Division of Cunningham
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Cunningham (green) in New South Wales
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The Division of Cunningham is an Australian electoral division in New South Wales. It was set up in 1949 and is named for Allan Cunningham, a 19th century explorer of New South Wales and Queensland.
Members[change | change source]
Rex Connor was the Minister for Minerals and Energy in the Whitlam government. Stephen Martin was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1993-1996. Sharon Bird held several ministerial positions in the Gillard and Rudd governments.
Election results[change | change source]
There have been two by-elections in Cunningham. The first was in 1956 when the member, Billy Davis, died. There was only one nomination, Victor Kearney, who was elected unopposed. The second was in 2002 when Stephen Martin resigned. Michael Organ for the Greens was elected, the first time the Greens had won a seat in the House of Representatives.
References[change | change source]
- "Profile of the electoral division of Cunningham (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- Wilson, Peter (2002). The Australian Political Almanack.