Electoral division of Huon

The Electoral division of Huon is one of the 15 electoral divisions in the Tasmanian Legislative Council. It was created in 1999, however similar electorates of this name have existed since 1900, and members of the Tasmanian upper house for this region appear to have been elected since 1856.

TasmaniaLegislative Council

Map showing the electoral division of Huon, as of the 2017 periodic review.[1]

MPRobert Armstrong
Electors25,335 (2019)
Area6,214 km2 (2,399.2 sq mi)
Coordinates43.248°S 146.67°E / -43.248; 146.67

The total area of the division is 6,214 square kilometres (2,399 sq mi) since a redistribution in August 2017.

As of 31 January 2019, there were 25,335 enrolled voters in the division. The current sitting member is independent Robert Armstrong who was elected in 2014. The next election in the division is due in May 2020.

The division includes the local municipalities of Huon Valley and Kingborough. Localities include Huonville, Margate, Cygnet, Franklin, Geeveston, Bruny Island, Snug, and Howden.


Member Party Period
  Thomas Knight Independent 1856–1857
  Richard Cleburne Independent 1857–1864
  Alexander Kissock Independent 1864–1866
  John Wedge Independent 1866–1868
  John Foster Independent 1868–1874
  James Robertson Independent 1874–1880
  Joseph Solomon Independent 1880
  William Fisher Independent 1881–1882
  John Watchorn Independent 1882–1905
  Thomas Fisher Independent 1905–1909
  Stafford Bird Independent 1909–1924
  David Calvert Independent 1924
  William Calvert Independent 1924–1942
  Rowland Worsley Labor 1942–1948
  Ron Brown Independent 1948–1966
  Michael Hodgman Independent 1966–1974
  Peter Hodgman Independent 1974–1986
  Athol Meyer Independent 1986–1996
  Paul Harriss Independent 1996–2014
  Robert Armstrong Independent 2014–present

See also


  1. Legislative Council Divisions (2016-17 redistribution) from theLIST ©State of Tasmania (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence).
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