Division of Braddon

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Braddon is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1955 and is named for Sir Edward Braddon, a Premier of Tasmania and one of Tasmania's five original federal MPs.[1] It covers an area of 20,826 km² in the north-western part of Tasmania.[1] It includes the cities of Burnie and Devonport, and various towns including Ulverstone, Penguin and Wynyard.[1]

Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Braddon (Green) in Tasmania
MPBrett Whiteley
NamesakeSir Edward Braddon
Electors71,576 (2010)
Area20,826 km2 (8,041.0 sq mi)


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–present

Election resultsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Profile of the electoral division of Braddon (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 41°38′53″S 145°24′50″E / 41.648°S 145.414°E / -41.648; 145.414