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Lismore State Electorate

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Seat of Lismore. 

The Legislative Assembly District of Lismore holds 57,928 electors (to date) and occupies an area of 13,215 square kilometres. 

The electoral district includes all of the City of Lismore including Lismore, Lindendale, Nimbin, Dunoon and Clunes), much of inland Tweed Shire (including Murwillumbah, Tyalgum and Uki), all of Kyogle Council area (including Kyogle, Bonalbo, Tabulam and Woodenbong) and all of Tenterfield Shire(including Tenterfield, Drake, Jennings, Liston, Legume, Torrington and Urbenville). The Tenterfield Shire has only in recent times been made part of the seat, the boundaries were changed by the 2013 redistribution. 

Currently the area it is represented by Janelle Saffin of the NSW Labor Party. 

Though registration of candidates and groups doesn’t close until March 8, it is expected that Ms Saffin will run again for the Labor party. Adam Guise has been nominated by the Greens to be their candidate and Alex Rubin is the National's candidate.

Historically the seat of Lismore has been a Country Party/National Party stronghold – only being represented by two Labor MPs – Keith Compton, who was elected at a by-election in 1959 and re-elected in 1962, and Janelle Saffin, who was elected in 2019. Saffin is also the first woman to represent the division. 

For more information, visit https://elections.nsw.gov.au/District-profiles/Lismore.

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