Electoral district of Orange

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Orange
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district orange 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1859–1920
1927–present
MP Philip Donato
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.[1] The seat has been held by Philip Donato, of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party, since a by-election in November 2016.

History[edit]

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[edit]

Single member (1859–1880)
Member Party Term
  Saul Samuel None 1859–1860
  John Peisley None 1860–1862
  James Martin None 1862–1863
  Charles Cowper, Jr. None 1863–1864
  William Forlonge None 1864–1867
  George McKay None 1867–1869
  Saul Samuel None 1869–1872
  Harris Nelson None 1872–1877
  Edward Combes None 1877–1879
  Andrew Kerr None 1879–1880
Two members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Andrew Kerr None 1880–1882   William Clarke None 1880–1887
  Thomas Dalton None 1882–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1891   Free Trade 1887–1889
  James Torpy Protectionist 1889–1894
  Henry Newman Labor 1891–1894  
Single member (1894–1920)
  Henry Newman Free Trade 1894–1901
  Liberal Reform 1901–1904
  Albert Gardiner Labor 1904–1907
  John Fitzpatrick Liberal Reform 1907–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  John Fitzpatrick Nationalist 1927–1930
  William Folster Labor 1930–1932
  Alwyn Tonking United Australia 1932–1941
  Bob O'Halloran Labor 1941–1947
  (Sir) Charles Cutler Country 1947–1975
  Garry West Country, National 1976–1996
  Russell Turner National 1996–2011
  Andrew Gee National 2011–2016
  Philip Donato Shooters, Fishers and Farmers 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Orange state by-election, 2016[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Scott Barrett 15,267 31.6 −34.0
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Philip Donato 11,487 23.8 +23.8
Country Labor Bernard Fitzsimon 8,865 18.3 −5.0
Independent Scott Munro 4,527 9.4 +9.4
Independent Kevin Duffy 3,182 6.6 +6.6
Greens Janelle Bicknell 2,739 5.7 −1.1
Christian Democrats Dianne Decker 1,633 3.4 +2.6
Independent Ian Donald 644 1.3 +1.3
Total formal votes 48,344 97.3 +0.2
Informal votes 1,343 2.7 −0.2
Turnout 49,687 88.3 −3.2
Two-candidate-preferred result[3]
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Philip Donato 18,593 50.1 +50.1
National Scott Barrett 18,543 49.9 −21.8
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers gain from National Swing N/A
New South Wales state election, 2015: Orange[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Andrew Gee 31,998 65.6 +8.4
Labor Bernard Fitzsimon 11,394 23.4 +11.5
Greens Janelle Bicknell 3,295 6.8 +2.3
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
Informal votes 1,440 2.9 +0.1
Turnout 50,226 91.5 −2.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Andrew Gee 33,202 71.7 −5.4
Labor Bernard Fitzsimon 13,105 28.3 +5.4
National hold Swing −5.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  2. ^ First Preference Votes Report Parliamentary Election: Orange, Electoral Commission New South Wales.
  3. ^ "Distribution of Preferences Report Parliamentary Election: Orange". November State By-Elections 12-NOV-2016. Electoral Commission NSW. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  4. ^ State Electoral District of Orange: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  5. ^ State Electoral District of Orange: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.