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Bathurst - 1981 (Roll: 34,487)
Retained by Labor Party
Candidate Party Votes % Final %
Osborne, Clive Geoffrey (Defeated) National Country Party 15,834 49.95
Clough, Ralph James (Re-elected) Labor Party 15,865 50.05
Formal Votes 31,699
Informal Votes 630 1.95
Total Votes / Turnout 32,329 93.74
Notes: Osborne was the sitting NCP MP for Bathurst, but the redistribution had moved the solid Labor voting town of Lithgow from Blue Mountains to Bathurst, making Bathurst a notional labor seat. The Labor MP for Blue Mountains Mick Clough moved seat to contest Bathurst.