Division of Reid

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Reid
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Reid 2010.png
Division of Reid (green) in New South Wales
Created1922
MPCraig Laundy
PartyLiberal
NamesakeSir George Reid
Electors103,731 (2013)[1]
Area66 km2 (25.5 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan
Sir George Reid

The Division of Reid is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It is named after the Right Honourable Sir George Reid, a former Premier of New South Wales and the fourth Prime Minister of Australia.[2] Ot was set up in 1922.

The division is in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney. It includes Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Lidcombe, Mortlake, Newington, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park, Wareemba, and Wentworth Point; and includes parts of Auburn, Berala, Burwood, Croydon, and Strathfield.

History[change | change source]

In 2009 the Australian Electoral Commission proposed that the division be abolished. The name "Reid" was kept for a division which included most of the old Division of Lowe, with part of the old Division of Reid.[3]

Members[change | change source]

Member Party Term
  Percy Coleman Labor 1922–1931
  Joe Gander Labor (NSW) 1931–1936
  Labor 1936–1940
  Charles Morgan Labor 1940–1946
  Jack Lang Lang Labor 1946–1949
  Charles Morgan Labor 1949–1958
  Tom Uren Labor 1958–1990
  Laurie Ferguson Labor 1990–2010
  John Murphy Labor 2010–2013
  Craig Laundy Liberal 2013–present

Members for the division have included Jack Lang, a former Premier of New South Wales; Tom Uren, a minister in Whitlam and Hawke governments; and Laurie Ferguson, the son of Jack Ferguson who was a Deputy Premier of New South Wales, and the brother of Martin Ferguson, a former President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and a minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments.[3]

Election results[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "NSW Division – Reid, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. "Profile of the electoral division of Reid (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Green, Antony (11 October 2013). "Electorates: Reid". Australia votes 2013. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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Coordinates: 33°51′11″S 151°05′02″E / 33.853°S 151.084°E / -33.853; 151.084