- Division of Reid
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Reid (green) in New South Wales
Created: 1922 MP: John Murphy Party: Labor Namesake: Sir George Reid Area: 66 km² (25 sq mi) Demographic: Inner Metropolitan
The Division of Reid is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It is located in the western suburbs of Sydney, and includes the suburbs of Abbotsford, Auburn (part), Berala (part), Breakfast Point, Burwood (part), Cabarita, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Croydon (part), Drummoyne, Five Dock, Homebush, Homebush West, Liberty Grove, Lidcombe, Mortlake, Newington, North Strathfield, Rhodes, Rodd Point, Russell Lea, Silverwater, Strathfield (part), Sydney Olympic Park, Wareemba, and Wentworth Point.
The Division was named after Rt Hon Sir George Reid, former Premier of New South Wales and the fourth Prime Minister of Australia. The Division was proclaimed at the redistribution of 13 September 1922, and was first contested at the 1922 Federal election. The seat is currently a marginal Labor seat. Under the initial proposals in the proposed 2009 Redistribution of NSW, the division would have been abolished; however in the final proposals the name "Reid" was retained for a division combining much of the Division of Lowe with part of the old Division of Reid.
Member Party Term Percy Coleman Labor 1922–1931 Joseph Gander Lang Labor 1931–1936 Labor 1936–1940 Labor (Non-Communist) 1940–1940 Charles Morgan Labor 1940–1946 Jack Lang Lang Labor 1946–1949 Charles Morgan Labor 1949–1958 Independent 1958–1958 Tom Uren Labor 1958–1990 Laurie Ferguson Labor 1990–2010 John Murphy Labor 2010–present
Australian federal election, 2010: Reid Party Candidate Votes % ±% Liberal Peter Cooper 34,328 43.11 +7.42 Labor John Murphy 33,051 41.51 -11.35 Greens Adam Butler 8,903 11.18 +3.27 Christian Democrats Bill Shailer 2,445 3.07 +0.76 Socialist Equality Carolyn Kennett 901 1.13 +1.13 Total formal votes 79,628 91.20 -3.22 Informal votes 7,680 8.80 +3.22 Turnout 87,308 91.07 -2.07 Two-candidate preferred result Labor John Murphy 41,949 52.68 -8.16 Liberal Peter Cooper 37,679 47.32 +8.16 Labor hold Swing -8.16
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