Electoral district of Lismore

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New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
Dates current 1894–1904
MP Thomas George
Party National
Namesake Lismore, New South Wales
Electors 55,621 (2017)
Area 13,020.61 km2 (5,027.3 sq mi)

Lismore is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Thomas George of the Nationals.

The electoral includes all of the City of Lismore (including Lismore, Nimbin, Dunoon and Clunes), much of inland Tweed Shire (including Murwillumbah, Tyalgum and Uki), all of Kyogle Council (including Kyogle, Bonalbo, Tabulam and Woodenbong) and all of Tenterfield Shire.[1]


Lismore was first created with the end of multi-member districts in 1894, when it was split from Richmond. In 1904, it was abolished with the reduction in the size of the Legislative Assembly, after Federation. In 1913, Lismore was recreated, replacing Richmond. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, Lismore and Clarence were absorbed into Byron. With the end of proportional representation in 1927, Lismore and Clarence were recreated.

Members for Lismore[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  Thomas Ewing Protectionist 1894–1901
  John Coleman Independent Liberal 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1913–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Nesbitt Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Third incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  William Missingham Country 1927–1933
  William Frith Country 1933–1953
  Jack Easter Country 1953–1959
  Keith Compton Labor 1959–1965
  Bruce Duncan Country 1965–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1982
  Independent 1982–1988
  Bill Rixon National 1988–1999
  Thomas George National 1999–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Lismore[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Thomas George 19,975 42.5 −17.2
Greens Adam Guise 12,435 26.4 +7.4
Labor Isaac Smith 12,056 25.6 +12.7
Christian Democrats Gianpiero Battista 1,339 2.8 +1.1
Animal Justice Cherie Imlah 717 1.5 +1.5
No Land Tax Alan Jones 525 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 47,047 97.8 +0.2
Informal votes 1,067 2.2 −0.2
Turnout 48,114 89.8 +0.8
Two-party-preferred result
National Thomas George 21,247 50.2 −24.1
Labor Isaac Smith 21,055 49.8 +24.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Thomas George 21,654 52.9 −21.5
Greens Adam Guise 19,309 47.1 +21.5
National hold Swing −21.5


  1. ^ "Lismore". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-27.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Lismore: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  3. ^ State Electoral District of Lismore: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.