Kevin Hogan, since 2013.
Page was first created for the 1984 election. The first member for Page was Ian Robinson (NAT), who had previously been member for Cowper since 1963. Robinson was defeated in 1990 by Harry Woods (ALP) after 27 years in federal parliament. The seat has gone to a party of government ever since 1990.
Woods was defeated by former state minister Ian Causley (NAT) at the 1996 election. Wood proceeded to win the by-election for Causley’s former state seat of Clarence and went on to serve as a minister in Bob Carr’s second term.
Causley served in federal Parliament for eleven years, retiring in 2007. The ALP preselected former state upper house MP and advisor to Jose Ramos Horta, Janelle Saffin, while the Nationals preselected former Mayor of Maclean Chris Gulaptis. Despite a 5.5% margin for the Nationals, the ALP won Page on a 7.8% swing.
Saffin was re-elected in 2010, but lost in 2013 to Nationals candidate Kevin Hogan. Hogan has been re-elected twice.
- Thomas Searles (Liberal Democrats)
- Donna Pike (One Nation)
- Kashmir Miller (Greens)
- Heather Smith (Federation)
- Patrick Deegan (Labor)
- Brett Duroux (Indigenous-Aboriginal Party)
- Ian Williamson (United Australia)
- Kevin Hogan (Nationals)
- Hanabeth Luke (Independent)
- Serge Killingbeck (TNL)
Page was consistently in the marginal seat category for its entire history prior to the 2019 election, with the Nationals two-party-preferred vote usually a little bit above the statewide two-party-preferred vote for the Coalition. The swing in 2019 pushed Page into a higher bracket, but that abnormal swing may well revert at the next election, and this seat shouldn’t be considered particularly safe.
|John Damian Mudge||United Australia Party||3,460||3.2||+3.2|
|Alison Waters||Animal Justice||2,646||2.4||-0.4|
|Peter Walker||Christian Democratic Party||1,992||1.8||-1.0|
2019 two-party-preferred result
Booths in Page have been split into six parts. Booths in the three main towns of Lismore, Grafton and Casino have been grouped together. Booths in Coffs Harbour council area and the remainder of Clarence Valley council area have been grouped as “South”. Booths in the remainder of the north have been split into north-east and north-west, with those around Casino grouped as north-west and those around Lismore as north-east.
The Nationals won a majority of the two-party-preferred vote in five of these areas, winning narrowly in the north-east (52.3%), polling 59.9% in the south and polling 62-65% in Grafton, Casino and the north-west. Labor narrowly won Lismore with 50.9%.
The Greens came third, with a primary vote ranging from 4.7% in Casino to 19.3% in the north-east.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||LIB 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|