Division of Canberra

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Canberra
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Canberra 2010.png
Division of Canberra (green) in ACT
Created 1974
MP Gai Brodtmann
Party Labor
Namesake Canberra
Electors 127,422 (2013)
Area 1,921 km2 (741.7 sq mi)
Demographic Inner Metropolitan

The Division of Canberra is an Australian electoral division in the Australian Capital Territory. The division was created in redistibution of 19 April 1974 of the former Division of Australian Capital Territory. It is named for the city of Canberra, Australia's national capital, and includes the districts of Tuggeranong, Weston Creek and Woden Valley, along with the rest of the ACT south of the Molonglo River and Lake Burley Griffin. For most of its history it has been a fairly safe seat for the Australian Labor Party, but it has been won by the Liberal Party three times, most recently at a 1995 by-election.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Kep Enderby Labor 1974–1975
  John Haslem Liberal 1975–1980
  Ros Kelly Labor 1980–1995
  Brendan Smyth Liberal 1995–1996
  Bob McMullan Labor 1996–1998
  Annette Ellis Labor 1998–2010
  Gai Brodtmann Labor 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Canberra[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Gai Brodtmann 47,613 41.06 −3.17
Liberal Tom Sefton 43,919 37.87 +0.66
Greens Julie Melrose 14,691 12.67 −5.89
Bullet Train Damien Maher 4,756 4.10 +4.10
Palmer United Tony Hanley 3,725 3.21 +3.21
Secular Nicolle Burt 1,264 1.09 +1.09
Total formal votes 115,968 96.06 +0.94
Informal votes 4,758 3.94 −0.94
Turnout 120,726 94.75 −0.11
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Gai Brodtmann 66,074 56.98 −2.17
Liberal Tom Sefton 49,894 43.02 +2.17
Labor hold Swing −2.17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Division of Canberra, ACT, Election 2013, Australian Electoral Commission, 28 November 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°20′56″S 149°05′20″E / 35.349°S 149.089°E / -35.349; 149.089