Electoral division of Pembroke
The electoral division of Pembroke is one of the 15 electorates or ‘seats’ in the Tasmanian Legislative Council or upper house. It is located on Hobart‘s Eastern Shore (east side of the Derwent River) and includes a number of suburbs; Risdon Vale, Geilston Bay, Rose Bay, Lindisfarne, Warrane, Mornington, Bellerive, Howrah and Tranmere. In earlier times, the division included most of the east coast of Tasmania as far north as Bicheno, including the Tasman Peninsula.
The electorate takes its name from a county which was created in Tasmania by early British settlers. The division and the former county both took their name from Pembrokeshire in Wales.
Member Party Period Independent 1856–1876 Independent 1876–1881 Independent 1881–1891 Independent 1891–1899 Independent 1899–1903 James Murdoch, Sr. Independent 1903–1925 James Murdoch, Jr. Independent 1925–1935 John Murdoch Independent 1935–1936 Archibald Blacklow Independent 1936–1953 William Dunbabin Independent 1953–1959 Ben McKay Independent 1959–1976 Peter McKay Independent 1976–1991 Liberal 1991–1999 Cathy Edwards Independent 1999–2001 Allison Ritchie Labor 2001–2009 Vanessa Goodwin Liberal 2009–2017 Jo Siejka Labor 2017–present
- Pembroke Land District
- Tasmanian House of Assembly
- Legislative Council Divisions (2016-17 redistribution) from theLIST ©State of Tasmania (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence).
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