Division of Braddon

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Braddon
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Braddon (Green) in Tasmania
Created 1955
MP Brett Whiteley
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir Edward Braddon
Electors 71,576 (2010)
Area 20,826 km2 (8,041.0 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Braddon is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1955 and is named for Sir Edward Braddon, a Premier of Tasmania and one of Tasmania's five original federal MPs.[1] It covers an area of 20,826 km² in the north-western part of Tasmania.[1] It includes the cities of Burnie and Devonport, and various towns including Ulverstone, Penguin and Wynyard.[1]

Members[change | change source]

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 2007–2013
  Brett Whiteley Liberal 2013–present

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Braddon (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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