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Lyons
Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Lyons (green) in Tasmania
Created: 1984
MP: Eric Hutchinson
Party: Liberal
Namesake: Joseph Lyons and Enid Lyons
Electors: 72,875 (2010)
Area: 32,910 km² (12,707 sq mi)
Demographic: Rural

The Division of Lyons is an Australian electoral division in Tasmania. It was set up in 1984 is named for Joseph Lyons, Prime Minister of Australia 1931-39, Member for Wilmot from 1929–39, and his wife Dame Enid Lyons.[1] Dame Enid was the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1943 and the first female member of Cabinet (1949–51).

It is covers an area of 32,910 km² central Tasmania, stretching from the eastern to western coasts and includes such places as New Norfolk, Deloraine and St Marys.[1]

Members

Member Party Term
  Max Burr Liberal 1984–1993
  Dick Adams Labor 1993–2013
  Eric Hutchinson Liberal 2013-present

Election results

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile of the electoral division of Lyons (Tas)". Australian Electoral Commission. 2013. http://www.aec.gov.au/profiles/tas/lyons.htm. Retrieved 6 August 2013.

Other websites

Coordinates: 42°04′55″S 147°04′23″E / 42.082°S 147.073°E / -42.082; 147.073