Division of Lyons

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This article is about the federal electorate. For the state electorate, see Division of Lyons (state).
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lyons 2010.png
Division of Lyons (green) in Tasmania
Created 1984
MP Eric Hutchinson
Party Liberal
Namesake Joseph Lyons and Enid Lyons
Electors 73,909 (2013)
Area 32,910 km2 (12,706.6 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

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.


Member Party Term
  Max Burr Liberal 1984–1993
  Dick Adams Labor 1993–2013
  Eric Hutchinson Liberal 2013–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Lyons
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 29,662 44.39 +11.70
Labor Dick Adams 24,607 36.82 −12.09
Greens Pip Brinklow 5,563 8.32 −8.43
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
Informal votes 3,119 4.46 −0.34
Turnout 69,944 94.64 −0.14
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 34,228 51.22 +13.51
Labor Dick Adams 32,597 48.78 −13.51
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +13.51


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Coordinates: 42°04′55″S 147°04′23″E / 42.082°S 147.073°E / -42.082; 147.073