Division of Lowe
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lowe (green) in New South Wales prior to abolition
|Area||39 km2 (15.1 sq mi)|
The Division of Lowe was a Federal Electoral Division for the Australian House of Representatives in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the inner western suburbs of Sydney, on the south shore of the Parramatta River. It included the suburbs of Drummoyne, Five Dock, Croydon, Croydon Park, Burwood, Enfield, Homebush, Strathfield, Concord, Rhodes, Canada Bay, Cabarita, Abbotsford and Mortlake.
The Division was named after the Rt Hon Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke. Lowe had been a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council, and former Home Secretary of the United Kingdom. The Division was created in 11 May 1949, for the 1949 federal election. It was first held by Sir William McMahon, who held the seat for over 32 years, until 1982. He was Prime Minister 1971-72.
Members[change | change source]
|(Sir) William McMahon||Liberal||1949–1982|
Election results[change | change source]
There was a by-election in Lowe in 1982 after Sir William McMahon resigned from the parliament.
References[change | change source]
- Psephos: Adam Carr's Election Archive
- The Poll Bludger
- ABC Elections
- Australian Electoral Commission
- "Division Profile". results.aec.gov.au. 2008. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- Grattan, Michelle (November 22, 2009). "Buckle up for an elections roller-coaster ride". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- Green, Anthony (2013). "Antony Green's Election Blog: Federal redistribution: Final Boundaries for New South Wales". blogs.abc.net.au. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "By=elections 1980-83". psephos.adam-carr.net. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- "Division of Lowe" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission Divisional Profiles. Retrieved 2007-06-29. (PDF, 184 kB)
| Division represented by the Prime Minister