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Division of Cowper

Coordinates: 30°23′02″S 152°52′12″E / 30.384°S 152.870°E / -30.384; 152.870
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Cowper
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Cowper (green) within New South Wales
Created1901
MPPat Conaghan
PartyNational
NamesakeCharles Cowper
Electors94,654 (2010)
Area7,861 km2 (3,035.1 sq mi)
DemographicProvincial
Charles Cowper

The Division of Cowper is an Australian electoral division in New South Wales. It was one of 75 divisions set up for the first federal election in 1901. It is named for Charles Cowper, an early Premier of New South Wales.[1] It is on the north coast of New South Wales, and includes the towns of Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Port Macquarie.[1][2]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Francis Clarke Protectionist 1901–1903
  Henry Lee Free Trade, Anti-Socialist 1903–1906
  John Thomson Protectionist [1906–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1919
  (Sir) Earle Page Country 1919–1961
  Frank McGuren Labor 1961–1963
  Ian Robinson Country 1963–1975
  National Country 1975–1982
  National 1982–1984
  Garry Nehl National 1984–2001
  Luke Hartsuyker National 2001–present

Its most famous member was Sir Earle Page, leader of the Country Party and Prime Minister of Australia in 1939.

Election results[change | change source]

2022 Australian federal election: Cowper[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
National Pat Conaghan 43,909 39.47 −7.60
Independent Caz Heise 29,206 26.26 +26.26
Labor Keith McMullen 15,566 13.99 +0.20
One Nation Faye Aspiotis 9,047 8.13 +8.13
Greens Timothy Nott 6,518 5.86 −0.08
Liberal Democrats Simon Chaseling 4,316 3.88 +3.88
United Australia Joshua Fairhall 2,674 2.40 −0.62
Total formal votes 111,236 95.07 +2.85
Informal votes 5,770 4.93 −2.85
Turnout 117,006 90.22 −1.81
Notional two-party-preferred count
National Pat Conaghan 66,153 59.47 −2.41
Labor Keith McMullen 45,083 40.53 +2.41
Two-candidate-preferred result
National Pat Conaghan 58,204 52.32 −4.47
Independent Caz Heise 53,032 47.68 +47.68
National hold Swing –4.47

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Profile of the Electoral Division of Cowper, Australian Electoral Commission, retrieved 9 May 2012
  2. Map of the Federal Electoral Division of Cowper (PDF), Government of Australia, retrieved 9 May 2012
  3. Cowper, NSW, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

Other websites[change | change source]

Preceded by
Wilmot
Division represented by the Prime Minister
1939
Earle Page
Succeeded by
Kooyong

30°23′02″S 152°52′12″E / 30.384°S 152.870°E / -30.384; 152.870