Division of Braddon (state)
The electoral division of Braddon (named Darwin until 1955) is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, it includes north-west and western Tasmania as well as King Island. Braddon takes its name from the former Premier of Tasmania, Sir Edward Braddon. The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Braddon.
Tasmania—House of Assembly
Map showing the Division of Braddon, as of the 2018 Tasmanian state election.
|MP||Shane Broad (Labor)|
Anita Dow (Labor)
Roger Jaensch (Liberal)
Jeremy Rockliff (Liberal)
Joan Rylah (Liberal)
|Party||Labor (2), Liberal (3)|
|Namesake||Sir Edward Braddon|
|Area||20,826 km2 (8,041.0 sq mi)|
Braddon and the other House of Assembly electoral divisions are each represented by five members elected under the Hare-Clark electoral system.
History and electoral profileEdit
Prior to 1955, the electorate was known as Darwin. The electoral constituency includes; King Island, the North-west towns of Devonport, Burnie, Wynyard, Ulverstone, Penguin, and Smithton, as well as the West Coast towns of Strahan, Zeehan and Queenstown.