Electoral district of Bathurst
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||National Party of Australia|
|Area||14,875 km2 (5,743.3 sq mi)|
The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 48,849 electors on 29 April 2007. At the 2007 election it encompassed Bathurst Region (including Bathurst), the City of Lithgow, Oberon Shire, most of Blayney Shire (including Blayney, Carcoar and Millthorpe) and the southern part of Mid-Western Regional Council (including Rylstone, Kandos and Ilford).
Bathurst was created in 1859, partly replacing Western Boroughs. Between 1920 to 1927, it absorbed parts of Hartley and Orange and elected three members under proportional representation. In 1927 Bathurst, Hartley and Orange were recreated as single-member electorates. It was held by the Labor party for 20 years until the Coalition's landslide win in 2011, where the Nationals candidate Paul Toole recorded a swing of 36.7%, the largest in history.
Members for Bathurst
|(1859–1920, 1 member)|
|William Suttor, Sr.||None||1866–1872|
|Francis Bathurst Suttor||None||1875–1887|
|William Cortis||Free Trade||1887–1889|
|William Paul||Free Trade||1889–1891|
|Francis Bathurst Suttor||Protectionist||1891–1894|
|Sydney Smith||Free Trade||1894–1898|
|Francis Bathurst Suttor||Protectionist||1898–1900|
|John Miller||Liberal and Reform||1907–1913|
|(1920–1927, 3 members)|
|James Dooley||Labor||1920–1927||Valentine Johnston||Labor||1920–1922||John Fitzpatrick||Nationalist||1920–1927|
|Sir Charles Rosenthal||Nationalist||1922–1925|
|(1927–present, 1 member)|
|New South Wales state election, 2011: Bathurst|
|Total formal votes||45,823||97.9||-0.2|
|National gain from Labor||Swing||+36.7|
- "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-05.
- "Bathurst". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- Stevenson, Andrew (29 March 2011). "Bathurst resident's historic swing his alone". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.