Division of Fraser


Division of Fraser
Fraser
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Fraser 2010.png
Fraser, shown within ACT
(Jervis Bay Territory not shown)
Created: 1974
MP: Andrew Leigh
Party: Labor
Namesake: James Fraser
Area: 513 km² (198 sq mi)
Demographic: Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Fraser is an Australian Electoral Division in the Australian Capital Territory. It also covers the Jervis Bay Territory. The division was created in 1974 and is named for James Fraser, who was member for Australian Capital Territory 1951-70. It encompasses the northern suburbs of Canberra, including the districts of Belconnen, Gungahlin, North Canberra and also Jervis Bay Territory. It also includes the land in the ACT north of the Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin. It has always been a safe seat for the Australian Labor Party.

Members

Member Party Term
  Ken Fry Labor 1974–1984
  John Langmore Labor 1984–1996
  Steve Dargavel Labor 1997–1998
  Bob McMullan Labor 1998–2010
  Andrew Leigh Labor 2010–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Fraser
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Andrew Leigh 51,092 45.81 -5.29
Liberal James Milligan 36,148 32.41 +1.18
Greens Indra Esguerra 22,126 19.84 +6.46
Secular Quintin Hedges-Phillips 2,175 1.95 +1.95
Total formal votes 111,541 95.57 -2.07
Informal votes 5,171 4.43 +2.07
Turnout 116,712 94.55 -1.12
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Andrew Leigh 71,613 64.20 -0.87
Liberal James Milligan 39,928 35.80 +0.87
Labor hold Swing -0.87

References

Coordinates: 35°14′10″S 149°06′40″E / 35.236°S 149.111°E / -35.236; 149.111


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