Electoral results for the Division of Braddon

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This is a list of electoral results for the Division of Braddon in Australian federal elections from the division's creation in 1955 until the present.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Aubrey Luck Liberal 1955–1958
  Ron Davies Labor 1958–1975
  Ray Groom Liberal 1975–1984
  Chris Miles Liberal 1984–1998
  Sid Sidebottom Labor 1998–2004
  Mark Baker Liberal 2004–2007
  Sid Sidebottom Labor 2007–2013
  Brett Whiteley Liberal 2013–2016
  Justine Keay Labor 2016–present

Election results[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2016: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Brett Whiteley 26,841 41.50 −5.36
Labor Justine Keay 25,898 40.05 +2.46
Greens Scott Jordan 4,358 6.74 +1.57
Recreational Fishers Glen Saltmarsh 3,701 5.72 +5.72
Liberal Democrats Joshua Boag 1,380 2.13 +2.13
Renewable Energy Clinton Rice 1,343 2.08 +2.08
Christian Democrats Graham Hodge 1,151 1.78 +1.78
Total formal votes 64,672 94.77 −1.68
Informal votes 3,568 5.23 +1.68
Turnout 68,240 94.10 −1.25
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Justine Keay 33,759 52.20 +4.76
Liberal Brett Whiteley 30,913 47.80 −4.76
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +4.76
Australian federal election, 2013: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Brett Whiteley 30,904 46.86 +7.51
Labor Sid Sidebottom 24,791 37.59 −11.09
Palmer United Kevin Morgan 6,125 9.29 +9.29
Greens Melissa Houghton 3,410 5.17 −6.79
Rise Up Australia Bernard Shaw 726 1.10 +1.10
Total formal votes 65,956 96.45 +0.77
Informal votes 2,428 3.55 −0.77
Turnout 68,384 95.41 −0.24
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Brett Whiteley 34,668 52.56 +10.04
Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,288 47.44 −10.04
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +10.04
Australian federal election, 2010: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,890 48.68 +4.48
Liberal Garry Carpenter 25,779 39.35 −3.59
Greens Scott Jordan 7,836 11.96 +3.83
Total formal votes 65,505 95.68 −1.14
Informal votes 2,961 4.32 +1.14
Turnout 68,466 95.66 −0.62
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sid Sidebottom 37,650 57.48 +5.16
Liberal Garry Carpenter 27,855 42.52 −5.16
Labor hold Swing +5.16

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

Australian federal election, 2007: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mark Baker 29,152 44.00 −3.36
Labor Sid Sidebottom 28,948 43.69 +0.64
Greens Paul O'Halloran 5,392 8.14 +2.53
Family First Wayne de Bomford 2,135 3.22 −0.76
Liberty & Democracy Peter Cunningham 321 0.48 +0.48
CEC Stephen Dick 313 0.47 +0.47
Total formal votes 66,261 96.91 +0.52
Informal votes 2,116 3.09 −0.52
Turnout 68,377 96.28 +0.24
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sid Sidebottom 34,085 51.44 +2.57
Liberal Mark Baker 32,176 48.56 −2.57
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +2.57
Australian federal election, 2004: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Mark Baker 30,681 47.36 +8.19
Labor Sid Sidebottom 27,893 43.05 −5.35
Greens Michelle Foale 3,632 5.61 +0.13
Family First Wayne de Bomford 2,581 3.98 +3.98
Total formal votes 64,787 96.39 −0.28
Informal votes 2,426 3.61 +0.28
Turnout 67,213 96.04 −0.41
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Mark Baker 33,127 51.13 +7.09
Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,660 48.87 −7.09
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +7.09
Australian federal election, 2001: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sid Sidebottom 30,572 48.40 +2.51
Liberal Alan Pattison 24,743 39.17 −1.24
Greens Clare Thompson 3,461 5.48 +0.72
One Nation Steve Pickford 2,615 4.14 −0.03
Democrats Craig Cooper 1,773 2.81 +0.09
Total formal votes 63,164 96.67 +0.26
Informal votes 2,178 3.33 −0.26
Turnout 65,342 97.26
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sid Sidebottom 35,345 55.96 +1.68
Liberal Alan Pattison 27,819 44.04 −1.68
Labor hold Swing +1.68

