Electoral district of Dubbo


Electoral district of Dubbo

Dubbo is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It was first created in 1894, abolished in 1904, and then recreated in 1930. Dubbo is a regional electorate, deriving its name from the town of the same name, covering 16,454.32 km² and encompassing the towns of Dubbo, Parkes, Narromine and Wellington as well as a variety of rural villages. There were 43,533 people enrolled within the electorate as of April 1999.

Dubbo has been generally conservative leaning throughout its history, with the Country/National and Liberal parties holding it for most of its lifetime. This grew stronger during the 1980s and 1990s, and the seat was widely seen as National Party heartland until 1999, when Dubbo became one of a number of key National Party seats to fall to rural independents, with the narrow victory of Tony McGrane. He was returned with a much larger majority at the 2003 election, and when he died in 2004, was replaced by another independent, Dawn Fardell, who won the resulting by-election.

It appears likely that future contests in Dubbo will remain between the National Party and independent candidates; while the Australian Labor Party did manage to hold Dubbo for three short stints between the 1930s and 1950s, they have not held the seat since 1959, and show no sign of doing so in the foreseeable future; the party did not even field a candidate at the 2004 by-election.

According to the report for the 2004 redistribution of electoral districts, it is estimated that the electoral district will have 48,373 electors on 29 April 2007. [cite web
title=Redistribution Commissioners' Report
date= 21 December 2004
publisher = Election Funding Authority of New South Wales
url = http://efa.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/2105/pagesivtovii300.pdf
accessdate = 2006-12-18
] At the 2007 election it will include the City of Dubbo (including Dubbo), most of Narromine Shire (including Narromine), Parkes Shire (including Parkes, Peak Hill, Alectown, Bogan Gate, Trundle and Tullamore), Forbes Shire (including Forbes) and part of Cabonne Shire (including Canowindra and Eugowra). [cite web
title=Dubbo Electoral District (new boundaries)
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/electoral_districts/all_districts_/dubbo
accessdate = 2006-11-28
]

Members for Dubbo

References

External links

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Dubbo By-election Results 2004
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/election_results/district_index/dubbo/results/2004_byelection
accessdate = 2007-01-26

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Dubbo Results 2007
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/lapreferential.dubbo.aspx
accessdate = 2007-05-06

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Dubbo Results 2003
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/election_results/district_index/dubbo/results/2003
accessdate = 2007-01-21

*cite web
title=State Electoral District - Dubbo Results 1999
publisher = New South Wales Electoral Commission
url = http://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/state_government_elections/election_results/district_index/dubbo/results/1999
accessdate = 2007-01-21


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