Electoral district of Tamworth
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||21,719.78 km2 (8,386.1 sq mi)|
Tamworth is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is represented by Kevin Anderson of the National Party. Tamworth was held by independent member Tony Windsor between 1991 and 2001 when he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Member for New England.
Tamworth was created in 1880 and it elected two members between 1891 and 1894. In 1894, with the abolition of multi-member electorates, new electorates were established such as Quirindi, Bingara and Uralla-Walcha, and Tamworth became a single-member electorate. Proportional representation was introduced in 1920 and Tamworth, along with Gwydir, was absorbed into Namoi. In 1927 single-member electorates were re-established, including Tamworth.
Members for Tamworth
|Two members (1880–1894)|
|Robert Levien||None||1880–1887||Sydney Burdekin||None||1880–1882|
|Albert Piddington||Free Trade||1895–1898|
|John Garland||Liberal Reform||1903–1904|
|Frank Chaffey||Liberal Reform||1913–1917|
|Bill Chaffey||United Australia||1940–1941|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Jeff Bacon||8,180||16.17||+16.17|
|Animal Justice||Emma Hall||760||1.50||+1.50|
|Total formal votes||50,578||97.80||+0.11|
- "Electoral Commission of New South Wales". Electoral Commission of New South Wales. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- State Electoral District of Tamworth: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Tamworth: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.