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1998: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Sid Sidebottom 26,643 45.85 +7.54
Liberal Chris Miles 23,480 40.41 −11.73
Greens Clare Thompson 2,794 4.81 −0.83
One Nation John Thomson 2,446 4.21 +4.21
Democrats Peter Morgan 1,601 2.76 −1.15
Tasmania First Gavin Thompson 1,143 1.97 +1.97
Total formal votes 58,107 96.43 −0.99
Informal votes 2,153 3.57 +0.99
Turnout 60,260 96.54 −0.27
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Sid Sidebottom 31,567 54.33 +10.02
Liberal Chris Miles 26,540 45.67 −10.02
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +10.02
Australian federal election, 1996: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Miles 31,201 52.14 +2.76
Labor Sid Sidebottom 22,928 38.31 −3.62
Greens Clare Thompson 3,375 5.64 +1.63
Democrats Chris Ivory 2,337 3.91 +1.13
Total formal votes 59,841 97.42 +0.16
Informal votes 1,586 2.58 −0.16
Turnout 61,427 96.81 +0.19
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Chris Miles 33,279 55.70 +2.85
Labor Sid Sidebottom 26,473 44.30 −2.85
Liberal hold Swing +2.85
Australian federal election, 1993: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Miles 29,863 49.38 −5.91
Labor Mike Gard 25,365 41.94 +6.40
Greens John Coombes 2,426 4.01 +4.01
Democrats Jim Reilly 1,676 2.77 −3.89
Independent Royce Lohrey 1,151 1.90 +1.90
Total formal votes 60,481 97.26 +0.77
Informal votes 1,705 2.74 −0.77
Turnout 62,186 96.63
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Chris Miles 31,952 52.85 −5.41
Labor Mike Gard 28,509 47.15 +5.41
Liberal hold Swing −5.41
Australian federal election, 1990: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Miles 31,860 55.5 −2.4
Labor Terry Hynes 20,325 35.4 −6.7
Democrats James Reilly 3,808 6.6 +6.6
Independent Tom Egglestone 1,458 2.5 +2.5
Total formal votes 57,451 96.5
Informal votes 2,079 3.5
Turnout 59,530 96.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Chris Miles 33,553 58.4 +0.5
Labor Terry Hynes 23,879 41.6 −0.5
Liberal hold Swing +0.5

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1987: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Miles 32,108 57.9 +5.2
Labor David Currie 23,307 42.1 −1.3
Total formal votes 55,415 96.2
Informal votes 2,173 3.8
Turnout 57,588 96.3
Liberal hold Swing +3.3
Australian federal election, 1984: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Chris Miles 27,296 52.7 −8.0
Labor Greg Peart 22,500 43.4 +7.5
Democrats Gavin Bugg 2,047 3.9 +0.5
Total formal votes 51,843 94.1
Informal votes 3,248 5.9
Turnout 55,091 95.4
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Chris Miles 28,297 54.6 −7.5
Labor Greg Peart 23,541 45.4 +7.5
Liberal hold Swing −7.5
Australian federal election, 1983: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ray Groom 31,143 61.2 +6.1
Labor Lance Fee 18,016 35.4 −9.5
Democrats Greg Sargent 1,731 3.4 +3.4
Total formal votes 50,890 97.9
Informal votes 1,110 2.1
Turnout 52,000 95.9
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ray Groom 62.6 +7.5
Labor Lance Fee 37.4 −7.5
Liberal hold Swing +7.5
Australian federal election, 1980: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ray Groom 27,307 55.1 −3.1
Labor Lance Fee 22,275 44.9 +3.1
Total formal votes 49,582 97.1
Informal votes 1,496 2.9
Turnout 51,078 94.8
Liberal hold Swing −3.1

