Division of Reid
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Reid (green) in New South Wales
|Namesake||Sir George Reid|
|Area||66 km2 (25.5 sq mi)|
The Division of Reid is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. The division is named after the Right Honourable Sir George Reid, a former Premier of New South Wales and the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. The division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 federal election.
The division is located in the inner-western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Breakfast Point, Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Lidcombe, Mortlake, Newington, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park, Wareemba, and Wentworth Point; and includes parts of Auburn, Berala, Burwood, Croydon, and Strathfield.
Under initial proposals for the 2009 redistribution, the Australian Electoral Commission proposed that the division be abolished. However, in the final proposal the name "Reid" was retained for a division combining much of the now-abolished Division of Lowe, with part of the old Division of Reid.
Reid had been a reasonably safe Labor seat since its inception in spite of being located in a relatively affluent electorate. However, after the 2010 election it became far less safe for Labor. The seat was won for the first time by the Liberal Party in 2013.
Prominent members representing the division include Jack Lang, a former Premier of New South Wales; Tom Uren, a deputy leader of the Australian Labor Party and Laurie Ferguson, the son of Jack Ferguson who was a Deputy Premier of New South Wales, and the brother of Martin Ferguson, a former President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and a minister in the Rudd and Gillard governments.
|Joe Gander||Labor (NSW)||1931–1936|
|Jack Lang||Lang Labor||1946–1949|
|Australian federal election, 2013: Reid|
|Palmer United||Nadeem Ashraf||1,298||1.51||+1.51|
|Christian Democrats||Bill Shailer||1,219||1.42||−1.65|
|Aust. Independents||Raymond Palmer||1,215||1.42||+1.42|
|Democratic Labour||Emily Dunn||580||0.68||+0.68|
|Katter's Australian||Bishrul Izadeen||297||0.35||+0.35|
|Total formal votes||85,824||90.51||−0.69|
|Liberal gain from Labor||Swing||+3.53|
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