Australian House of Representatives Division
Location of Cooper (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
|Area||60 km2 (23.2 sq mi)|
The Division of Cooper is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It takes in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The division was contested for the first time at the 2019 federal election, with Ged Kearney of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) elected as its inaugural member of parliament. She had previously represented the Division of Batman since the 2018 by-election.
The Division of Cooper was created in 2018 after the Australian Electoral Commission oversaw a mandatory redistribution of divisions in Victoria. Cooper's geography mirrors almost entirely the Division of Batman, which it replaced in the redistribution. Unlike Batman, Cooper includes parts of Coburg North which had previously belonged in the neighbouring division of Wills, though it no longer features parts of Thomastown, Bundoora and Clifton Hill.
|Labor||18 May 2019 –
|Previously held the Division of Batman. Incumbent|
|Victorian Socialists||Kath Larkin||4,125||4.23||+4.23|
|Animal Justice||Nadine Richings||2,476||2.54||+0.87|
|United Australia||Brett Nangle||1,892||1.94||+1.94|
|Independent||Teresa van Lieshout||1,660||1.70||+1.70|
|Total formal votes||97,481||95.13||+2.77|
- "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided". Australian Electoral Commission. 20 June 2018.
- "2017-18 Federal Redistributions - Victoria". ABC Elections. 20 June 2018.
- Cooper, VIC, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.