Electoral district of Port Macquarie

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Port Macquarie
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
State New South Wales
Dates current 1988–present
MP Leslie Williams
Party The Nationals
Area 1,459.69 km2 (563.6 sq mi)

Port Macquarie is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Leslie Williams of The Nationals.

It presently includes parts of coastal Port Macquarie-Hastings Council (including Port Macquarie, Dunbogan, Kendall, Kew, Laurieton, North Haven and West Haven) and the northeast of the City of Greater Taree (including Coopernook, Lansdowne, Moorland, Hannam Vale, Johns River and Stewarts River). The district also includes Lord Howe Island.[1]


Port Macquarie was created in 1988, replacing Oxley (which was recreated in 1991).

Members for Port Macquarie[edit]

Member Party Term
  Bruce Jeffery National 1988–1991
  Wendy Machin National 1991–1996
  Rob Oakeshott National 1996–2002
  Independent 2002–2008
  Peter Besseling Independent 2008–2011
  Leslie Williams National 2011–present

Election results[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Port Macquarie[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Leslie Williams 30,567 62.1 +9.7
Labor Kristy Quill 11,866 24.1 +18.4
Greens Drusi Megget 4,384 8.9 +5.2
Christian Democrats Ashley Prinable 1,572 3.2 +1.1
No Land Tax Paul Grasso 845 1.7 +1.7
Total formal votes 49,234 97.2 −0.9
Informal votes 1,426 2.8 +0.9
Turnout 50,660 91.5 +1.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Leslie Williams 31,699 69.0 −9.8
Labor Kristy Quill 14,272 31.1 +9.8
National hold Swing −9.8