Division of Reid

Division of Reid
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Reid 2010.png
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

Election results

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


Coordinates: 33°51′11″S 151°05′02″E / 33.853°S 151.084°E / -33.853; 151.084

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