Division of Lyons


Division of Lyons
Lyons
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lyons 2010.png
Division of Lyons (green) in Tasmania
Created: 1984
MP: Dick Adams
Party: Labor
Namesake: Joseph Lyons and Enid Lyons
Area: 32,910 km² (12,707 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Lyons is an Australian Electoral Division in Tasmania. The division was created in 1984 to replace the abolished Division of Wilmot and is named for Joseph Lyons, Prime Minister of Australia 1931-39, Member for Wilmot from 1929-39, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943 and subsequently the first female member of Cabinet (1949-51).

It is located in central Tasmania, stretching from the eastern to western coasts and includes such places as New Norfolk, Deloraine and St Marys. It has been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.

Members

Member Party Term
  Max Burr Liberal 1984–1993
  Dick Adams Labor 1993–present

Election results

Australian federal election, 2010: Lyons
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Dick Adams 32,164 48.91 +5.42
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 21,493 32.69 -0.79
Greens Karen Cassidy 11,013 16.75 +5.79
Secular Lucas Noyes 1,085 1.65 +1.65
Total formal votes 65,755 95.20 -1.74
Informal votes 3,316 4.80 +1.74
Turnout 69,071 94.79 -0.05
Two-candidate preferred result
Labor Dick Adams 40,959 62.29 +3.95
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 24,796 37.71 -3.95
Labor hold Swing +3.95

References

Coordinates: 42°04′55″S 147°04′23″E / 42.082°S 147.073°E / -42.082; 147.073


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