Division of Lyons

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Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of LYONS 2016.png
Division of Lyons in Tasmania, as of the 2016 federal election.
Created 1984
MP Brian Mitchell
Party Labor
Namesake Joseph Lyons and Enid Lyons
Electors 76,657 (2016)
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 (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, as well as the outer northern suburbs of Hobart. 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 2013–2016
  Brian Mitchell Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Lyons[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 28,697 41.88 −2.51
Labor Brian Mitchell 26,426 38.57 +1.75
Greens Hannah Rubenach-Quinn 6,418 9.37 +1.05
Recreational Fishers Shelley Shay 4,322 6.31 +6.31
Renewable Energy Duncan Livingston 1,578 2.30 +2.30
Christian Democrats Gene Mawer 1,074 1.57 +1.57
Total formal votes 68,515 95.57 +0.03
Informal votes 3,174 4.43 −0.03
Turnout 71,689 93.52 −1.01
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Mitchell 35,838 52.31 +3.53
Liberal Eric Hutchinson 32,677 47.69 −3.53
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +3.53


  1. ^ Lyons, TAS, Virtual Tally Room 2016, Australian Electoral Commission.

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