Origin of name
The Division of Franklin takes its name from Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), Lieutenant-Governor of Tasmania (1837-43).
Franklin is an outer metropolitan division and extends from Old Beach in the north to Dover in the south and Seven Mile Beach in the east. The City of Clarence is in the division of Franklin. Other major towns include Blackmans Bay, Cygnet, Franklin, Geeveston, Huonville, most of Kingston, Margate and Snug. Franklin includes Bruny Island.
6,911 sq km
Number of electors on the Tasmanian Electoral Roll
70,326 (as at 19 February 2010)
The Division of Franklin is both a state House of Assembly electorate and a federal House of Representatives electorate.
Australian Parliament-House of Representatives
Julie Collins (Australian Labor Party)
Current Members in the House of Assembly
Will Hodgman (Liberal Party)
Lara Giddings (Australian Labor Party)
Nick McKim (Tasmanian Greens)
David O’Byrne (Australian Labor Party)
Jacquie Petrusma (Liberal Party)
At the 2010 House of Assembly Election
Electors enrolled: 70,326
Electors voted: 66,593 (94.69%)
Informal votes: 2,548 (3.62%)
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