Division of Cowper
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir Charles Cowper|
|Area||7,296 km2 (2,817.0 sq mi)|
Except for one brief break, the seat has been held by the National Party (previously known as the Country Party) and its predecessors since 1919. Its most prominent member has been Sir Earle Page, former leader of the Country Party and interim Prime Minister of Australia in 1939. He represented Cowper from 1919 to 1961, longer than any other MP who represented one seat for his entire career. It has usually been a fairly safe National Party seat, and became more so when its more urbanised area (including Page's hometown of Grafton) was shifted to the newly created Division of Page in 1984.
In February 2016, New South Wales federal electoral districts were redistributed. The northern parts of Cowper, from Sapphire Beach to Red Rock were shifted to the division of Page. Since the 2019 election, the member for Cowper has been Pat Conaghan, representing the National Party of Australia.
|United Australia||Alexander Stewart||3,188||3.02||+3.02|
|Christian Democrats||Ruth Meads||2,383||2.26||−1.16|
|Animal Justice||Kellie Pearce||2,176||2.06||+2.06|
|Total formal votes||105,528||92.22||−2.63|