Electoral results for the district of Bligh

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This is a list of electoral results for the electoral district of Bligh in New South Wales state elections from its creation in 1962 until its abolition in 2007.

Members for Bligh[edit]

Member Party Term
  Tom Morey Labor 1962–1965
  Morton Cohen Liberal 1965–1968
  John Barraclough Liberal 1968–1981
  Fred Miller Labor 1981–1984
  Michael Yabsley Liberal 1984–1988
  Clover Moore Independent 1988–2007

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2003: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Clover Moore 15,330 38.5 +1.2
Labor Barri Phatarfod 9,071 22.8 -9.1
Liberal Shayne Mallard 8,496 21.3 -0.1
Greens Anita Ceravolo 5,634 14.1 +8.2
Unity Stephen Pong 642 1.6 +0.0
Christian Democrats Jon Phillips 279 0.7 +0.7
Independent Malcolm Duncan 268 0.7 +0.0
Independent Gary Burns 113 0.3 +0.3
Total formal votes 39,833 97.8 +0.1
Informal votes 882 2.2 -0.1
Turnout 40,715 84.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Clover Moore 19,253 64.7 +4.9
Labor Barri Phatarfod 10,525 35.3 -4.9
Independent hold Swing +4.9

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1999: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Clover Moore 14,214 37.3 +5.7
Labor Vic Smith 12,153 31.9 +4.8
Liberal Peter Fussell 8,140 21.4 -10.8
Greens Emelia Holdaway 2,245 5.9 -1.0
Unity Ariel Marguin 621 1.6 +1.6
Independent Malcolm Duncan 280 0.7 +0.7
Euthanasia Referendum Julia Trubridge 190 0.5 +0.5
Timbarra Clean Water Change Upton 128 0.3 +0.3
Natural Law Bronia Hatfield 93 0.2 -0.1
Total formal votes 38,064 97.7 +2.2
Informal votes 883 2.3 -2.2
Turnout 38,947 86.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Clover Moore 19,636 59.8 -4.0
Labor Vic Smith 13,215 40.2 +4.0
Independent hold Swing -4.0
New South Wales state election, 1995: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Fisher 13,636 40.1 -0.1
Independent Clover Moore 12,356 36.3 -7.4
Labor Susan Harben 6,191 18.2 +2.1
Greens Virginia Milson 1,697 5.0 +5.0
Natural Law Machael Lippmann 142 0.4 +0.4
Total formal votes 34,022 96.3 +4.8
Informal votes 1,300 3.7 -4.8
Turnout 35,322 87.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Clover Moore 17,886 55.5 -0.6
Liberal James Fisher 14,359 44.5 +0.6
Independent hold Swing -0.6
New South Wales state election, 1991: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Clover Moore 12,801 43.7 +21.6
Liberal Carol Dance 11,764 40.2 -9.7
Labor Anne-Maree Whitaker 4,729 16.1 -9.6
Total formal votes 29,294 91.5 -4.9
Informal votes 2,710 8.5 +4.9
Turnout 32,004 87.3
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Clover Moore 15,762 56.1 +11.4
Liberal Carol Dance 12,352 43.9 -11.4
Independent hold Swing +11.4

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1988: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Yabsley 11,748 44.0 -2.9
Independent Clover Moore 7,135 26.7 +26.7
Labor Ross Aubrey 7,112 26.6 -19.1
Democrats Joseph Zingarelli 415 1.6 -4.8
Call to Australia Bruce Thompson 293 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 26,703 96.6 +0.3
Informal votes 944 3.4 -0.3
Turnout 27,647 85.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Clover Moore 12,748 50.6 +50.6
Liberal Michael Yabsley 12,431 49.4 -0.8
Independent gain from Liberal Swing +50.6
New South Wales state election, 1984: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Michael Yabsley 13,134 48.5 +4.2
Labor Fred Miller 12,279 45.3 -2.3
Democrats Brian Hillman 1,689 6.2 +2.0
Total formal votes 27,102 96.4 +0.2
Informal votes 1,005 3.6 -0.2
Turnout 28,107 85.8 +3.0
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Michael Yabsley 13,740 51.2 +3.9
Labor Fred Miller 13,085 48.8 -3.9
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +3.9
New South Wales state election, 1981: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Fred Miller 11,807 47.6
Liberal John Barraclough 10,997 44.3
Democrats Joseph Zingarelli 1,050 4.2
Independent George Warnecke 966 3.9
Total formal votes 24,820 96.2
Informal votes 977 3.8
Turnout 25,797 82.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Fred Miller 12,876 52.7 -3.9
Liberal John Barraclough 11,561 47.3 +3.9
Labor gain from Liberal Swing -3.9

