Electoral district of Oxley
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||9,239.31 km2 (3,567.3 sq mi)|
Oxley was created in 1920, with the introduction of proportional representation, replacing Gloucester and Raleigh, and elected three members. It was named after John Oxley. In 1927 it was divided into the single-member electorates of Oxley, Gloucester and Raleigh. In 1988 it was abolished and replaced by Port Macquarie. It was recreated in 1991.
Oxley is one of three original (post 1927 redistribution) electorates to have never been held by the Labor Party, the other districts being Tamworth and Upper Hunter. The National Party has held the seat since its current incarnation was created in 1991.
At the 2007 election it included most of Bellingen Shire (including Bellingen and Dorrigo), Nambucca Shire (including Nambucca Heads, Macksville and Bowraville), Kempsey Shire, some of inland Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, including Wauchope, the lightly inhabited northwest of the Mid-Coast Council, and the lightly inhabited eastern fringe of Walcha Shire and Armidale Regional Council.
The next redistribution taking effect at the 2015 state election redrew Oxley to contain the entirety of Bellingen Shire, Nambucca Shire, Kempsey Shire and a large inland component of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council. Its significant population centres include Bellingen, Nambucca Heads, Macksville, Kempsey and Wauchope.
Members for Oxley
|Three members (1920–1927)|
|George Briner||Progressive||1920–1920||Joseph Fitzgerald||Labor||1920–1927||Richard Price||Progressive||1920–1922|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Dean Saul||5,644||11.63||+11.63|
|Sustainable Australia||Debbie Smythe||1,698||3.50||+3.50|
|Total formal votes||48,540||96.50||−0.20|
- "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 29 September 2004. Retrieved 3 April 2007.
- "Oxley". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
- "Oxley". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- State Electoral District of Oxley: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Oxley: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.