Warren Snowdon, since 2001. Previously Member for Northern Territory 1987-1996, 1998-2001.
Lingiari covers the vast majority of the Northern Territory, with the exception of Darwin and Palmerston. The seat covers Katherine and Alice Springs, as well as many indigenous communities throughout the Territory.
Lingiari expanded to take in the eastern fringe of Darwin, which reduced the Labor margin from 8.4% to 8.2%.
The Northern Territory first elected a Member of the House of Representatives in 1922, but this person was only given full voting rights in 1968.
The seat was held by the Country Party and then the Country Liberal Party from then until 1983, before Labor and then the CLP each held the seat for one term, before Warren Snowdon won the seat for the ALP in 1987. Snowdon lost the seat for one term in 1996 before being returned for one more term in 1998.
The 2000 redistribution saw the Northern Territory gain a second seat for the first time, and the seats of Solomon, covering Darwin and Palmerston, and Lingiari, covering the rest, were created.
Snowdon has been elected in Lingiari six times.
Lingiari is a reasonably safe Labor seat.
|Tina Macfarlane||Country Liberal||13,605||31.7||-6.5||31.9|
|Chris Righton||Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||3,061||7.1||+7.1||7.0|
|Yingiya Mark Guyula||Independent||1,854||4.3||+4.3||4.1|
|Regina Mccarthy||Rise Up Australia||1,498||3.5||+1.5||3.4|
|Peter Flynn||Citizens Electoral Council||261||0.6||-3.0||0.6|
2016 two-party-preferred result
|Tina Macfarlane||Country Liberal||17,827||41.6||-7.5||41.7|
Booths have been divided into five areas. There are clusters of booths in the Alice Springs area, in Katherine and in areas surrounding Darwin, although Darwin itself is in the neighbouring seat of Solomon. The fourth area, “Outback” covers a number of remote booths. The “islands” group covers Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands – both far away from the Northern Territory included in Lingiari for electoral purposes. There are also a large number of votes cast through remote polling stations – more than in any of the other booth groupings. All of these remote booths have been grouped together.
The ALP won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in most areas, ranging from 52.5% in Katherine to 70.1% in the remote boths. The Country Liberal Party polled 51.5% in the area surrounding Darwin.
|Voter group||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|
Two-party-preferred votes in Lingiari at the 2016 federal election
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