Division of Eden-Monaro

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Eden-Monaro
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Eden-Monaro 2010.png
Division of Eden-Monaro (green) within New South Wales
Created 1901
MP Peter Hendy
Party Liberal
Namesake Eden and Monaro
Electors 100,030 (2013)[1]
Area 29,499 km2 (11,389.6 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Eden-Monaro is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division was created in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions contested at the first federal election. It is named for the town of Eden and the Monaro district of southern New South Wales.

Its boundaries have changed very little throughout its history, and it includes the towns of Batemans Bay, Bega and Cooma and the city of Queanbeyan. Until 1943 it was held by the conservatives for all but three years, but since then it has been consistently marginal. From 1972 it has been held by the government of the day, and is thus regarded as a "bellwether seat".

The Member for Eden-Monaro, since the 2013 federal election, is Peter Hendy, a member of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  (Sir) Austin Chapman Protectionist 1901–1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 1909–1917
  Nationalist 1917–1926
  John Perkins Nationalist 1926–1929
  John Cusack Labor 1929–1931
  John Perkins United Australia 1931–1943
  Allan Fraser Labor 1943–1966
  Dugald Munro Liberal 1966–1969
  Allan Fraser Labor 1969–1972
  Bob Whan Labor 1972–1975
  Murray Sainsbury Liberal 1975–1983
  Jim Snow Labor 1983–1996
  Gary Nairn Liberal 1996–2007
  Mike Kelly Labor 2007–2013
  Peter Hendy Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Eden-Monaro[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Peter Hendy 40,431 45.27 +3.43
Labor Mike Kelly 34,638 38.78 −4.83
Greens Catherine Moore 6,725 7.53 −2.19
Palmer United Dean Lynch 4,655 5.21 +5.21
Independent Andrew Thaler 1,223 1.37 +1.37
Christian Democrats Warren Catton 861 0.96 +0.21
Stable Population Martin Tye 601 0.67 +0.67
CEC Costas Goumas 179 0.20 +0.20
Total formal votes 89,313 94.46 +0.71
Informal votes 5,240 5.54 −0.71
Turnout 94,553 94.52 +0.13
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Peter Hendy 45,199 50.61 +4.85
Labor Mike Kelly 44,114 49.39 −4.85
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +4.85

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eden-Monaro, NSW". Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°17′31″S 149°20′38″E / 36.292°S 149.344°E / -36.292; 149.344