Ballina
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Namesake||Ballina, New South Wales|
|Area||1,059.16 km2 (408.9 sq mi)|
Ballina was originally created in 1894, when the three-member electorate of Richmond was divided into Richmond, Lismore and Ballina. In 1904, Ballina was replaced by Byron. In 1988, a recreated Ballina and Murwillumbah replaced Byron.
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 47,246 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it encompassed all of Ballina Shire (including Ballina, Alstonville, Lennox Head and Wollongbar) and most of the populated areas of Byron Shire (including Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park, Brunswick Heads, South Golden Beach and Bangalow).
The Greens won the seat of Ballina at the 2015 state election, bringing their lower house representation to three seats. It became the first rural seat in any Australian parliament outside Tasmania to be won by the Greens.
Members for Ballina
|First incarnation (1894–1904)|
|John Perry ||Protectionist||1894–1901|
|Second incarnation (1988–present)|
|Don Page ||National||1988–2015|
|Tamara Smith ||Greens||2015–present|
|Animal Justice||Cathy Blasonato||1,256||2.51||+2.51|
|Sustainable Australia||Lisa McDermott||1,119||2.23||+2.23|
|Keep Sydney Open||James Wright||850||1.70||+1.70|
|Total formal votes||50,127||97.36||−0.29|
- "The Hon. John Perry (1) (1845-1922)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- "The Hon. Donald Loftus Page (1951- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- "Ms Tamara Francine Smith, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
- "Ballina: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
- "Ballina: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.