Division of Lyons
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lyons (green) in Tasmania
|Namesake||Joseph Lyons and Enid Lyons|
|Area||32,910 km2 (12,706.6 sq mi)|
The Division of Lyons is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. The division was created at the Federal redistribution of 12 September 1984 as a reconfigured version of the abolished Division of Wilmot. The name jointly honours Joseph Lyons, Prime Minister of Australia 1931-39, Member for Wilmot from 1929–39, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons, the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943 and subsequently the first female member of Cabinet (1949–51). Joseph Lyons had previously represented Wilmot at the state level from 1909 to 1929.
It is located in central Tasmania, stretching from the eastern to northern coast and includes such places as New Norfolk, Deloraine and St Marys. It has been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party.
|Australian federal election, 2013: Lyons|
|Palmer United||Quentin Von Stieglitz||4,697||7.03||+7.03|
|Family First||Gaye James||1,707||2.55||+2.55|
|Rise Up Australia||Julian Rogers||589||0.88||+0.88|
|Total formal votes||66,825||95.54||+0.34|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+13.51|