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1977: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ray Groom 27,384 58.2 +5.3
Labor Duncan Colquhoun-Kerr 19,656 41.8 −3.6
Total formal votes 47,040 96.8
Informal votes 1,535 3.2
Turnout 48,575 96.3
Liberal hold Swing +4.4
Australian federal election, 1975: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ray Groom 27,131 52.9 +8.6
Labor Ron Davies 23,270 45.4 −7.9
Workers Lance Buckingham 552 1.1 +1.1
National Country Barry Whiley 328 0.6 +0.6
Total formal votes 51,281 98.4
Informal votes 846 1.6
Turnout 52,127 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal Ray Groom 53.8 +8.6
Labor Ron Davies 46.2 −8.6
Liberal gain from Labor Swing +8.6
Australian federal election, 1974: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 26,075 53.3 −8.9
Liberal Ray Groom 21,678 44.3 +9.9
Independent John Chapman-Mortimer 767 1.6 +1.6
Australia Walter Roach 423 0.9 +0.9
Total formal votes 48,943 98.2
Informal votes 888 1.8
Turnout 49,831 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 54.8 −8.1
Liberal Ray Groom 45.2 +8.1
Labor hold Swing −8.1
Australian federal election, 1972: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 27,502 62.2 −0.5
Liberal William Luck 15,210 34.4 +1.8
Democratic Labor Dudley McNamara 1,506 3.4 −1.3
Total formal votes 44,218 98.5
Informal votes 676 1.5
Turnout 44,894 96.6
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 62.9 −0.7
Liberal William Luck 37.1 +0.7
Labor hold Swing −0.7

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1969: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 26,224 62.7 +7.9
Liberal Peter Rothwell 13,637 32.6 −7.4
Democratic Labor Dudley McNamara 1,955 4.7 −0.4
Total formal votes 41,816 98.7
Informal votes 562 1.3
Turnout 42,378 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 63.6 +7.2
Liberal Peter Rothwell 36.4 −7.2
Labor hold Swing +7.2
Australian federal election, 1966: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 21,040 55.9 −1.7
Liberal Paul Fenton 14,637 38.9 +1.6
Democratic Labor John Chapman-Mortimer 1,934 5.1 +0.0
Total formal votes 37,611 98.8
Informal votes 461 1.2
Turnout 38,072 95.8
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 57.7 −0.9
Liberal Paul Fenton 42.3 +0.9
Labor hold Swing −0.9
Australian federal election, 1963: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 20,843 57.6 −3.3
Liberal Paul Fenton 13,488 37.3 +4.3
Democratic Labor Frances Lane 1,853 5.1 −0.9
Total formal votes 36,184 99.0
Informal votes 351 1.0
Turnout 36,535 96.4
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 58.6 −3.5
Liberal Paul Fenton 41.4 +3.5
Labor hold Swing −3.5
Australian federal election, 1961: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 21,093 60.9 +14.1
Liberal William Young 11,433 33.0 −11.6
Democratic Labor Frances Lane 2,094 6.0 −2.6
Total formal votes 34,620 97.4
Informal votes 911 2.6
Turnout 35,531 96.5
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 62.1 +11.7
Liberal William Young 37.9 −11.7
Labor hold Swing +11.7

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

Australian federal election, 1958: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Ron Davies 15,243 46.8 +5.7
Liberal Aubrey Luck 14,525 44.6 −14.3
Democratic Labor Frances Lane 2,786 8.6 +8.6
Total formal votes 32,554 96.1
Informal votes 1,334 3.9
Turnout 33,888 96.0
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ron Davies 16,420 50.4 +9.3
Liberal Aubrey Luck 16,134 49.6 −9.3
Labor gain from Liberal Swing +9.3
Australian federal election, 1955: Braddon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Aubrey Luck 18,590 58.9 +8.4
Labor Reg Murray 12,990 41.1 −8.4
Total formal votes 31,580 96.1
Informal votes 1,279 3.9
Turnout 32,859 96.1
Liberal hold Swing +8.4

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