Electoral results for the district of Tamworth

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This is a list of electoral results for the Electoral district of Tamworth in New South Wales state elections. The district has had three incarnations: as a two-member district from 1880 to 1894, as a single-member district from 1894 to 1920, and as a single-member district from 1927 until the present.

Members[edit]

Two members (1880–1894)
Member Party Term Member Party Term
  Robert Levien None 1880–1887   Sydney Burdekin None 1880–1882
  John Gill None 1882–1885
  Michael Burke None 1885–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1894   William Dowel Protectionist 1887–1894
Single-member (1894–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Dibbs Protectionist 1894–1895
  Albert Piddington Free Trade 1895–1898
  William Sawers Protectionist 1898–1901
  Raymond Walsh Independent 1901–1903
  Progressive 1903–1903
  John Garland Liberal Reform 1903–1904
  Robert Levien Progressive 1904–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1910
  Independent Liberal 1910–1913
  Frank Chaffey Liberal Reform 1913–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Single-member (1927—present)
Member Party Term
  Frank Chaffey Nationalist 1927–1932
  United Australia 1932–1940
  Bill Chaffey United Australia 1940–1941
  Independent 1941–1947
  Country 1947–1972
  Independent 1972–1973
  Noel Park National 1973–1991
  Tony Windsor Independent 1991–2001
  John Cull National 2001–2003
  Peter Draper Independent 2003–2011
  Kevin Anderson National 2011–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2015: Tamworth[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Kevin Anderson 26,990 55.1 +0.9
Independent Peter Draper 16,855 34.4 –4.2
Labor Joe Hillard 2,831 5.8 +1.2
Greens Pat Schultz 1,047 2.1 +0.6
Christian Democrats Michelle Ryan 655 1.3 +1.3
No Land Tax Richard Nock 319 0.7 +0.7
Stan Heuston 314 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 49,011 97.7 −0.5
Informal votes 1,156 2.3 +0.5
Turnout 50,167 92.2 +0.6
Two-party-preferred result
National Kevin Anderson 30,783 78.9 −1.8
Labor Joe Hillard 8,215 21.1 +1.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Kevin Anderson 27,777 60.0 +3.2
Independent Peter Draper 18,491 40.0 −3.2
National hold Swing +3.2
New South Wales state election, 2011: Tamworth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Kevin Anderson 25,235 55.0 +14.7
Independent Peter Draper 17,237 37.6 -8.7
Labor Paul Hobbs 2,167 4.7 -3.9
Greens Dheera Smith 722 1.6 +0.4
Independent Tony Gibson 510 1.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 45,871 98.5 -0.3
Informal votes 699 1.5 +0.3
Turnout 46,570 94.6
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Kevin Anderson 25,680 57.8 +12.5
Independent Peter Draper 18,786 42.2 -12.5
National gain from Independent Swing +12.5

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 2007: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Draper 20,531 46.2 +10.2
National Kevin Anderson 17,912 40.3 +1.0
Labor Denise McHugh 3,813 8.6 -4.5
Christian Democrats Neville Mammen 963 2.2 -2.0
Greens Bruce Taylor 537 1.2 -0.8
AAFI Norman Parsons 435 1.0 +1.0
Stan Heuston 209 0.5 +0.5
Total formal votes 44,400 98.8 +0.3
Informal votes 527 1.2 -0.3
Turnout 44,927 94.8
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Draper 22,690 54.8 +2.9
National Kevin Anderson 18,721 45.2 -2.9
Independent hold Swing +2.9
New South Wales state election, 2003: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Draper 16,630 40.0 +40.0
National John Cull 16,235 39.1 +27.5
Labor Ray Tait 4,949 11.9 -0.5
Christian Democrats Neville Mammen 1,901 4.6 +4.6
Greens Chris Valentine 799 1.9 +1.9
One Nation Terry Dwyer 700 1.7 -5.0
Independent Richard Witten 320 0.8 +0.8
Total formal votes 41,534 98.5 -0.2
Informal votes 621 1.5 +0.2
Turnout 42,155 94.2
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Peter Draper 19,542 52.5 +52.5
National John Cull 17,692 47.5 +47.5
Independent gain from National Swing +52.5
Tamworth state by-election, 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National John Cull 14,293 36.34 +24.77
Independent James Treloar 8,934 22.72
Independent Warren Woodley 5,897 15.00
Labor Ray Tait 5,831 14.83 +0.06
Independent Ken McKenzie 2,775 7.06
Democrats Marie Cowling 771 1.96
Independent Clint Kelly 466 1.18
Independent Andre Fritze 359 0.91
Informal votes 735 1.83 +0.57
Turnout 40,061 90.14 -4.23
Two-candidate-preferred result
National John Cull 19,862 58.68
Independent James Treloar 13,984 41.32
National gain from Independent Swing

