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.
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.
Warren Snowdon shifted to the new seat of Lingiari in 2001, and has held the seat ever since.
- Damien Ryan (Country Liberal)
- Blair McFarland (Greens)
- Thong Sum Lee (Citizens Party)
- Allan McLeod (United Australia)
- Marion Scrymgour (Labor)
- Michael Gravener (Independent)
- Imelda Adamson Agars (Independent)
- Tim Gallard (One Nation)
- George Kasparek (Liberal Democrats)
Lingiari is a marginal Labor seat. The electorate leaned substantially further towards Labor than the other NT electorate up until 2013, but since then it has only been slightly more pro-Labor than Solomon.
The absence of Warren Snowdon, who has contested this seat or its predecessor at every election since 1987, may open up the space for the CLP to win this seat for the first time.
|Jacinta Price||Country Liberal||17,875||36.9||+5.0|
|Regina McCarthy||Rise Up Australia||1,380||2.8||-0.6|
|Daniel Hodgson||United Australia Party||1,367||2.8||+2.8|
2019 two-party-preferred result
|Jacinta Price||Country Liberal||21,571||44.5||+2.7|
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.
There were no ordinary election-day booths outside of these three urban centres, but 30% of the total vote was cast through remote voting teams, with another 36% cast at pre-poll. These two voting groups overshadowed the number of votes cast at ordinary election-day booths in urban areas.
Labor narrowly won the booths in Alice Springs (50.4%) while the CLP won 53.5% in Katherine and 59.9% in the Darwin surrounds. Labor absolutely dominated the remote vote, with 76.4% of the two-party-preferred vote. The CLP won 55.4% in the pre-poll vote, which was also focused on the major urban centres.
|Voter group||GRN prim %||ALP 2PP %||Total votes||% of votes|