Division of Braddon


Division of Braddon
Braddon
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Braddon 2010.png
Division of Braddon (Green) in Tasmania
Created: 1955
MP: Sid Sidebottom
Party: Labor
Namesake: Edward Braddon
Area: 20,826 km² (8,041 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Braddon is an Australian Electoral Division in Tasmania.

The division was created in 1955 to replace the abolished Division of Darwin, and is named for Sir Edward Braddon, a Premier of Tasmania and one of Tasmania's five original federal MPs. It is located in the north-western part of Tasmania, and includes the cities of Burnie, Devonport, and various towns including Ulverstone, Penguin and Wynyard.

Braddon has usually been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.

Members

Member Party Term
  Aubrey Luck Liberal 1955–1958
  Ron Davies Labor 1958–1975
  Ray Groom Liberal 1975–1984
  Chris Miles Liberal 1984–1998
  Sid Sidebottom Labor 1998–2004
  Mark Baker Liberal 2004–2007
  Sid Sidebottom Labor 2007–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,890 48.68 +4.48
Liberal Garry Carpenter 25,779 39.35 -3.59
Greens Scott Jordan 7,836 11.96 +3.83
Total formal votes 65,505 95.68 -1.14
Informal votes 2,961 4.32 +1.14
Turnout 68,466 95.66 -0.62
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Sid Sidebottom 37,650 57.48 +5.16
Liberal Garry Carpenter 27,855 42.52 -5.16
Labor hold Swing +5.16

References

Coordinates: 41°38′53″S 145°24′50″E / 41.648°S 145.414°E / -41.648; 145.414


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