Division of Farrer


Division of Farrer
Farrer
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Farrer 2010.png
Division of Farrer (green) within New South Wales
Created: 1949
MP: Sussan Ley
Party: Liberal
Namesake: William Farrer
Area: 247,097 km² (95,405 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Farrer is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. The division was created in 1949 and is named for William Farrer, agricultural scientist. It is located in the southern rural area of the state and includes Albury, Balranald, Deniliquin and Jerilderie. It has always been a safe non-Labor seat, alternating between the Liberal Party and the National Party. It was held by three Cabinet ministers in succession, including Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.

Members

Member Party Term
  David Fairbairn Liberal 1949–1975
  Wal Fife Liberal 1975–1984
  Tim Fischer National 1984–2001
  Sussan Ley Liberal 2001–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Farrer
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Sussan Ley 42,646 51.41 -5.87
Labor Christian Emmery 20,981 25.29 -7.39
Independent Louise Burge 9,350 11.27 +11.27
Greens Peter Carruthers 4,880 5.88 +1.05
Christian Democrats James Male 2,664 3.21 +3.21
Secular Mathew Crothers 1,099 1.32 +1.32
Jason Clancy 724 0.87 +0.87
Democrats Stephen Bingle 603 0.73 +0.73
Total formal votes 82,947 93.66 -2.51
Informal votes 5,611 6.34 +2.51
Turnout 88,558 94.15 -2.09
Two-candidate preferred result
Liberal Sussan Ley 53,513 64.51 +3.32
Labor Christian Emmery 29,434 35.49 -3.32
Liberal hold Swing +3.32

References

Coordinates: 32°30′04″S 143°18′40″E / 32.501°S 143.311°E / -32.501; 143.311


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