Electoral results for the district of Northern Tablelands

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Northern Tablelands in New South Wales state elections. The district has had two incarnations: as a two-member district from 1920 to 1927 and as a single-member district from 1981 until the present.

Members[edit]

First incarnation (1920—1927, 3 members)
Member Party Term Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Michael Bruxner Progressive 1920–1925   David Drummond Progressive 1920–1925   Alfred McClelland Labor 1920–1927
  Country 1925–1927   Country 1925–1927
Second incarnation (1981—present, 1 member)
Member Party Term
  Bill McCarthy Labor 1981–1987
  Ray Chappell National 1987–1999
  Richard Torbay Independent 1999–2013
  Adam Marshall National 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Northern Tablelands[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Adam Marshall 32,247 66.7 +31.1
Labor Debra O'Brien 7,573 15.7 +10.7
Independent David Mailler 3,471 7.2 +7.2
Greens Mercurius Goldstein 3,453 7.1 +3.7
Christian Democrats Holly Beecham 1,115 2.3 +0.9
No Land Tax Trevor Gay 489 1.0 +1.0
Total formal votes 48,348 97.8 −0.7
Informal votes 1,082 2.2 +0.7
Turnout 49,430 90.1 −2.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Adam Marshall 34,077 77.1 −0.6
Labor Debra O'Brien 10,137 22.9 +0.6
National hold Swing −0.6
Northern Tablelands state by-election, 2013[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Adam Marshall 27,276 63.3 +35.0
Independent Jim Maher 5,814 13.5 +13.5
Labor Herman Beyersdorf 4,190 9.7 +6.3
Independent Katherine Nicholson 1,845 4.3 +4.3
Greens Dora Koops 1,782 4.1 +0.8
Independent Bill Bush 1,270 2.9 +2.9
Christian Democrats Silvana Nero 912 2.1 +0.5
Total formal votes 43,089 97.1 -1.7
Informal votes 1,304 2.9 +1.8
Turnout 44,393 85.7 +7.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Adam Marshall 29,817 81.0 +4.9
Labor Herman Beyersdorf 7,014 19.0 -4.9
National gain from Independent Swing +4.9
New South Wales state election, 2011: Northern Tablelands[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Torbay 29,526 63.4 -9.3
National Charlie McCowen 13,199 28.3 +10.6
Labor Sarah Frazier 1,580 3.4 -0.9
Greens Pat Schultz 1,531 3.3 +0.1
Christian Democrats Isabel Strutt 736 1.6 -0.4
Total formal votes 46,572 98.8 -0.2
Informal votes 547 1.2 +0.2
Turnout 47,119 93.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Richard Torbay 31,247 69.4 -10.8
National Charlie McCowen 13,756 30.6 +10.8
Independent hold Swing -10.8

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2007: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Torbay 32,615 72.7 +8.8
National Phillip Kelly 7,951 17.7 -2.1
Labor Phil Usher 1,947 4.3 -2.0
Greens Vanessa Bible 1,418 3.2 -0.7
Christian Democrats Isabel Strutt 904 2.0 +0.0
Total formal votes 44,835 99.0 +0.1
Informal votes 442 1.0 -0.1
Turnout 45,277 93.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Richard Torbay 34,420 80.2 +0.3
National Phillip Kelly 8,471 19.8 -0.3
Independent hold Swing +0.2
New South Wales state election, 2003: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Torbay 28,149 71.3 +27.1
National Peter Bailey 6,076 15.4 -18.7
Labor Michaela Fogarty 1,870 4.7 -4.5
Greens Brendon Perrin 1,632 4.1 +2.3
Christian Democrats Isabel Strutt 829 2.1 +2.1
Independent John Irvine 457 1.2 +1.2
One Nation James Donald 455 1.2 -5.9
Total formal votes 39,468 99.0 +0.2
Informal votes 414 1.0 -0.2
Turnout 39,882 93.0
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Richard Torbay 30,691 82.4 +23.0
National Peter Bailey 6,569 17.6 -23.0
Independent hold Swing +23.0

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1999: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Richard Torbay 17,329 44.2 +25.0
National Ray Chappell 13,381 34.1 -18.7
Labor Martin Lawrence 3,598 9.2 -14.9
One Nation John Webeck 2,770 7.1 +7.1
Democrats Merran Cooper 1,092 2.8 +2.6
Greens Pat Schultz 719 1.8 +1.8
Independent Noel Keogh 360 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 39,249 98.7 +3.0
Informal votes 509 1.3 -3.0
Turnout 39,758 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Ray Chappell 18,063 67.7 +3.1
Labor Martin Lawrence 8,612 32.3 -3.1
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Richard Torbay 21,162 59.4 +59.4
National Ray Chappell 14,482 40.6 -24.0
Independent gain from National Swing N/A
New South Wales state election, 1995: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Ray Chappell 17,823 52.0 -2.6
Labor Steve Funnell 8,284 24.2 -7.4
Independent Joe Harrold 7,262 21.2 +21.2
Natural Law Ruth Chant 923 2.7 +2.7
Total formal votes 34,292 95.7 +1.6
Informal votes 1,537 4.3 -1.6
Turnout 35,829 93.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Ray Chappell 20,373 63.7 +2.2
Labor Steve Funnell 11,610 36.3 -2.2
National hold Swing +2.2
New South Wales state election, 1991: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Ray Chappell 18,220 54.6 -9.5
Labor Janice Knight 10,544 31.6 +4.2
Democrats Fiona Richardson 1,370 4.1 -1.2
CEC Rob Taber 1,287 3.9 +3.9
Independent Peter Worthing 1,220 3.7 +3.7
Independent Stewart Scott-Irving 740 2.2 +2.2
Total formal votes 33,381 94.1 -3.7
Informal votes 2,083 5.9 +3.7
Turnout 35,464 93.9
Two-party-preferred result
National Ray Chappell 19,226 61.5 -7.1
Labor Janice Knight 12,041 38.5 +7.1
National hold Swing -7.1

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1988: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Ray Chappell 19,933 65.8 +15.2
Labor Kenneth McClenaghan 8,131 26.8 -22.4
Democrats Anthony Lawarick 2,232 7.4 +7.4
Total formal votes 30,296 97.8 -0.9
Informal votes 673 2.2 +0.9
Turnout 30,969 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
National Ray Chappell 20,619 69.0 +18.3
Labor Kenneth McClenaghan 9,258 31.0 -18.3
National hold Swing +18.3
New South Wales state election, 1984: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill McCarthy 15,335 51.6 -1.3
National Claude Cainero 14,383 48.4 +1.3
Total formal votes 29,718 98.8 +0.4
Informal votes 364 1.2 -0.4
Turnout 30,082 94.1 +1.9
Labor hold Swing -1.3
New South Wales state election, 1981: Northern Tablelands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Bill McCarthy 15,474 52.9 +4.8
National Country John Tregurtha 13,782 47.1 -4.8
Total formal votes 29,256 98.4
Informal votes 468 1.6
Turnout 29,724 92.2
Labor gain from National Country Swing +4.8

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