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Division of Clark

Clark
Australian House of Representatives Division
Map
Interactive map of boundaries
Created2019
MPAndrew Wilkie
PartyIndependent
NamesakeAndrew Inglis Clark
Electors74,797 (2022)
Area292 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan
State electorate(s)Clark

The Division of Clark is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Tasmania, first contested at the 2019 federal election.

Geography

Federal electoral division boundaries in Australia are determined at redistributions by a redistribution committee appointed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Redistributions occur for the boundaries of divisions in a particular state, and they occur every seven years, or sooner if a state's representation entitlement changes or when divisions of a state are malapportioned.[1]

History

Andrew Inglis Clark, the division's namesake

The division is named in honour of Andrew Inglis Clark, the principal author of the Australian Constitution who was briefly Tasmanian Opposition Leader.

The Division of Clark replaced the seat of Denison during a redistribution process overseen by the Australian Electoral Commission in 2017.[2] It was renamed because Denison was against the democratisation of Tasmania and supported further convict transportation, wheras Clark both helped write the Australian constitution and helped establish the Tasmanian Hare–Clark electoral system which is named in his honour.[3] The division is located in central Hobart on the western shore of the River Derwent. It incorporates the area covered by the Cities of Hobart and Glenorchy, together with the northern parts of Kingborough Council, including Taroona, generally north of the Huon Highway. kunanyi / Mount Wellington is a prominent physical feature in the division's west.[4] Clark is geographically identical to Denison, with the exception of a minor change at the electorate's southern border with the neighbouring Division of Franklin.[2]

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Andrew Wilkie
(1961–)
Independent 18 May 2019
present
Previously held the Division of Denison. Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Clark[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andrew Wilkie 30,005 45.54 −4.51
Labor Simon Davis 12,364 18.76 −1.46
Liberal Will Coats 10,441 15.85 −1.52
Greens Janet Shelley 8,861 13.45 +3.88
One Nation Michelle Cameron 1,715 2.60 +2.60
United Australia Sandra Galloway 941 1.43 −1.36
Animal Justice Casey Davies 828 1.26 +1.26
Liberal Democrats Ian Ramsden 739 1.12 +1.12
Total formal votes 65,894 95.75 −1.81
Informal votes 2,924 4.25 +1.81
Turnout 68,818 92.13 −1.51
Notional two-party-preferred count
Labor Simon Davis 44,309 67.24 +1.07
Liberal Will Coats 21,585 32.76 −1.07
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Andrew Wilkie 46,668 70.82 −1.30
Labor Simon Davis 19,226 29.18 +1.30
Independent hold Swing −1.30

References

  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b "2016-17 Federal Redistribution - Tasmania". ABC Elections. 1 December 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-21/tasmanian-electorate-name-change-from-denison-to-clark/8728840
  4. ^ "Map: Division of Clark" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission.
  5. ^ Clark, TAS, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.

42°53′17″S 147°14′38″E / 42.888°S 147.244°E / -42.888; 147.244

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