- Division of Braddon
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Braddon (Green) in Tasmania
Created: 1955 MP: Sid Sidebottom Party: Labor Namesake: Edward Braddon Area: 20,826 km² (8,041 sq mi) Demographic: Rural
The division was created in 1955 to replace the abolished Division of Darwin, and is named for Sir Edward Braddon, a Premier of Tasmania and one of Tasmania's five original federal MPs. It is located in the north-western part of Tasmania, and includes the cities of Burnie, Devonport, and various towns including Ulverstone, Penguin and Wynyard.
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–present
Australian federal election, 2010: Braddon Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,890 48.68 +4.48 Liberal Garry Carpenter 25,779 39.35 -3.59 Greens Scott Jordan 7,836 11.96 +3.83 Total formal votes 65,505 95.68 -1.14 Informal votes 2,961 4.32 +1.14 Turnout 68,466 95.66 -0.62 Two-candidate preferred result Labor Sid Sidebottom 37,650 57.48 +5.16 Liberal Garry Carpenter 27,855 42.52 -5.16 Labor hold Swing +5.16
- Division Braddon, Australian Electoral Commission
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