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1999: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Tony Windsor 28,182 69.4 +2.0
Labor Siobhan Barry 5,029 12.4 -4.0
National John Cox 4,701 11.6 +0.9
One Nation Daphney Mandel-Hayes 2,718 6.7 +6.7
Total formal votes 40,630 98.7 +2.4
Informal votes 520 1.3 -2.4
Turnout 41,150 94.4
Two-party-preferred result
National John Cox 13,867 54.8 -27.4
Labor Siobhan Barry 11,456 45.2 +27.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Tony Windsor 32,288 85.2 +3.1
Labor Siobhan Barry 5,597 14.8 -3.1
Independent hold Swing +3.1
New South Wales state election, 1995: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Tony Windsor 28,433 82.2 +45.9
Labor Christine Robertson 4,985 14.4 -1.2
The Country Party John Tracy 1,186 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 34,604 96.5 +0.7
Informal votes 1,271 3.5 -0.7
Turnout 35,875 94.8
Two-party-preferred result
Independent Tony Windsor 29,088 84.8 +25.0
Labor Christine Robertson 5,215 15.2 +15.2
Independent hold Swing +25.0
New South Wales state election, 1991: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Tony Windsor 12,097 36.2 +36.2
National David Briggs 10,647 31.9 -37.6
Labor Christine Robertson 5,220 15.6 -6.6
Independent David Evans 4,718 14.1 +14.1
Democrats Glen Hausfield 708 2.1 -5.4
Total formal votes 33,390 95.7 -2.3
Informal votes 1,490 4.3 +2.3
Turnout 34,880 95.4
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Tony Windsor 18,602 59.8 +59.8
National David Briggs 12,503 40.2 -34.8
Independent gain from National Swing +59.8

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1988: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Noel Park 21,083 70.0 +11.7
Labor Christine Robertson 6,608 21.9 -12.8
Democrats Ivan Bielefeld 2,444 8.1 +1.1
Total formal votes 30,135 98.1 -0.8
Informal votes 587 1.9 +0.8
Turnout 30,722 95.5
Two-party-preferred result
National Noel Park 22,230 75.4 +13.2
Labor Christine Robertson 7,255 24.6 -13.2
National hold Swing +13.2
New South Wales state election, 1984: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Noel Park 18,639 59.1 +0.7
Labor Garry Ryan 10,459 33.1 -2.6
Democrats Anne Irvine 2,463 7.8 +1.9
Total formal votes 31,561 98.9 +0.9
Informal votes 354 1.1 -0.9
Turnout 31,915 94.1 +1.1
Two-party-preferred result
National Noel Park 63.4 +1.3
Labor Garry Ryan 36.6 -1.3
National hold Swing +1.3
New South Wales state election, 1981: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Country Noel Park 17,504 58.4 +8.8
Labor Garrett Ryan 10,689 35.7 -6.6
Democrats Noel Cassel 1,782 5.9 0.0
Total formal votes 29,975 98.0
Informal votes 596 2.0
Turnout 30,571 93.0
Two-party-preferred result
National Country Noel Park 18,384 62.1 +8.8
Labor Garrett Ryan 11,229 37.9 -8.8
National Country hold Swing +8.8

