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Tasmania—House of Assembly
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Map of Denison
State Tasmania
MP Elise Archer (Liberal)
Scott Bacon (Labor)
Matthew Groom (Liberal)
Cassy O'Connor (Greens)
Madeleine Ogilvie (Labor)
Party Labor (2), Liberal (2), Greens (1)
Namesake Sir William Denison
Electors 72,445 (2014)
Area 290 km2 (112.0 sq mi)
Demographic Inner metropolitan

The Electoral Division of Denison is one of the five electorates in the Tasmanian House of Assembly. The division is named after Sir William Denison, who was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen's Land (1847–55), and Governor of New South Wales (1855–61). The division shares its name and boundaries with the federal division of Denision. At each state election; five members are elected to Denison through the single transferable vote.

The division is located on the western side of the Derwent River and includes most of the inner ring of the Hobart area. It includes the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and the suburban areas of Moonah, Battery Point, Sandy Bay and Taroona. Covering an area of 290 km² it is the smallest of the five electoral divisions.

The electorate has the highest Green vote in Tasmania. The Australian Labor Party polls strongly in Glenorchy and Moonah, whereas the Greens and Liberals obtain most of their votes in Hobart and Sandy Bay.

Remarkably two of its current members Scott Bacon (ALP) and Matthew Groom (Liberal) are both sons of former Premiers Jim Bacon and Ray Groom respectively.

Current members

  • Scott Bacon – Labor
  • Elise Archer – Liberal
  • Matthew Groom – Liberal
  • Cassy O'Connor – Greens
  • Madeleine Ogilvie – Labor

Members for Denison

Year Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party Member Party
1909   Sir John Davies Anti-Socialist   Sir Elliott Lewis Anti-Socialist   Frederick Rattle Anti-Socialist   Walter Woods Labor   William Sheridan Labor   Edward Crowther Anti-Socialist
1912   Liberal   Liberal   Vincent Barker Labor   Francis Valentine Liberal
1913   Lyndhurst Giblin Labor   William Fullerton Liberal
1914   William Sheridan Labor
1916   John Cleary Labor   William Burgess Liberal
1917   Nationalist   Charles Hoggins Nationalist   George Foster Nationalist   Nationalist
1919   Robert Cosgrove Labor   Robert Snowden Nationalist   John McPhee Nationalist
1922   Charles Grant Nationalist   Charles Culley Labor
1924   Leslie Payne Nationalist
1925   Walter Woods Labor   John Soundy Nationalist   Robert Cosgrove Labor
1928   Edmund Dwyer-Gray Labor   Charles Grant Nationalist
1931   Ernest Turner Nationalist   Gerald Mahoney Labor
1932   Arndell Lewis Nationalist
1934   George Carruthers Independent   Robert Cosgrove Labor   Charles Culley Labor
1937   Arndell Lewis Nationalist   Francis Heerey Labor
1941   Ernest Turner Nationalist
1941   Charles Atkins Nationalist   Alfred White Labor
1945   Francis Heerey Labor
1946   Robert Harvey Nationalist
1946   Liberal   Rex Townley Independent   Horace Strutt Liberal
1948   Bill Wedd Independent   Henry Hope Labor
1950   Liberal   John Gaha Labor
1953   Leo McPartlan Independent
1955   Bill Hodgman Liberal
1958   Eric Howroyd Labor
1959   Bert Lacey Labor
1959   Sir Archibald Park Liberal   Bill Wedd Independent   Charley Aylett Labor   Harry McLoughlin Labor
1959   Independent   Horace Strutt Liberal
1964   Independent
1964   Robert Mather Liberal   Nigel Abbott Liberal   Ken Austin Labor   Merv Everett Labor
1965   George Brown Liberal
1969   Bob Baker Liberal   Max Bingham Liberal   Neil Batt Labor
1972   Kevin Corby Labor
1974   John Green Labor   Ian Cole Labor
1976   Julian Amos Labor   Max Robinson Liberal
1979   John Devine Labor
1980   Gabriel Haros Liberal   Norm Sanders Democrats   Bob Graham Labor
1982   Geoff Davis Liberal   Peter Walker Liberal
1983   Bob Brown Independent Green
1984   Carmel Holmes Liberal   Bob Graham Labor
1986   Independent
1986   Ray Groom Liberal   Judy Jackson Labor   Neil Batt Labor   John White Labor   John Bennett Liberal
1987   John Barker Liberal
1989   Greens   David Crean Labor
1990   Chris Gibson Liberal
1992   Julian Amos Labor   Michael Hodgman Liberal
1993   Peg Putt Greens
1996   Bob Cheek Liberal   Jim Bacon Labor
2001   Michael Hodgman Liberal
2002   Graeme Sturges Labor
2004   David Bartlett Labor
2006   Lisa Singh Labor
2008   Cassy O'Connor Greens
2010   Elise Archer Liberal   Matthew Groom Liberal   Scott Bacon Labor
2011   Graeme Sturges Labor
2014   Madeleine Ogilvie Labor
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