Electoral division of Pembroke

The electoral division of Pembroke is one of the 15 electorates or 'seats' in the Tasmanian Legislative Council or upper house. It is located on Hobart's Eastern Shore (east side of the Derwent River) and includes a number of suburbs; Risdon Vale, Geilston Bay, Rose Bay, Lindisfarne, Warrane, Mornington, Bellerive, Howrah and Tranmere. In earlier times, the division included most of the east coast of Tasmania as far north as Bicheno, including the Tasman Peninsula.

TasmaniaLegislative Council

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

MPJo Siejka
NamesakePembroke Land District
Electors22,876 (2019)
Area32 km2 (12.4 sq mi)
Coordinates42.865°S 147.386°E / -42.865; 147.386

The electorate takes its name from a county which was created in Tasmania by early British settlers. The division and the former county both took their name from Pembrokeshire in Wales.[2]


Member Party Period
  James Whyte Independent 1856–1876
  James Lord Independent 1876–1881
  William Hodgson Independent 1881–1891
  Henry Lamb Independent 1891–1899
  William Perkins Independent 1899–1903
  James Murdoch, Sr. Independent 1903–1925
  James Murdoch, Jr. Independent 1925–1935
  John Murdoch Independent 1935–1936
  Archibald Blacklow Independent 1936–1953
  William Dunbabin Independent 1953–1959
  Ben McKay Independent 1959–1976
  Peter McKay Independent 1976–1991
  Liberal 1991–1999
  Cathy Edwards Independent 1999–2001
  Allison Ritchie Labor 2001–2009
  Vanessa Goodwin Liberal 2009–2017
  Jo Siejka Labor 2017–present

See also


  1. Legislative Council Divisions (2016-17 redistribution) from theLIST ©State of Tasmania (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence).
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-28. Retrieved 2007-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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