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1978: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Noel Park 13,033 49.6 -13.2
Labor William Forrest 11,114 42.3 +5.1
Democrats Peter McLoughlin 1,564 6.0 +6.0
Independent Noel Cassel 564 2.1 +2.1
Total formal votes 26,275 98.6 0.0
Informal votes 362 1.4 0.0
Turnout 26,637 94.9 +0.4
Two-party-preferred result
Country Noel Park 14,002 53.3 -9.5
Labor William Forrest 12,273 46.7 +9.5
Country hold Swing -9.5
New South Wales state election, 1976: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Noel Park 15,508 62.8 +26.9
Labor Noel Cassel 9,190 37.2 +19.5
Total formal votes 24,698 98.6 +2.7
Informal votes 347 1.4 -2.7
Turnout 25,045 94.5 +0.5
Country hold Swing -0.8
New South Wales state election, 1973: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Noel Park 7,884 35.9 -6.9
Liberal Neil Roberts 5,902 26.9 +26.9
Labor William Forrest 3,888 17.7 -17.3
Labor William Bischoff 2,959 13.5 +13.5
Australia Joan Byrne 559 2.6 +2.6
Independent Leonard Hill 467 2.1 +2.1
Democratic Labor Peter Young 304 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 21,963 95.9
Informal votes 943 4.1
Turnout 22,906 94.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Noel Park 13,975 63.6 +5.5
Labor William Forrest 7,988 36.4 -5.5
Country hold Swing +5.5
New South Wales state election, 1971: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey 8,661 42.8 -12.9
Labor Francis Briscoe-Hough 7,070 35.0 +35.0
Independent Alexander Dickinson 1,758 8.7 +8.7
Independent Ellis Wall 1,736 8.6 +8.6
Democratic Labor Ian de Courcy Dutton 1,002 5.0 +5.0
Total formal votes 20,227 98.6
Informal votes 295 1.4
Turnout 20,522 95.0
Two-party-preferred result
Country Bill Chaffey 11,750 58.1 -15.5
Labor Francis Briscoe-Hough 8,477 41.9 +41.9
Country hold Swing -15.5

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1968: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey 10,506 55.7 -3.2
Independent Stanley Cole 4,976 26.4 +26.4
New Staters Alexander Dickinson 3,370 17.9 +17.9
Total formal votes 18,852 98.1
Informal votes 355 1.9
Turnout 19,207 95.9
Two-candidate-preferred result
Country Bill Chaffey 12,191 64.7 +5.8
Independent Stanley Cole 6,661 35.3 +35.3
Country hold Swing +5.8
New South Wales state election, 1965: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey 11,708 58.9 −2.6
Labor Stanley Cole 8,164 41.1 +2.6
Total formal votes 19,872 99.2 +0.1
Informal votes 164 0.8 −0.1
Turnout 20,036 95.6 +0.5
Country hold Swing −2.6
New South Wales state election, 1962: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey 11,679 61.4 −38.6
Labor Norman Turner 7,328 38.6 +38.6
Total formal votes 19,007 99.1
Informal votes 173 0.9
Turnout 19,180 95.1
Country hold Swing N/A

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

New South Wales state election, 1959: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey unopposed
Country hold Swing
New South Wales state election, 1956: Tamworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Country Bill Chaffey 11,203 61.8 +7.2
Labor Arthur Foran 6,921 38.2 −7.2
Total formal votes 18,124 99.1 +0.1
Informal votes 163 0.9 −0.1
Turnout 18,287 92.8 −3.1
Country hold Swing +7.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ State Electoral District of Tamworth: First Preference Votes, NSWEC.
  2. ^ State Electoral District of Tamworth: Distribution of Preferences, NSWEC.
  3. ^ Antony Green. "2011 New South Wales Election: Analysis of Results" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2011.