Division of Cowan

Australian federal electoral division

The Division of Cowan is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. It was created in 1984 and is named for Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament.[1] It covers the northern suburbs of Perth, including Girrawheen, Greenwood, Kingsley, Landsdale, Woodvale and Marangaroo.[1]

Cowan
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of COWAN 2016.png
Division of Cowan, Western Australia, 2016.
Created1984
MPAnne Aly
PartyLabor
NamesakeEdith Cowan
Electors98,668 (2019)
Area180 km2 (69.5 sq mi)
DemographicOuter Metropolitan

MembersEdit

Image Member Party Term Notes
    Carolyn Jakobsen
(1947–)
Labor 1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984 –
1993 Australian federal election, 13 March 1993
Lost seat
    Richard Evans
(1953–)
Liberal 1993 Australian federal election, 13 March 1993 –
1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998
Lost seat
    Graham Edwards
(1946–)
Labor 1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998 –
2007 Australian federal election, 17 October 2007
Previously a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council. Retired. Last veteran of the Vietnam War to serve in the House of Representatives
    Luke Simpkins
(1964–)
Liberal 2007 Australian federal election, 24 November 2007 –
2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016
Lost seat
    Anne Aly
(1967–)
Labor 2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016 –
present
Incumbent

Graham Edwards had been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, and a minister in the Lawrence Government.

Election resultsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Cowan (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2013.

Other websitesEdit

Coordinates: 31°46′55″S 115°50′46″E / 31.782°S 115.846°E / -31.782; 115.846