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Tasmania 2014 – Braddon

by Ben Raue

Braddon6-ALP-NorthBraddon covers the north-western corner of Tasmania, as well as the west coast and King Island. Most of the population lies in the Burnie, Devonport and Ulverstone areas.

The ALP won a majority of seats in Braddon at every election from 1959 to 1979. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the Liberal Party won a majority of seats in the area. The Greens won a seat off the ALP in 1989, and the Liberal dominance peaked at a 5-1-1 split in 1992.

In 1998, the ALP won a majority of seats for the first time since the 1979 election, with the Greens losing their seat. The 3-2 split favouring Labor was repeated in 2002 and 2006.

In 2010, the Greens won a seat in Braddon, giving them a seat in every electorate in Tasmania.

Braddon is represented by Liberal deputy leader Jeremy Rockliff, Adam Brooks (LIB), renegade Labor MP Brenton Best, Bryan Green (ALP) and Paul O’Halloran (GRN).

The Liberal Party is in a strong position to win a third seat at the expense of the Greens in Braddon.

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