Electoral district of Clarence

Clarence is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Clarence
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
Dates current1859–1920
1927–present
MPChris Gulaptis
PartyThe Nationals
Electors56,859 (2019)
Area13,494.54 km2 (5,210.3 sq mi)

It includes all of the Clarence Valley Council including Grafton, Maclean, Yamba, Illuka, Junction Hill, Ulmarra, Coutts Crossing and Glenreagh, as well as all of the Richmond Valley Council including Casino, Coraki, Woodburn, Evans Head and Tatham.[1]

History

Clarence was created in 1859, replacing the New South Wales part of Clarence and Darling Downs. With the introduction of proportional representation in 1920, it was absorbed into Byron along with Lismore. It was recreated in 1927.

It has historically been a safe National seat, having been held by that party for all but seven years in its current incarnation. However, Labor has won it at high-tide elections.

Members for Clarence

First incarnation (1859–1920)
MemberPartyTerm
  Clark Irving[2] None 1859–1864
  John Laycock[3] None 1864–1866
  John Robertson[4] None 1866–1869
  Thomas Bawden[5] None 1869–1880
  Charles Fawcett[6] None 1880–1880
  John Purves[7] None 1880–1887
  John McFarlane[8] Protectionist 1887–1901
  Progressive 1901–1907
  Liberal Reform 1907–1915
  William Zuill[9] Liberal Reform 1915–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Alfred Pollack[10] Country 1927–1931
  Alfred Henry[11] Country 1931–1938
  Cecil Wingfield[12] Country 1938–1955
  Bill Weiley[13] Country 1955–1971
  Matt Singleton[14] Country 1971–1981
  Don Day[15] Labor 1981–1984
  Ian Causley[16] National 1984–1996
  Harry Woods[17] Labor 1996–2003
  Steve Cansdell[18] National 2003–2011
  Chris Gulaptis[19] National 2011–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Clarence[20][21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Chris Gulaptis 22,965 46.53 −3.91
Labor Trent Gilbert 10,342 20.95 −7.51
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Steve Cansdell 8,308 16.83 +16.83
Greens Gregory Clancy 3,914 7.93 −1.20
Independent Debrah Novak 3,038 6.16 +1.49
Sustainable Australia Thom Kotis 788 1.60 +1.60
Total formal votes 49,355 96.75 −0.13
Informal votes 1,657 3.25 +0.13
Turnout 51,012 89.72 +0.03
Two-party-preferred result
National Chris Gulaptis 25,985 64.47 +4.79
Labor Trent Gilbert 14,322 35.53 −4.79
National hold Swing +4.79

References

  1. "Clarence". New South Wales Electoral Commission. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  2. "Mr Clark Irving (1808-1865)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. "Mr John Connell Laycock (1818-1897)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  4. "Sir John Robertson (1816–1891)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. "Mr Thomas Bawden (1833-1897)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. "Mr Charles Hugh Fawcett (1813-1890)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  7. "Major John Mitchell Purves (1847-1915)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. "Mr John McFarlane (1854-1915)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  9. "Mr William Arthur Zuill (1867–1942)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  10. "Mr Alfred John Pollack (1878–1931)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  11. "Mr Alfred Stephen Henry (1890-1938)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  12. "Mr Cecil Gordon Wingfield (1893-1955)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  13. "Mr William Robert Weiley (1901–1989)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  14. "Mr (Matt) Matthew Singleton (1927- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  15. "The Hon. Donald DAY (1924–2010)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  16. "Mr Ian Raymond Causley (1940– )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  17. "The Hon. Harry Francis Woods (1947- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  18. "Mr (Steve) Stephen Rhett Cansdell (1950- )". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
  19. "Mr Christopher Gulaptis MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  20. "Clarence: First Preference Votes". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  21. "Clarence: Distribution of Preferences". 2019 NSW election results. NSW Electoral Commission. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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