Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir Edward Braddon|
|Electors||73,756  (2018)|
|Area||20,826 km2 (8,041.0 sq mi)|
Braddon is a rural electorate covering approximately 20,826 square kilometres (8,041 sq mi) in the north-west and west of Tasmania, including King Island. The cities of Burnie and Devonport are major population centres in the division. Other towns include Currie, Latrobe, Penguin, Queenstown, Rosebery, Smithton, Somerset, Stanley, Strahan, Ulverstone, Waratah, Wynyard and Zeehan.
The division was created at the Tasmanian redistribution on August 30, 1955, essentially as a reconfigured version of the Division of Darwin. It is named for Sir Edward Braddon, a Premier of Tasmania and one of Tasmania's five original federal members of parliament.
Following the election of the Whitlam government and the period following the Franklin Dam controversy, Braddon became a relatively safe seat for the Liberal Party. In more recent years, the division has usually been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party. Its most prominent member was Ray Groom. Groom was later to represent Denison in the Tasmanian Parliament 1986–2001 and served as Tasmanian Premier 1992–96.
|Liberal||10 December 1955 –
22 November 1958
|Previously held the Division of Darwin. Lost seat|
|Labor||22 November 1958 –
13 December 1975
|Liberal||13 December 1975 –
26 October 1984
|Served as minister under Fraser. Retired. Later elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Denison in 1986|
|Liberal||1 December 1984 –
3 October 1998
|Labor||3 October 1998 –
9 October 2004
|Liberal||9 October 2004 –
24 November 2007
|Labor||24 November 2007 –
7 September 2013
|Liberal||7 September 2013 –
2 July 2016
|Labor||2 July 2016 –
|Shooters, Fishers and Farmers||Brett Neal||2,984||4.75||+4.75|
|Liberal Democrats||Joshua Boag||828||1.32||−0.81|
|People's Party||Bruno Strangio||421||0.67||0.67|
|Total formal votes||62,780||94.29||−0.48|
|Recreational Fishers||Glen Saltmarsh||3,701||5.72||+5.72|
|Liberal Democrats||Joshua Boag||1,380||2.13||+2.13|
|Renewable Energy||Clinton Rice||1,343||2.08||+2.08|
|Christian Democrats||Graham Hodge||1,151||1.78||+1.78|
|Total formal votes||64,672||94.77||−1.68|
|Labor gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.76|
- 2018 by-election enrolment figures: Twitter AEC
- "Profile of the electoral division of Braddon (Tas)". Current federal electoral divisions. Australian Electoral Commission. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- Green, Antony (11 October 2013). "Federal election 2013: Braddon results". Australia Votes. Australia: ABC. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
- 2018 Braddon by-election results: AEC
- 2018 Braddon by-election results: ABC
- Braddon, TAS, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.