Electoral district of Orange
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Party||Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party|
|Namesake||Orange, New South Wales|
|Area||16,981.25 km2 (6,556.5 sq mi)|
Orange is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is a regional electorate that covers four local government areas in their entirety: the City of Orange, Cabonne Shire, Parkes Shire and Forbes Shire. The seat has been held by Philip Donato of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party since a by-election in November 2016.
Orange was created in 1859. Orange and Hartley were absorbed into Bathurst, which elected three members under proportional representation, between 1920 and 1927. In 1927 Bathurst, Hartley and Orange were recreated as single-member electorates.
While the city of Orange itself occasionally favours Labor, the rest of the area tilts strongly toward the National Party, a major reason Labor hasn't held the seat since 1947, although it came close to winning at the 1996 by-election.
Members for Orange
|Single member (1859–1880)|
|Charles Cowper, Jr.||None||1863–1864|
|Two members (1880–1894)|
|Andrew Kerr||None||1880–1882||William Clarke||None||1880–1887|
|Single member (1894–1920)|
|Henry Newman||Free Trade||1894–1901|
|John Fitzpatrick||Liberal Reform||1907–1917|
|Second incarnation (1927–present)|
|Alwyn Tonking||United Australia||1932–1941|
|(Sir) Charles Cutler||Country||1947–1975|
|Garry West||Country, National||1976–1996|
|Philip Donato||Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||2016–present|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Philip Donato||11,487||23.8||+23.8|
|Country Labor||Bernard Fitzsimon||8,865||18.3||−5.0|
|Christian Democrats||Dianne Decker||1,633||3.4||+2.6|
|Total formal votes||48,344||97.3||+0.2|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Philip Donato||18,593||50.1||+50.1|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers gain from National||Swing||N/A|
|Christian Democrats||John Gilbert||1,262||2.6||+2.6|
|No Land Tax||Juan Fernandez||837||1.7||+1.7|
|Total formal votes||48,786||97.1||−0.1|
- "Orange". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
- First Preference Votes Report Parliamentary Election: Orange, Electoral Commission New South Wales.
- "Distribution of Preferences Report Parliamentary Election: Orange". November State By-Elections 12-NOV-2016. Electoral Commission NSW. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- State Electoral District of Orange: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Orange: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.