Electoral district of Albury


Electoral district of Albury

Albury is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales, currently held by Gregory Aplin.

Albury has generally been considered as a heartland seat for the conservative parties, and the Liberal Party of Australia and its predecessors have held the seat for almost all of its history. While there have been several instances of the Australian Labor Party breaking the conservative hold on the seat, these have typically been short-lived and have occurred only at the peak of a popular government. There has been only one major exception to this: former Albury mayor Harold Mair won the seat for Labor in 1978 and held it for a decade before being swept away in the landslide Labor defeat of 1988. The Albury electorate has since reverted to its traditional tendencies - the current Liberal member, Greg Aplin, was returned with more than 60% of the vote in 2003, and Labor finished fourth behind Aplin and two independents.

Albury includes both urban and rural areas, covering 5,778.53 km². There were 42,635 people enrolled within the electorate as of April 1999. The 2004 redistribution of electorates estimated that the electorate would have 48,988 electors on 29 April 2007. Albury currently encompassed the local government areas of the City of Albury (including Albury), Greater Hume Shire (Culcairn and Holbrook), Corowa Shire (Corowa and Howlong) and Tumbarumba Shire (Tumbarumba) and a small part of Tumut Shire (Cabramurra).

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History

Albury was first created in 1880 from part of Hume and is named after the city of Albury. In 1920, Albury, Wagga Wagga and Corowa was absorbed into Murray and elected four members under proportional representation. At the end of proportional representation in 1927, Albury was recreated.

Members

First incarnation (1880–1920)
Member Party Term
  George Day None 1880–1887
  Protectionist 1887–1889
  John Wilkinson Protectionist 1889–1895
  Richard Ball Free Trade 1895–1898
  Thomas Griffith Protectionist 1898–1901
  Independent 1901–1904
  Gordon McLaurin Progressive 1904–1907
  Independent 1907–1913
  John Cusack Labor 1913–1917
  Independent Labor 1917–1917
  Arthur Manning Nationalist 1917–1920
Second incarnation (1927—present)
Member Party Term
  John Ross Nationalist 1927–1930
  Independent 1930–1930
  Joseph Fitzgerald Labor 1930–1932
  Alexander Mair United Australia 1932–1943
  Democratic 1943–1945
  Liberal 1945–1946
  John Hurley Labor 1946–1947
  Doug Padman Liberal 1947–1965
  Gordon Mackie Liberal 1965–1978
  Harold Mair Labor 1978–1988
  Ian Glachan Liberal 1988–2003
  Greg Aplin Liberal 2003–present

Election results

New South Wales state election, 2011: Albury
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Greg Aplin 26,316 61.1 -4.2
Labor Darren Cameron 6,566 15.2 -12.1
Independent Paul Wareham 6,276 14.6 +14.6
Greens Colin Hesse 2,188 5.1 -2.2
Christian Democrats Rhonda Avasalu 1,101 2.6 +2.6
Democrats Stephen Bingle 617 1.4 +1.4
Total formal votes 43,064 96.3 -1.1
Informal votes 1,667 3.7 +1.1
Turnout 44,731 90.0 -0.4
Two-candidate preferred result
Liberal Greg Aplin 28,606 76.9 +7.9
Labor Darren Cameron 8,609 23.1 -7.9
Liberal hold Swing +7.9

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