Electoral district of Wagga Wagga

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Wagga Wagga
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Wagga Wagga.png
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1894–1904
MPJoe McGirr
Electors55,688 (2019)
Area12,108.11 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]


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]

2019 New South Wales state election: Wagga Wagga[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Joe McGirr 21,682 44.63 +44.63
National Mackenna Powell 12,635 26.01 +26.01
Labor Dan Hayes 7,141 14.70 −13.37
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Seb McDonagh 4,242 8.73 +8.73
Greens Ray Goodlass 1,346 2.77 −2.21
Conservatives Colin Taggart 843 1.74 +1.74
Independent Matt Quade 689 1.42 +1.42
Total formal votes 48,578 96.80 +0.01
Informal votes 1,607 3.20 −0.01
Turnout 50,185 90.12 −0.14
Two-party-preferred result
National Mackenna Powell 18,055 57.51 −5.38
Labor Dan Hayes 13,338 42.49 +5.38
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Joe McGirr 26,869 65.47 +65.47
National Mackenna Powell 14,169 34.53 +34.53
Independent gain from Liberal Swing N/A


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

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