Steph Cooke, since 2017.
South-western NSW. Cootamundra covers the towns of Cootamundra, Gundagai, Young, Cowra, West Wyalong and Narrandera, amongst others, in the area between Wagga Wagga, Yass, Griffith and Forbes. Cootamundra covers the Bland, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Cowra, Gundagai, Harden, Junee, Narrandera, Temora, Weddin and Young council areas.
Cootamundra was created in 2015, taking in parts of the former seats of Burrinjuck and Murrumbidgee.
The electoral district of Burrinjuck existed from 1950 to 2015. It was a Labor seat from 1950 to 1988, a Liberal seat from 1988 to 1998, and a National Party seat from 1999 until 2015.
Burrinjuck was won in 1999 by National Party candidate Katrina Hodgkinson. She held the seat until it was abolished in 2015.
Murrumbidgee was dominated by the ALP in the middle part of the last century, but has been held by the National Party since 1984.
Murrumbidgee was held by the National Party’s Adrian Piccoli from 1999 until 2015, when he shifted to the seat of Murray.
Hodgkinson won Cootamundra in 2015. She resigned from parliament in 2017, and the 2017 by-election was won by Nationals candidate Steph Cooke.
- Jeffrey Passlow (Greens)
- Jim Saleam (Independent)
- Steph Cooke (Nationals)
- Mark Douglass (Labor)
- Joseph Costello (Sustainable Australia)
- Matthew Stadtmiller (Shooters, Fishers & Farmers)
Cootamundra is a safe Nationals seat.
|Elio Cacciotti||No Land Tax||1,118||2.4||+2.4|
|Philip Langfield||Christian Democrats||1,072||2.3||-0.9|
2015 two-party-preferred result
2017 by-election result
|Matthew Stadtmiller||Shooters, Fishers & Farmers||10,621||23.3||+23.3|
|Philip Langfield||Christian Democrats||1,273||2.8||+0.5|
2017 by-election two-party-preferred result
Booths in Cootamundra have been split into four parts: north-east (including Young and Cowra), north-west (including West Wyalong), south-east (including Cootamundra and Gundagai) and south-west (including Junee and Narrandera).
The Nationals won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in all four areas, ranging from 61% in the south-east to 78.4% in the north-west.
The Nationals won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in three out of four areas at the 2017 by-election, ranging from 62.4% in the north-east to 73.8% in the north-west. Labor polled 66.5% in the south-east.
The Shooters, Fishers and Farmers polled strongly at the 2017 by-election, ranging from 19.4% in the south-west to 31.9% in the south-east.
2015 booth breakdown
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2017 by-election booth breakdown
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Two-party-preferred votes in Cootamundra at the 2015 NSW state election
Election results at the 2017 Cootamundra by-election
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