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The Division of Lyons is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania.

Lyons
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Lyons 2019.png
Division of Lyons in Tasmania, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created1984
MPBrian Mitchell
PartyLabor
NamesakeJoseph Lyons and Dame Enid Lyons
Electors79,625 (2019)
Area35,721 km2 (13,792.0 sq mi)
DemographicRural

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HistoryEdit

 
Joseph and Dame Enid Lyons, the division's namesakes

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 1932–39, 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 has been a marginal seat, changing hands between the Australian Labor Party and the Liberal Party. 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.

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Max Burr
(1939–)
Liberal 1 December 1984
8 February 1993
Previously held the Division of Wilmot. Retired
    Dick Adams
(1951–)
Labor 13 March 1993
7 September 2013
Previously held the Tasmanian House of Assembly seat of Franklin. Lost seat
    Eric Hutchinson
(1965–)
Liberal 7 September 2013
2 July 2016
Lost seat
    Brian Mitchell
(1967–)
Labor 2 July 2016
present
Incumbent

Election resultsEdit

2019 Australian federal election: Lyons[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labor Brian Mitchell 26,091 36.46 −3.93
Liberal Jessica Whelan 17,301 24.18 −16.44
National Deanna Hutchinson 11,222 15.68 +15.68
Greens Gary Whisson 6,765 9.45 +0.26
One Nation Tennille Murtagh 5,820 8.13 +8.13
United Australia Michael Warne 4,365 6.10 +6.10
Total formal votes 71,564 95.43 −0.14
Informal votes 3,427 4.57 +0.14
Turnout 74,991 94.18 +0.76
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Brian Mitchell 39,491 55.18 +1.35
Liberal Jessica Whelan 32,073 44.82 −1.35
Labor hold Swing +1.35

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lyons, TAS, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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