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Cowan
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of COWAN 2016.png
Division of Cowan, Western Australia, 2016.
Created: 1984
MP: Anne Aly
Party: Labor
Namesake: Edith Cowan
Electors: 98668
Area: 180 km² (69 sq mi)
Demographic: Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Cowan is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. It was created in 1984 and is named for Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament.[1] It covers the northern suburbs of Perth, including Girrawheen, Greenwood, Kingsley, Landsdale, Woodvale and Marangaroo.[1]

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  No image.svg Carolyn Jakobsen
(1947–)
Labor 1984 Australian federal election, 1 December 1984 –
1993 Australian federal election, 13 March 1993
Lost seat
  No image.svg Richard Evans
(1953–)
Liberal 1993 Australian federal election, 13 March 1993 –
1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998
Lost seat
  160600 - Graham Edwards - 3a - 2000 Sydney media guide scan.jpg Graham Edwards
(1946–)
Labor 1998 Australian federal election, 3 October 1998 –
2007 Australian federal election, 17 October 2007
Previously a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council. Retired. Last veteran of the Vietnam War to serve in the House of Representatives
  No image.svg Luke Simpkins
(1964–)
Liberal 2007 Australian federal election, 24 November 2007 –
2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016
Lost seat
  Anne Aly MP.jpg Anne Aly
(1967–)
Labor 2016 Australian federal election, 2 July 2016 –
present
Incumbent

Graham Edwards had been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, and a minister in the Lawrence Government.

Election results

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Cowan (WA)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/wa/cowan.htm. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 

Other websites

Coordinates: 31°46′55″S 115°50′46″E / 31.782°S 115.846°E / -31.782; 115.846