Electoral district of Cootamundra

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district cootamundra 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1904–1941
MP Katrina Hodgkinson
Party The Nationals
Area 24,711.35 km2 (9,541.1 sq mi)

Cootamundra is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Cootamundra is a regional electorate encompassing several local government areas. Namely, Bland Shire, Narrandera Shire, Coolamon Shire, Temora Shire, Junee Shire, Weddin Shire, Cowra Shire, Young Shire, Cootamundra Shire, Harden Shire and Gundagai Shire.[1]


Cootamundra first existed as an electorate from 1904 to 1941.

The district elected one member between 1904 and 1920 and between 1927 and 1941. In 1920, it absorbed Burrangong and Yass and elected three members under proportional representation. In 1927, Young and Temora, were separated from it and Cootamundra reverted to being a single member electorate.

Cootamundra was recreated for the 2015 state election, combining the western part of the abolished district of Burrinjuck with the eastern part of the abolished district of Murrumbidgee.[2]

Members for Cootamundra[edit]

Single-member (1904–1920)
Member Party Term
  William Holman Labor 1904–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Three members (1920–1927)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Hugh Main Progressive 1920–1925   Peter Loughlin Labor 1920–1926   Greg McGirr Labor 1920–1922
  James McGirr Labor 1922–1925
  Country 1925–1927   Ken Hoad Labor 1925–1927
  Independent 1926–1927  
Single-member (1927–1941)
Member Party Term
  Ken Hoad Labor 1927–1932
  Bill Ross Country 1932–1941
Single-member (2015–present)
  Katrina Hodgkinson National 2015–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Cootamundra[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Katrina Hodgkinson 31,080 65.9 −8.8
Labor Charlie Sheahan 12,253 26.0 +9.3
Greens Rod Therkelsen 1,642 3.5 −1.9
No Land Tax Elio Cacciotti 1,118 2.4 +2.4
Christian Democrats Philip Langfield 1,072 2.3 −0.9
Total formal votes 47,165 97.3 +0.1
Informal votes 1,305 2.7 −0.1
Turnout 48,470 91.8 +1.3
Two-party-preferred result
National Katrina Hodgkinson 31,896 70.4 −9.9
Labor Charlie Sheahan 13,400 29.6 +9.9
National hold Swing −9.9