Division of Braddon (state)

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Braddon
TasmaniaHouse of Assembly
State Tasmania
Created1955
MP Shane Broad (Labor)
Anita Dow (Labor)
Roger Jaensch (Liberal)
Jeremy Rockliff (Liberal)
Joan Rylah (Liberal)
Party Labor (2), Liberal (3)
Namesake Sir Edward Braddon
Electors 73,601 (2018)
Area20,826 km2 (8,041.0 sq mi)
DemographicMixed
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Division of Braddon

The electoral division of Braddon (named Darwin until 1955) is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, it includes north-west and western Tasmania as well as King Island. Braddon takes its name from the former Premier of Tasmania, Sir Edward Braddon. The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Braddon.

Contents

Braddon and the other House of Assembly electoral divisions are each represented by five members elected under the Hare-Clark electoral system.

History and electoral profile

Prior to 1955, the electorate was known as Darwin. The electoral constituency includes; King Island, the North-west towns of Devonport, Burnie, Wynyard, Ulverstone, Penguin, and Smithton, as well as the West Coast towns of Strahan, Zeehan and Queenstown. [1]

Members for Braddon and Darwin

YearMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberPartyMemberParty
1909   James Belton Labor   Herbert Payne Anti-Socialist   James Ogden Labor   James Long Labor   Joshua Whitsitt Anti-Socialist   Benjamin Watkins Labor
1910  James Hurst Labor
1912   Liberal   George Pullen Liberal   Liberal
1916   Edward Hobbs Liberal
1917  Nationalist   Nationalist   Independent   Percy Pollard Nationalist
1919   James Hurst Labor
1920  Percy Pollard Nationalist
1921  Country   Country
1922   Frank Marriott Nationalist   Richard Franks Country
1922  Philip Kelly Labor
1925  Liberal
1925   Henry McFie Nationalist
1926  Henry Lane Labor
1928   Nationalist   Fergus Medwin Labor
1931  Independent
1931   Thomas Butler Nationalist   Thomas d'Alton Labor
1934   Frank Edwards Nationalist   Jack Chamberlain Nationalist   Joseph McGrath Labor
1937   Henry Lane Labor
1940  John Wright Nationalist
1941   James Bugg Labor   Henry McFie Nationalist
1944  Michael Smith Labor
1946   Eric Reece Labor   Liberal   Carrol Bramich Labor   Liberal   Charley Aylett Labor   John Fidler Liberal
1948  Independent
1948   Kevin Lyons Liberal
1951  Jack Breheny Liberal
1956   Liberal   Sydney Ward Labor
1959   Lloyd Costello Labor   Joseph Britton Labor
1964   Geoff Chisholm Labor   Wilfred Barker Liberal
1969   Centre
1972   Glen Davies Labor   Ray Bonney Liberal
1975  Joseph Britton Labor   John Coughlan Labor
1976   Michael Field Labor   Ron Cornish Liberal   Roger Groom Liberal
1979   Michael Weldon Labor
1982   Vince Smith Liberal
1986   Tony Rundle Liberal   Michael Weldon Labor   Bill Bonde Liberal   Greg Peart Labor
1989   Di Hollister Greens
1992   Carole Cains Liberal
1996   Brenton Best Labor
1997  Mike Gard Labor   Carole Cains Liberal
1998   Bryan Green Labor   Steve Kons Labor
2002   Jeremy Rockliff Liberal   Brett Whiteley Liberal
2010   Adam Brooks Liberal   Paul O'Halloran Greens
2014   Joan Rylah Liberal   Roger Jaensch Liberal
2017  Shane Broad Labor
2018   Anita Dow Labor
2019  Joan Rylah Liberal

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References

  1. Braddon Archived 2010-02-14 at the Wayback Machine , Tasmanian Electoral Commission

Coordinates: 41°38′53″S145°24′50″E / 41.648°S 145.414°E / -41.648; 145.414