The official results of the May 18 federal election have been released by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Pat Conaghan was a clear winner for Cowper after the electorate cast its vote in May. And now, the number of votes for each of the eight candidates for the seat of Cowper can be revealed.
The two candidate preferred results for Cowper were Pat Conaghan with a total of 59,932 votes followed by Rob Oakeshott with 45,596 votes.
There was a swing of 2.23 per cent of voters in Cowper in favour of The Nationals compared to the previous federal election.
Votes for first preference in the first count for all candidates were:
- Pat Conaghan (The Nationals) - 49,668
- Rob Oakeshott (Independent) - 25,847
- Andrew Woodward (Labor) - 14,551
- Lauren Edwards (The Greens) - 6264
- Alexander Stewart (United Australia Party) - 3188
- Ruth Meads (Christian Democratic Party) - 2383
- Kellie Pearce (Animal Justice Party) - 2176
- Allen Green (Independent) - 1451
In the final two party preferred count Mr Oakeshott received 43.21 per cent of the final vote while Mr Conaghan remained the preferred candidate with 56.79 per cent of the vote for The Nationals.
The seat of Cowper is home to 124,507 eligible voters, with 91.90 per cent lodging a vote in the election.
The full distribution of preferences can be found at the Australian Electoral Commission website.