Electoral district of Bathurst

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Bathurst
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Bathurst NSW State Electoral District.png
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Created 1859
MP Paul Toole
Party National Party of Australia
Electors 49,738 (2011)
Area 14,875 km2 (5,743.3 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

Bathurst is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Paul Toole of the National Party of Australia.

The 2004 redistribution of electoral districts estimated that the electoral district would have 48,849 electors on 29 April 2007.[1] 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).[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

Members for Bathurst[edit]

(1859–1920, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  John Clements None 1859–1860
  James Hart None 1860–1864
  James Kemp None 1864–1866
  William Suttor, Sr. None 1866–1872
  Edward Combes None 1872–1874
  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
  William Young Protectionist 1900–1901
  Progressive 1901–1907
  Independent 1907–1907
  John Miller Liberal and Reform 1907–1913
  Ernest Durack Labor 1913–1917
  Valentine Johnston Labor 1917–1920
(1920–1927, 3 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  James Dooley Labor 1920–1927   Valentine Johnston Labor 1920–1922   John Fitzpatrick Nationalist 1920–1927
  Sir Charles Rosenthal Nationalist 1922–1925
  Gus Kelly Labor 1925–1927
(1927–present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Gus Kelly Labor 1927–1932
  Gordon Wilkins Country 1932–1935
  Gus Kelly Labor 1935–1967
  Clive Osborne Country 1967–1981
  Mick Clough Labor 1981–1988
  David Berry Liberal 1988–1991
  Mick Clough Labor 1991–1999
  Gerard Martin Labor 1999–2011
  Paul Toole National 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2011: Bathurst[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Paul Toole 30,777 67.2 +36.4
Labor Dale Turner 9,607 21.0 -32.5
Greens Diane Westerhuis 2,843 6.2 +1.4
Independent Richard Trounson 2,596 5.7 +5.7
Total formal votes 45,823 97.9 -0.2
Informal votes 983 2.1 +0.2
Turnout 46,806 94.7 +0.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Paul Toole 31,940 73.7 +36.7
Labor Dale Turner 11,426 26.3 -36.7
National gain from Labor Swing +36.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Redistribution Commissioners' Report". Election Funding Authority of New South Wales. 21 December 2004. Retrieved 2006-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Bathurst". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ Stevenson, Andrew (29 March 2011). "Bathurst resident's historic swing his alone". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results". NSW Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 4 December 2011.