Electoral district of Wagga Wagga
New South Wales—Legislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Area||12,108.11 km2 (4,675.0 sq mi)|
Wagga Wagga is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. The district has been held by independent MP Joe McGirr since the September 2018 by-election.
Wagga Wagga is a regional electorate. It entirely covers two local government areas: the City of Wagga Wagga and Lockhart Shire. It also covers part of the Snowy Valleys Council, which was established following the merger of Tumut Shire and Tumbarumba Shire.
Wagga Wagga was created in 1894. In 1920, Wagga Wagga, Albury and Corowa was absorbed into Murray and elected three members under proportional representation. When proportional representation was replaced by single-member electorates in 1927, Wagga Wagga was recreated, with Matthew Kilpatrick, the Country Party candidate, winning the October election. According to the Wagga Daily Advertiser, it was a decisive vote against the continuance of the Labor government led by Jack Lang.
Members for Wagga Wagga
|First incarnation (1894–1904)|
|Second incarnation (1913–1920)|
|Third incarnation (1927–present)|
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Seb McDonagh||4,242||8.73||+8.73|
|Total formal votes||48,578||96.80||+0.01|
|Independent gain from Liberal||Swing||N/A|
- "Wagga Wagga". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
- "Kilpatrick Wins Easily". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW). 10 October 1927. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
- State Electoral District of Wagga Wagga: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
- State Electoral District of Wagga Wagga: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.