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1978: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 15,220 56.1 -1.3
Labor Suzanne Ashmore-Smith 10,818 39.9 +7.7
Democrats Susanna Dodgson 1,097 4.0 +4.0
Total formal votes 27,135 96.9 -0.8
Informal votes 879 3.1 +0.8
Turnout 28,014 84.9 -2.7
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 15,457 58.4 -5.4
Labor Suzanne Ashmore-Smith 11,012 41.6 +5.4
Liberal hold Swing -5.4
New South Wales state election, 1976: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 16,868 57.4 -8.9
Labor Mairi Petersen 9,462 32.2 +32.2
Independent Graeme Donkin 1,121 3.8 +3.8
Workers John Curvers 1,085 3.7 +3.7
Independent Alexander Nash 872 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 29,408 97.7 +2.6
Informal votes 706 2.3 -2.6
Turnout 30,114 87.6 +3.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 18,750 63.8 -6.2
Labor Mairi Petersen 10,658 36.2 +36.2
Liberal hold Swing -6.2
New South Wales state election, 1973: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 16,767 66.3 +7.5
Australia Julia Featherstone 6,656 26.3 +26.3
Democratic Labor Monica Quigley 1,883 7.4 +4.5
Total formal votes 25,306 95.1
Informal votes 1,298 4.9
Turnout 26,604 84.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 17,709 70.0 +5.9
Australia Julia Featherstone 7,597 30.0 +30.0
Liberal hold Swing +5.9
New South Wales state election, 1971: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 14,104 58.8
Labor Maurice Allen 6,522 27.2
Independent Francis Claffy 1,387 5.8
Abortion Law Reform Bridget Gilling 899 3.8
Democratic Labor Dominique Droulers 696 2.9
Independent Merilyn Giesekam 202 0.8
Independent Thomas Smith 170 0.7
Total formal votes 23,980 96.2
Informal votes 953 3.8
Turnout 24,933 86.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 16,058 67.0 -1.9
Labor Maurice Allen 7,922 33.0 +1.9
Liberal hold Swing -1.9

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1968: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal John Barraclough 11,954 57.2 +3.7
Labor Tom Morey 7,496 35.9 -8.0
Democratic Labor Henry Bader 818 3.9 +1.3
Independent Peter Clyne 630 3.0 +3.0
Total formal votes 20,898 96.4
Informal votes 773 3.6
Turnout 21,671 89.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal John Barraclough 12,923 61.8 +6.3
Labor Thomas Morey 7,975 38.2 -6.3
Liberal hold Swing +6.3
New South Wales state election, 1965: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Morton Cohen 10,391 49.5 +4.2
Labor Tom Morey 10,069 47.9 −2.3
Democratic Labor John Kenny 548 2.6 −1.9
Total formal votes 21,008 97.5 −0.7
Informal votes 527 2.5 +0.7
Turnout 21,535 91.7 −0.5
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Morton Cohen 10,797 51.4 +2.5
Labor Tom Morey 10,211 48.6 −2.5
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +2.5
New South Wales state election, 1962: Bligh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Tom Morey 11,186 50.2
Liberal Vernon Treatt 10,098 45.3
Democratic Labor James Markham 1,012 4.5
Total formal votes 22,296 98.2
Informal votes 411 1.8
Turnout 22,707 92.2
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Tom Morey 11,388 51.1
Liberal Vernon Treatt 10,908 48.9
Labor win (new seat)

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