New South Wales election 2015

Orange

Margin: Nationals 27.1%
Region: Regional Western
Federal: Calare

Candidates in ballot paper order

orange-nat

orange-alp

BERNARD FITZSIMON
Labor (bottom)

JANELLE BICKNELL
Greens

JUAN FERNANDEZ
No Land Tax

JOHN GILBERT
Christian Democratic Party

ANDREW GEE
Nationals (top)

2011 BOOTH RESULTS MAP

PAST RESULTS

DEMOGRAPHICS

Two-party preferred booth results from 2011 state election show Nationals-versus-Labor results in Orange and Nationals-versus-Independent results in Dubbo. Nationals majority in green, Independent in grey, Labor in red. New boundaries in thicker blue lines, old ones in thinner red lines. Boundary data courtesy of Ben Raue of The Tally Room.

Dominated by the town 250 kilometres to the west of Sydney that bears its name, the electorate of Orange has undergone substantial changes in its physical shape in the redistribution, most substantially through a territory swap with Dubbo that adds Parkes and surrounding areas to the west while removing Mudgee and surrounding areas to the north, with both transfers involving nearly 20,000 voters. The seat has been held by the National/Country Party since 1947, and has existed in one form or another since 1859, outside of the period of proportional representation from 1920 to 1927. Former barrister Andrew Gee came to the seat at the 2011 election in succession to Russell Turner, the member since 1996. Labor’s last serious challenge to the seat came at the by-election in 1996 that marked Turner’s entry to parliament, when the margin was reduced to 2.6% on the same day that Labor won a by-election for the normally conservative North Coast seat of Clarence.

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