Division of Clark

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

Clark
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Clark in Tasmania, as of the 2019 federal election.
Created2019
MPAndrew Wilkie
PartyIndependent
NamesakeAndrew Inglis Clark
Electors73,846 (2019)
Area292 km2 (112.7 sq mi)
DemographicInner Metropolitan

History

The division is named in honour of Andrew Inglis Clark, the principal author of the Australian Constitution.

The Division of Clark replaced the seat of Denison during a redistribution process overseen by the Australian Electoral Commission in 2017.[1] 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. Mount Wellington is a prominent physical feature in the division's west.[2] 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.[1]

Members

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

Election results

2019 Australian federal election: Clark[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Andrew Wilkie 33,761 50.05 +6.02
Labor Ben McGregor 13,641 20.22 −2.80
Liberal Amanda-Sue Markham 11,719 17.37 −2.55
Greens Juniper Shaw 6,458 9.57 −1.04
United Australia Jim Starkey 1,882 2.79 +2.79
Total formal votes 67,461 97.56 +0.48
Informal votes 1,689 2.44 −0.48
Turnout 69,150 93.64 +0.45
Two-party-preferred result
Labor Ben McGregor 44,642 66.17 +0.84
Liberal Amanda-Sue Markham 22,819 33.83 −0.84
Two-candidate-preferred result
Independent Andrew Wilkie 48,653 72.12 +4.35
Labor Ben McGregor 18,808 27.88 −4.35
Independent hold Swing +4.35

References

  1. "2016-17 Federal Redistribution - Tasmania". ABC Elections. 1 December 2017.
  2. "Map: Division of Clark" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission.
  3. Clark, TAS, Tally Room 2019, Australian Electoral Commission.

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