Electoral district of Kiama

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Kiama
New South WalesLegislative Assembly
NSW Electoral District 2019 - Kiama.png
Location in New South Wales
State New South Wales
Dates current1859–1904
1981–present
MP Gareth Ward
Party Independent
Electors 55,490 (2019)
Area2,275.06 km2 (878.4 sq mi)

Kiama is an electoral district of the Legislative Assembly in the Australian state of New South Wales. It is currently represented by Gareth Ward. Originally elected as a member of the Liberal Party, Ward stood down from the party in May 2021 following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Contents

The electorate is named after and includes the Municipality of Kiama. It also includes the southern part of the City of Shellharbour (including the suburbs of Albion Park and the western part of Albion Park Rail) and the part of the City of Shoalhaven to the north of the Shoalhaven river (including Bomaderry and Berry). It includes a thinly populated area to the west of Nowra south of the Shoalhaven. It also includes Marshall Mount in the City of Wollongong.

History

Kiama was created in 1859. It was abolished in 1904 with the downsizing of parliament after federation and replaced by Allowrie. [1] [2] It was recreated in 1981, replacing parts of Illawarra and South Coast.

Members for Kiama

First incarnation (1859—1904)
MemberPartyTerm
  Samuel Gray [3] None 1859–1864
  Henry Parkes [4] None 1864–1870
  John Stewart [5] None 1871–1874
  Samuel Charles [6] None 1874–1880
  Harman Tarrant [7] None 1880–1887
  Angus Cameron [8] Free Trade 1887–1889
  George Fuller [9] Free Trade 1889–1894
  Alexander Campbell [10] Ind. Protectionist 1894–1895
  Protectionist 1895–1901
  Progressive 1901–1904
Second incarnation (1981–present)
MemberPartyTerm
  Bill Knott [11] Labor 1981–1986
  Bob Harrison [12] Labor 1986–1999
  Matt Brown [13] Labor 1999–2011
  Gareth Ward [14] Liberal 2011–2021
  Independent 2021–present

Election results

2019 New South Wales state election: Kiama [15] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Gareth Ward 26,23053.59+1.98
Labor Anthony Higgins13,80328.20−3.85
Greens Nina Digiglio5,81511.88+0.83
Christian Democrats John Kadwell1,6713.41+0.26
Sustainable Australia Anne Whatman1,4272.92+2.92
Total formal votes48,94696.83−0.36
Informal votes1,6033.17+0.36
Turnout 50,54991.10−1.26
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Gareth Ward 28,01662.01+3.35
Labor Anthony Higgins17,16737.99−3.35
Liberal hold Swing +3.35

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  14. "The Hon. Gareth James Ward MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 4 April 2019.
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