Division of Franklin (state)
The electoral division of Franklin is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly, located in southern Tasmania and includes Bruny Island, Kingston and the eastern shore of the Derwent River. Franklin is named after Sir John Franklin, the Arctic explorer who was Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (1837–43). The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Franklin.
Franklin and the other House of Assembly electoral divisions are each represented by five members elected under the Hare-Clark electoral system.
History and electoral profile
Franklin includes most of the suburbs of Hobart, such as Kingston, Seven Mile Beach and Lauderdale as well as the rural towns of Huonville, Franklin, Cygnet, Margate and Bruny Island. The subantarctic Macquarie Island is also part of the electorate. The division measures 6,911 km2.
Members for Franklin
Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party 1909 David Dicker Labor Alexander Hean Anti-Socialist John Earle Labor Thomas Hodgman Anti-Socialist Norman Ewing Anti-Socialist (Sir) John Evans Anti-Socialist 1912 Liberal George Martin Labor Liberal Liberal 1913 Arthur Cotton Liberal 1915 Daniel Ryan Liberal 1916 Alexander Hean Liberal William Shoobridge Labor Frederick Burbury Liberal 1917 Nationalist Nationalist Nationalist Nationalist 1917 Arthur Cotton Nationalist 1919 Benjamin Watkins Labor Albert Ogilvie Labor William Dixon Nationalist 1922 Independent Country 1922 William Pearce Labor Peter Murdoch Nationalist John Piggott Country 1922 William Shoobridge Labor 1925 Benjamin Watkins Labor William Sheridan Labor Independent Independent 1928 Henry Baker Nationalist Benjamin Pearsall Independent Nationalist 1931 Independent Alfred Seabrook Nationalist John Dwyer Labor 1934 Edward Brooker Labor Benjamin Pearsall Independent 1937 Basil Plummer Labor George Doyle Nationalist 1939 Francis McDermott Labor 1940 Vincent Shoobridge Nationalist 1941 Henry Hope Labor Thomas McKinley Labor Sir John McPhee Nationalist 1946 Reg Wright Liberal Bill Neilson Labor George Gray Independent Tim Jackson Liberal 1948 John Brown Labor 1948 Charles Hand Labor 1949 Archibald Park Liberal 1950 Thomas Pearsall Liberal 1955 Mabel Miller Liberal 1956 Brian Crawford Labor 1959 Eric Barnard Labor Bill Young Liberal 1960 Independent 1962 Lynda Heaven Labor 1964 Terry Martin Labor Jack Frost Labor Doug Clark Liberal 1966 Eric Iles Liberal 1969 Geoff Pearsall Liberal Stanley Gough Liberal Doug Lowe Labor 1972 John Beattie Liberal 1976 Ray Sherry Labor Steve Gilmour Liberal 1977 Bill McKinnon Labor 1979 Dick Adams Labor Michael Aird Labor John Cleary Liberal 1979 Bill McKinnon Labor 1981 Independent 1982 Ken Wriedt Labor 1986 Peter Hodgman Liberal Fran Bladel Labor Nick Evers Liberal Gerry Bates Greens 1988 John Cleary Liberal 1989 Michael Aird Labor 1990 Paul Lennon Labor Brian Davison Liberal 1995 John Sheppard Labor Mike Foley Greens 1996 Paula Wriedt Labor Bruce Goodluck Independent 1998 Matt Smith Liberal 2001 Martin McManus Liberal 2002 Neville Oliver Labor 2002 Nick McKim Greens Will Hodgman Liberal Lara Giddings Labor 2008 Ross Butler Labor 2009 Daniel Hulme Labor 2010 David O’Byrne Labor Jacquie Petrusma Liberal 2014 Paul Harriss Liberal 2015 Rosalie Woodruff Greens 2016 Nic Street Liberal 2018 David O’Byrne Labor Alison Standen Labor
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