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Australian House of Representatives Division
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Division of Cowan (green) in Western Australia
Created 1984
MP Luke Simpkins
Party Liberal
Namesake Edith Cowan
Electors 89,536 (2010)
Area 180 km2 (69.5 sq mi)
Demographic Outer Metropolitan

The Division of Cowan is an Australian Electoral Division in Western Australia. It was created in 1984 and is named for Edith Cowan, the first woman elected to an Australian Parliament. It covers the northern suburbs of Perth, including Girrawheen, Greenwood, Kingsley, Landsdale, Woodvale and Marangaroo.


Member Party Term
  Carolyn Jakobsen Labor 1984–1993
  Richard Evans Liberal 1993–1998
  Graham Edwards Labor 1998–2007
  Luke Simpkins Liberal 2007–present

Graham Edwards had been a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, and a minister in the Lawrence Government.

Election results

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