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Division of Cooper

Cooper
Australian House of Representatives Division
Location of Cooper (dark green) in Greater Melbourne
Created2019
MPGed Kearney
PartyLabor
NamesakeWilliam Cooper
Electors108,730 (2022)
Area59 km2 (22.8 sq mi)
DemographicInner metropolitan
Coordinates37°44′49″S 145°0′29″E / 37.74694°S 145.00806°E / -37.74694; 145.00806

The Division of Cooper is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It takes in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The division was contested for the first time at the 2019 federal election, with Ged Kearney of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) elected as its inaugural member of parliament. She had previously represented the Division of Batman since the 2018 by-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

William Cooper, the division's namesake

The division is named in honour of the Aboriginal Australian political activist William Cooper (1861–1941).

The Division of Cooper was created in 2018 after the Australian Electoral Commission oversaw a mandatory redistribution of divisions in Victoria.[2] Cooper's geography mirrors almost entirely the Division of Batman, which it replaced in the redistribution.[3] Unlike Batman, Cooper includes parts of Coburg North which had previously belonged in the neighbouring division of Wills, though it no longer features parts of Thomastown or Bundoora.[3]

The seat was notionally held by the Labor Party on a 0.6% margin over the Greens, when compared to the result for Batman at the 2016 federal election.[3] At the 2019 election incumbent Ged Kearney received a swing of over 13% making the seat once again safe for the ALP.

Members

Image Member Party Term Notes
  Ged Kearney
(1963–)
Labor 18 May 2019
present
Previously held the Division of Batman. Incumbent

Election results

2022 Australian federal election: Cooper[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labor Ged Kearney 38,754 41.34 −5.52
Greens Celeste Liddle 25,648 27.36 +6.43
Liberal Jadon Atkinson 15,329 16.35 −3.25
United Australia Adam La Rosa 4,170 4.45 +2.48
Victorian Socialists Kath Larkin 3,250 3.47 −0.75
One Nation William Turner 2,807 2.99 +2.99
Animal Justice Rabin Bangaar 2,207 2.35 −0.20
Fusion Adrian Whitehead 1,585 1.69 +1.69
Total formal votes 93,750 95.74 +0.66
Informal votes 4,169 4.26 −0.66
Turnout 97,919 90.16 −2.18
Notional two-party-preferred count
Labor Ged Kearney 70,743 75.46 −0.75
Liberal Jadon Atkinson 23,007 24.54 +0.75
Two-candidate-preferred result
Labor Ged Kearney 55,006 58.67 −6.16
Greens Celeste Liddle 38,744 41.33 +6.16
Labor hold Swing −6.16
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
Primary vote results in Batman/Cooper (Parties that did not get 5% of the vote are omitted)
  Liberal
  Labor
  Australian Democrats
  Greens
  Australian Conservatives
  Call to Australia
  Independent
Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
Two-candidate preferred votes in Cooper (formerly Batman)

References

  1. ^ Muller, Damon (14 November 2017). "The process of federal redistributions: a quick guide". Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 23 May 2022. Retrieved 19 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Names and boundaries of federal electoral divisions in Victoria decided". Australian Electoral Commission. 20 June 2018. Archived from the original on 19 March 2019. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "2017-18 Federal Redistributions - Victoria". ABC Elections. 20 June 2018. Archived from the original on 23 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ Cooper, VIC, 2022 Tally Room, Australian Electoral Commission.
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