Origin of name
The Division of Braddon takes its name from Sir Edward Braddon (1829-1904), Premier of Tasmania (1894-99) and a Member of the House of Representatives (1901-04).
Prior to 1955, Braddon was known as Darwin.
Braddon encompasses the West and North-West Coasts of Tasmania, along with King Island. The cities of Burnie and Devonport are in the division. Other major towns include Currie, Latrobe, Penguin, Rosebery, Queenstown, Smithton, Stanley, Strahan, Ulverstone, Waratah, Wynyard and Zeehan.
20,826 sq km
Number of electors on the Tasmanian Electoral Roll
72,016 (as at 19 February 2010)
The Division of Braddon is both a state House of Assembly and a federal House of Representatives electorate.
Current Member in the House of Representatives
Sid Sidebottom (Australian Labor Party)
Current Members in the House of Assembly
Brenton Best (Australian Labor Party)
Adam Brooks (Liberal Party)
Bryan Green (Australian Labor Party)
Paul O’Halloran (Tasmanian Greens)
Jeremy Rockliff (Liberal Party)
At the 2010 House of Assembly Election
Electors enrolled: 72,016
Electors voted: 67,773 (94.11%)
Informal votes: 3,297 (4.58%)
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