Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
Virtual Tally Room: the official election results
House of Representatives Updated: 9/09/2010 1:32:48 PM


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Division Profile
Division Name BRADDON
State Tasmania
Elected Member Sidebottom, P (ALP) 2007-
Name Derivation Named after Sir Edward Braddon 1829-1904, Premier of Tasmania 1894-99, and a Member of the House of Representatives 1901-04.
First Proclaimed / Election 1955 (This division was previously Darwin, which was proclaimed in 1903. Its name was changed in 1955.)
Area 20826 sq. kms
Demographic Rural
Pre-Election Seat Status Marginal
Seat Status Fairly Safe
Enrolment 71,576
Turnout 95.65%
Informal 4.32%
Location Braddon is a rural electorate covering approximately 20 826 sq km in the north west and west of Tasmania and includes King Island. The cities of Burnie and Devonport are major population centres in the Division of Braddon. Other towns include Currie, Latrobe, Penguin, Queenstown, Rosebery, Smithton, Somerset, Stanley, Strahan, Ulverstone, Waratah, Wynyard and Zeehan.
Products and Industry Forestry, fishing, aquaculture, kelp harvesting, dairying, beef cattle production, and vegetable, poppy and pyrethrum growing are major primary industries. Vegetable processing, cheese manufacture, sawmilling and woodchipping complement these activities. Mining and tourism are major industries in Braddon. A number of telecommunications call centres are located in the Division. Burnie and Devonport are major sea ports, with interstate airports located at Devonport and Wynyard. A daily passenger ferry service operates between Devonport and Port Melbourne.

Sidebottom, P (ALP) 2007-
Baker, M (LP) 2004-2007
Sidebottom, S (ALP) 1998-2004
Miles, C (LP) 1984-1998
Groom, R J (LP) 1975-1984
Davies, R (ALP) 1958-1975
Luck, A W G (LP) 1955-1958

Please Note: the division profile displayed above was at the time of the election. Please consult the AEC website for the most current division profile.



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