Division of Mitchell

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Mitchell
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Mitchell 2010.png
Division of Mitchell (green) in New South Wales
Created 1949
MP Alex Hawke
Party Liberal
Namesake Sir Thomas Mitchell
Electors 97,663 (2013)[1]
Area 101 km2 (39.0 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan
Sir Thomas Mitchell

The Division of Mitchell is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is named after Major Thomas Mitchell, surveyor and explorer who was the first European to explore large areas of New South Wales and Victoria.[2] It was set up in 1949.

The division covers the north-west suburbs of Sydney. It includes Baulkham Hills, Beaumont Hills, Bella Vista, Box Hill, Kellyville, Nelson and Winston Hills. It also includes parts of Castle Hill, North Rocks, Northmead, Maraylya, Rouse Hill and West Pennant Hills.[2]

After the 2013 federal election, Mitchell became the safest Liberal seat in metropolitan Australia. The ALP would need a 22% swing to win it.[3]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Roy Wheeler Liberal 1949–1961
  John Armitage Labor 1961–1963
  Les Irwin Liberal 1963–1972
  Alfred Ashley-Brown Labor 1972–1974
  Alan Cadman Liberal 1974–2007
  Alex Hawke Liberal 2007–present

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division - Mitchell, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Mitchell (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. "House of Representatives - Two party preferred by division". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 33°42′36″S 150°57′36″E / 33.710°S 150.960°E / -33.710; 150.960