Division of Lyne
The Division of Lyne is an Australian electoral division in the state of New South Wales. It was set up in 1949, and named for Sir William Lyne, Premier of New South Wales at the time of Federation and a minister in early Australian governments. Lyne was asked by the first Governor-General, Lord Hopetoun to form the first Federal Government. Lyne did not have the support of other politicians, and so Edmund Barton became the first Prime Minister of Australia.
Australian House of Representatives Division
|Namesake||Sir William Lyne|
|Area||11,991 km2 (4,629.8 sq mi)|
|Bruce Cowan||National Country||1980–1982|
|Rob Oakeshott||Independent||2008–2013 (resigned)|
Mark Vaile was the leader of the National Party, and Deputy Prime Minister. He retired in July 2008 which caused a by-election. Independent politician Rob Oakeshott won the seat, and after the 2010 election was one of the independents who supported a minority Labor government led by Julia Gillard. Oakeshott retired at the 2013 election.
- "NSW Division - Lyne, NSW". Virtual Tally Room, Election 2013. Australian Electoral Commission. 26 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "Profile of the electoral division of Lyne (NSW)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013.