Electoral district of Wagga Wagga

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Wagga Wagga
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Nsw electoral district waggawagga 2015.svg
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current 1894–1904
1913–1920
1927–present
MP Joe McGirr
Party Independent
Electors 54,881 (2017)
Area 12,108.11 km2 (4,675.0 sq mi)
Electorates around Wagga Wagga:
Cootamundra Cootamundra Goulburn
Albury Wagga Wagga Australian Capital Territory
Albury Albury Monaro

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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[2]

Members for Wagga Wagga[edit]

First incarnation (1894–1904)
Member Party Term
  James Gormly Protectionist 1894–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1913–1920)
Member Party Term
  Walter Boston Labor 1913–1917
  George Beeby Nationalist 1917–1920
Third incarnation (1927–present)
Member Party Term
  Matthew Kilpatrick Country 1927–1941
  Eddie Graham Labor 1941–1957
  Wal Fife Liberal 1957–1975
  Joe Schipp Liberal 1975–1999
  Daryl Maguire Liberal 1999–2018
  Independent 2018
  Joe McGirr Independent 2018–present

Election results[edit]

Wagga Wagga state by-election, 2018[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Julia Ham 12,031 25.5 −28.3
Independent Joe McGirr 12,003 25.4 +25.4
Labor Dan Hayes 11,197 23.7 −4.4
Independent Paul Funnell 5,028 10.6 +0.9
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Seb McDonagh 4,682 9.9 +9.9
Greens Ray Goodlass 1,377 2.9 −2.1
Christian Democrats Tom Arentz 900 1.9 −0.4
Total formal votes 47,218 96.8 +0.0
Informal votes 1,561 3.2 −0.0
Turnout 48,779 88.3 −1.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Joe McGirr 23,001 59.6 +59.6
Liberal Julia Ham 15,570 40.4 −22.5
Independent gain from Liberal Swing N/A
New South Wales state election, 2015: Wagga Wagga[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Daryl Maguire 25,061 53.8 +0.2
Labor Dan Hayes 13,084 28.1 +18.0
Independent Paul Funnell 4,523 9.7 +9.7
Greens Kevin Poynter 2,320 5.0 +1.6
Christian Democrats Keith Pech 1,111 2.4 +0.0
No Land Tax Joe Sidoti 515 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 46,614 96.8 −0.6
Informal votes 1,548 3.2 +0.6
Turnout 48,162 90.3 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Daryl Maguire 26,704 62.9 −14.9
Labor Dan Hayes 15,756 37.1 +14.9
Liberal hold Swing −14.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wagga Wagga". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  2. ^ "Kilpatrick Wins Easily". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW). 10 October 1927. Retrieved 6 February 2015.
  3. ^ First Preference Votes Report Parliamentary Election: Wagga Wagga, NSWEC.
  4. ^ Distribution of Preferences Report Parliamentary Election: Wagga Wagga, NSWEC.
  5. ^ State Electoral District of Wagga Wagga: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  6. ^ State Electoral District of Wagga Wagga: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.

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